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:

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card Loll, very eye catching.

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning in its simplicity, Loll! Just love this!

Kylie said...

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

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Betty said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.

Barb Ghig said...

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

Michelle Liimatainen said...

So, so pretty!!!!!

Karen B said...

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

sandie said...

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

Deepti said...

The handing snowflake!! stunning ...

Leigh Penner said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

Hayley Kew said...

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

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll!

Deborah Frings said...

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!

Marcie Rhys said...

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.

Karen D said...

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

Meredith MacRitchie said...

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!

Karen said...

this is awesome mf...

Geri said...

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

Chrissy Larson said...

Absolutely elegant! Gorgeous card!

Julie Day said...

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