Monday, October 14, 2013

Snowflake Wreath


Hi everyone.  Another week has gone by (time is passing so quickly these days!) ... and it's time for the next Merry Monday challenge (#79).  This week it's a theme and color challenge combined.  Take a look ...


I love all the sections of the inspiration photo above ... and I hope you are inspired to join us for the challenge!

I started by cutting an Island Indigo card base ... I know, it's way outside my norm :)  I just love this shade of blue and I thought it would make a wonderful background for a snowflake wreath.

My friend Susan posted this card in her gallery on SCS a couple of months ago with a snowflake wreath and I just loved it ... so I made one for myself today - thanks for the inspiration Susan!  First I created a white ring of card stock for my base (cut with two sizes of circle nesties).  I die-cut several small and medium sized snowflakes and then layered them onto the ring with a little glue.  To add a little shine to the wreath, I scattered silver glimmer stars randomly on the snowflakes.  I splattered white ink onto my card front and cut out a square so that my wreath could be recessed.  I embossed the sentiment in white.

Here's a close-up:



It's hard to see the stars on the wreath, so I took another photo from a different angle.  I think you can see them better below.




Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Island Indigo (SU!)
Ink:  Whisper White, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Snowflakes (Impression Obsession), Circle and Square  Nesties (Spellbinders), Holiday shapes die (Simon Says), toothbrush, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


I hope you'll join us for the latest Merry Monday challenge.  Pop by Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) for the details and to see the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the Design Team.




38 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your snowflake wreath card Loll and your card is a lovely shade of blue...can't believe how near Christmas is now....

Anne

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love the white splatter on the blue, and the random stars on the wreath.

Sue said...

Hi Loll, your beautiful snowflake wreath looks stunning against the lovely blue background. xx

JoAnn said...

Love how you framed the gorgeous snowflake wreath and did the splattering on the blue.

Wendy said...

So pretty, Loll!! Love your snowflake wreath and all the sparkle! Beautiful holiday card!! :)

OH Babs said...

Are you kidding me? OMG Loll this card is gorgeous. I love the shade of blue.

Anonymous said...

You are on a roll with holiday cards. I love this one! Beautiful colors.

Anonymous said...

Simple, but elegant... as usual , Loll, your cards are stunning...

MaryH said...

I can see why this lovely blue spatter paper was outside your comfort zone of the crisp white you often use. Once again, though, you proved a master with this color background. So stunning as a backdrop for this dazzling snowflake wreath. Just absolutely beautiful. I'll be looking at tiny snowflakes in a different way. (Don't think I have any really tiny snowflakes. Ah, now I'm off on another search!). TFS & Hugs

sandie said...

this is wonderful Loll, I love how you used the snowflakes to make the wreath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, Lolly, that wreath is breathtaking, no question about it, but what I am really swooning over is your paint splatters. I thought it was shimmery blue paper which is perfect for reflecting the snowflakes. How cool that simple splatters give that illusion?!! Another one to pin. I learn something new from you every single time, oh, Master!! Hugs, Grasshopper Dolly

Deepti said...

OMG what a beauty this is.... I so love it :)

nancy littrell said...

So absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!!! I love your Island Indigo background. Really makes your gorgeous white snowflake wreath pop. So cool with the white splatters too. TFS your card and Susan's too.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous !!! gosh that must have taken forever , love the pain splatter for snow amazing. Loll you are sooooo clever.

Marie

Lea Brawn said...

What a wonderful card Loll. I love the colour and the wreath is absolutely fabulous. Just stunning..
Love Lea x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Just love the shade of blue - it sets the wreath off so well.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

I so want to touch this, Loll, it's so ... um ... touchable! I love the dimension, the glittery stars ... and was going to say glittery paper till I read it isn't, it's splatters ... they're fabulous! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you created so much dimension with your wreath and the color combo is stunning! Pretty starts, and your splatters are beautiful with the lovely sentiment, too!

Marie B. said...

Gorgeous card Loll! :)

Bonnie said...

I have been admiring this wreath and it shows so beautifully against the Island Indigo! And the tiny silver stars really add some sparkle! You and Susan have done wonderful snowflake wreathes and have inspired me to try one.

Karren said...

Stunning card, Loll. That wreath is adorable with its little silver stars and to recess it is genius! Your white splatter is a perfect touch!

Lesley said...

Wow, Loll. This is a showstopper. Love that amazing wreath and the inset design. Gorgeous!

Carol Doggett said...

Beautiful!!!

Karen D said...

Absolute perfection Loll. I love the base blue you have used with the wonderful splattering. The wreath is extraordinary!!

Karen M said...

Stunning card - I love how you made your wreath out of snowflakes - it looks amazing! Hugs xx

Gramma Sarah said...

May I echo the comments above . . . you are an artist. You take an idea and make it elegant and fun and perfect!

Susan said...

Loll, thank you so much for doing me the honour of casing my card! You took it one step further and framed it beautifully in that recessed window. I love the splatter of white on the top layer. And the blue and the little stars are gorgeous.

LeAnne said...

This is a real stunner......I had to run over to Simon Says to check out how you did those little stars.....I missed them the first time I checked out this card! Love the richness of your card base...it really makes your wreath stand out!

Blanerva Morten Brigitta Vadasz said...

Wow!!! Absolutely stunning!

Susan Joyce said...

Love how you made the wreath Loll, it is so pretty. Love the splatters of ink on the card base too.

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely snowflake Christmas wreath, Loll! How imaginative, and beautifully executed! Thank you for sharing! hugs, de

Julia Aston said...

Love this snowflake wreath Loll! what a wonderful look - almost looks like star fish from the ocean! I'll be case'ing this design for sure!! Love the speckle on the blue as well!!

stampwithsandy said...

Your snowflake wreath is amazing, Loll! The little silver stars are the perfect ornaments.

Joanne said...

This wreath is just lovely and the dark IslandIndigo base sets it off to perfection!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Loll, I love your wreath with the glittery stars.

Kate said...

I love your wreath. Gotta try this !!!

Ирина Ефанова said...

Очень красивая открытка. На первый взгляд простая, но всё дело, как раз в простоте. Супер.

Nancy said...

I absolutely love your wreath card and I also love "blue" for Christmas (it's the unexpected color).
Thanks too for your instructions on how you made this adorable wreath, too, too, cute!