Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snowflake Ornament


Hi everyone.  Today's card is based on the November Sketch challenge at Happy Little Stampers.



I have joined the Happy Little Stampers Forum and will be working on creating a new and fun challenge for them, starting January 2015 ... stay tuned for more info! :)

For now I wanted to join in the sketch challenge ... it's closing in a just over three days.

As for the card above, I don't like taking my photos of my cards facing left ... it just seems wrong to me :)  But I added a very thick coat of glossy accents over top of the snowflake ornament, and my lights were bouncing off of it when it was facing the other way.  So, sorry for the bad photo.

I used a piece of Smooshed background that I found in my UFO box (as Bonnie call's it --- love that!).  Smooshing is a technique that I learned from Bonnie as well, and I love how it looks for the orrnament.  I simply added a die-cut snowflake (used white glimmer paper from SU!), and coated it with GA.  The silver wired cord is a gift from Bonnie (she has had a big hand in making this card!!) :) ... and the embossed snowflake background I borrowed from my friend Susan.  So I have to say that this card was made with the help of my friends!  Thank you Bonnie and Susan! :)

The sentiment is cut with my Silhouette Cameo from silver foil paper.

If you have a little time, this sketch is so easy to work with and can fit a range of styles of card making ... come join in the fun at the Happy Little Stampers blog.  And come take a look around the Happy Little Stampers Forum as well.  Membership is free ... and there's all kinds of tutorials and chats where you can ask questions about techniques, supplies, etc.  It takes a little while to get comfortable with navigating around the forum, but there's already lots of information available even though it's only a few months old. Would love to see you there! :)







Paper:  White (Neenah); White glimmer and Silver Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestability (Spellbinders); Maryanne Snowflake die (Simon Says), glossy accents, silver wire, Silhouette Cameo, merry christmas cut file, snowflake embossing folder


22 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Loll. I LOVE your pretty ornament covered with Glossy Accents. Must have taken hours to dry! Beautiful dry EB background too. TFS my friend.

Sandy said...

Oh wow! What an absolutely beautiful card!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

I thought your card looked different, it is facing the wrong way. lol It is a beautiful card Loll, I love that embossing folder, your "ornament" is just beautiful and I love the nice thick layer of GA-looks like enamel! And your sentiment is just beautiful. I will have to check out those links after the holidays Loll, sounds like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what you come up with for a new challenge! Hugs, Brenda

jasann said...

This is a beautiful card, thanks for sharing!!!!

Susan said...

Don't worry about the photo facing that way - it looks just fine! What a gorgeous ornament - the glossy accents is fabulous on it! Beautiful embossed background too :))

Lee-Anne said...

That ornament has such dimension, Loll...it's stunning! Love the font you've used for the sentiment...so pretty! And that embossing folder...hmmm may have to go looking for that one! A beautiful card thanks to a little help from your friends :)

Kathyk said...

And it just looks FAB-u-LOUS!

Kathyk

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll ..... I love the ornament, the glossy accents look fab (and so does your photo btw!) xx

Julie B said...

Love that swirly snowflake embossing folder, just enough detail to allow the gorgeous ornament to shine! x

Inky and Quirky said...

Oh my,this is so beautiful Loll,really wintery and sparkly,beautifully made

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

A stunning Christmas Card Loll.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful take on the sketch, Loll!
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. :)

May i ask you a tool question? Do you own an embossing stylus, a larger ball one? I want to be able to create dimension on punched out or die cut flowers but cannot seem to find. Thanks!

hellerlittle said...

Loll this is an amazing Card --- just love the cas in it
CU hellerlittle

Bonnie said...

Wish I could have been sitting with you as you made this! Wouldn't that be fun! This is beautiful! Love that embossed background and think I have it in my NBUS pile. Need to fix that! The glossy ornament is gorgeous!

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Loll!
Val x

Kylie said...

I am exactly the same when it comes to taking my photos! It seems when I need something to sparkle, I have to turn my card to the left lol. This is stunning! All the glossy accents on that ornament is amazing! Great use of the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is so stunning, Loll ... LOVE that shimmery shiny snowflake ornament! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Love the ornament, pure delight :)

Barb Ghig said...

So sorry for the late post...too much turkey for me :)
This card is absolutely STUNNING, Loll! I love how you added a coat of shine on the ornament and your glittery sentiment is just beautiful! Love, love, love your embossed background, too!

cm said...

Whether facing left, or right, this card is nothing short of stunning! I'm in awe....
Hugs~c

My Paper Epiphany said...

I just love your ornament - looks especially fantastic on the embossed background! I'll have to check my UFO box and do some smooshing! Btw I have just ordered some Brushos - I couldn't resist after seeing your cards!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

All of your Christmas cards are wonderful! I can't wait to get properly stuck in Christmas card making this weekend! I'm feeling very inspired after my visit here! Thank you ;) xx