Thursday, February 06, 2014

Snowflake Ornament


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the current challenge at Festive Friday (FFC24).  I love the inspiration photo and used it to create a snowflake ornament.  Here's the photo ...



I received a beautiful Christmas card last year from my friend Frances.  It was a card with the circle aperture on the front, filled with an round ornament stamped with a world map.  The sentiment was "peace on earth".  I thought it was so creative and I wanted to try to reproduce that beautiful design.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good photo that shows the sparkle and shine of the snowflake ornament.  I glued three snowflakes together to make one thick die-cut, then I coated it with two layers of dazzling diamonds and finally a coat of crystal effects (glossy accents).  It's so sparkly and shiny in real life ... you'll have to take my word on that :)

I love how it hangs in the cut-out and has movement (another thing that makes it difficult to photograph) :)

I do love this layout and design and realized that it totally fits with the CAS(E) this sketch! (#63) from today - isn't that a happy accident! :)



I'm also entering this into the current Addicted to Stamps and More - #81 - Anything Goes.







Stamps:  Traditional Christmas Sentiments - digital (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Marianne snowflake die (Simon Says), dazzling diamonds, crystal effects, silver jump ring




25 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Loll, very eye catching.

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  2. Stunning in its simplicity, Loll! Just love this!

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  3. Love it. I like how you have the ornament with movement. Stunning xx

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  4. Gorgeous - love the 'free' hanging snowflake. I'll be casing this for sure! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  5. Love the snowflake in the aperture! Into my favourites for sure!! I too love the inspiration image at Festive Friday - I'm hoping to do a card for it this weekend.

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  6. OMG Loll, I love it. Are you on Facebook? Let me know. I will post some cards I made and friend you if you are! This one is amazing.

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  7. beautiful snowflake and love how it's hanging in the opening - very elegant!

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  8. I love this and wish the photo could show the sparkle! Wonderful layout and idea! The ornament could be removed and put on a Christmas tree.

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  9. I love how you created an aperture for your beautiful snowflake! Such a lovely card, Loll!

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  10. Just love this card Loll. It is so effective with the snowflake hanging in the circle aperture. It looks so clean and crisp.

    Karen x

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  11. Stunning Loll and I love the font on the sentiment. I have this one but keep forgetting to use it x

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  12. The handing snowflake!! stunning ...

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  13. Oh, this is wonderful! Beautiful take on the sketch!

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  14. Completely and totally stunning, Loll ... I love it ... sooo beautiful! Anita :)

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  15. Oh this is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. We hope to see you back again soon :)

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  16. I'm commenting backwards and saw this after the copper bauble. I think the white on white is so elegant, but my favourite is the copper one! Thanks again for playing along with ASM this week!

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  17. Absolutely stunning. What a great take on the layout! You have my mind thinking of all kinds of "holes" and things to hang in them. Your placement cut-out and text is impeccable. Thnks so much for sharing.

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  18. I love the deep 3D effect you have achieved Loll. Gorgeous simplicity.:-0

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  19. I really, REALLY love this card! The design is so beautiful,I can't imagine how gorgeous that sparkly snowflake is in real life! Thank you so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  20. What a pretty design, Loll! I love that charm style snowflake...what a sweet idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  21. Absolutely elegant! Gorgeous card!

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  22. Gorgeous card! Love the suspended snowflake :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)