Thursday, November 26, 2015

Stitched Snowflake


Hi everyone.  I had a bit of time to play in my studio yesterday.  I didn't get much else accomplished, except for making a batch of Christmas sugar cookies.  It's my third batch and they are in the freezer, ready to be thawed, iced and decorated close to Christmas.  It's a tradition in our family to have these sweet delights.  Each batch makes seven dozen ... and I'll be making four batches this year.  Yep, that's a LOT of sugar cookies. :)  Most will be given to family for gifts.

On to my card.  First, I want to thank my sweet friend, Karen (Snippets).  She sent me these stitched snowflakes LAST year and I'm just getting around to using them. Thank you so much Karen! :)

I saw the challenge at Merry Monday (#181 - blue, white with texture)  and this idea popped into my head.  It actually turned out how I expected, which is unusual for me. :)




I used a background stamp that is all Christmas sayings (love it), and heat embossed in white onto soft blue card stock.  I love the texture and dimension from the embossing.  Then I layered three white snowflakes to create a thick die to "lift" it from the tag, adding a smaller blue snowflake on top.  A simple stamped sentiment (this is very pale blue ink, so it's actually better in real life than in the photo), and some baker's twine and my card was done.  Easy, peasy and so fun! :)

Check out the challenge at Merry Monday to see all the amazing cards from their very talented design team.  I know you'll be inspired to play along. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!








Stamps:  Snowman Sayings (Amy R); Christmas Story (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Bashful Blue (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stitched tag die (Lil' Inkers), Stitched snowflake die-cuts from my friend Karen, white embossing powder, heat tool, white baker's twine (SU!)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #181

26 comments:

Carol said...

What a gorgeous card Loll, love the background stamped words and lovely snowflake. Carol x

Julie B said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the embossed tag and great use of the snowflakes. :)

Cathy said...

Such a pretty blue Loll, the text background looks fabulous on your tag. The snowflake is the perfect highlight, Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so pretty. Love the colours you've used x

Bonnie said...

I love the soft blue and white and the curly twine! Pretty snowflake and wonderful layout too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the softness of this one Loll! That sweet tag and stitched snowflakes are gorgeous! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Susan said...

Beautiful! And of course I love the colours! Perfect for Merry Monday!

Suchi said...

Love the soft blue in this card..that tag looks amazing against the gorgeous snowflake! :)
Suchi xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Loll this is just brilliant, I love the soft blue colour and the background stamp with all the saying, just perfect. The snowflakes everything so so eyecatching. This has to be in with your best ofs.

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous Tag and card my friend! Glad you got to play and bake - two of my favorite things. :)

Karen B said...

This is so pretty Loll - just love the soft blue with the white. Your cookies sound gorgeous.....yum yum!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Karen D. said...

I agree....so very pretty mf. Happy you can use the snowflakes. If you ever want anymore, please let me know. Always happy to support a fellow addicted stamper!!
hug and have a great wknd.
Karen

Linda said...

Love the soft colour of this Loll ...... the stitched snowflake is so cute too! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Loll!! I love the soft blue, I could just melt right into it! Beautiful layered snowflake and the stitched tag is wonderfully unique!! So frosty and dreamy! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet tag card Loll - love the white embossing on the blue tag!

Brenda said...

I love this simple but elegant Christmas card Loll! The soft color combo is perfect and I am in love with those snowflakes. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

These soft colors are so beautiful. The embossed white script against that delicate blue, so very pretty, and looks great on the stitched tag too. And those snowflakes..my, my. Good idea to layer them as you've done, because it's created so much dimension. You just go from success to success. TFS & Hugs

Jacquie Southas said...

So soft & pretty! Love the background stamp on the tag.

nancy littrell said...

So pretty and love your soft bashful blue and white color combo. Your word stamps and stitched tag is the perfect touch. TFS Loll. P. S. I can smell your yummy sugar cookies too :-)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

This is really so pretty!! Love how you did the tag, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Susangail Powell said...

Your card is beautiful! Every detail is perfect! I love the soft blue and the patterned paper, the layout, the stamping....love it ALL!!

Maura R said...

Love the soft blues on this one, Loll! And that single snowflake is such an eye-catcher - lovely!

Anita in France said...

Pretty and so delicate, Loll ... love the white and soft blue colour palette! Hugs, Anita :)

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness this tag totally rocks :) Love those soft colors and that delicate look !

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty tag! I love the soft blue and white, and the stitching on your snowflake is such a great way to add texture!
I'll bet your Sugar Cookies are amazing :)

Bobby said...

I can see why you love that background stamp, Loll. It makes a perfect backdrop for so many different cards. I thought it was DP at first.