Sunday, November 19, 2017

Iconic Snowflakes

Hello again!  Tonight I have another Christmas card to share with you.  Inspiration for the card comes from the current challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown.











It was an easy choice to use snowflakes to represent the circles in the sketch and then when I saw the blues and silver of the color challenge, I knew I had the perfect combination.




The snowflakes were heat embossed on Tim Holtz watercolor card stock with silver embossing powder, as was the sentiment.  However, the sentiment did not come out well, so I redid it on a separate piece of watercolor paper and ended up layering it in the center with silver and light blue card stock.  Phew, love a good recovery, and frankly I think it added a nice element of interest.  But before adding those layers in the center, I used a waterbrush and lightly watercolored some Salty Ocean Distress Ink around the snowflakes then die cut the panel with a Stitched Rectangle die.  The panel and the sentiment rectangle were also sprayed with Shimmer spray before completing the panel.




The base was layered with a slightly smaller panel of Island Blue card stock, then the watercolor panel was adhered using Fun Foam to give some dimension.  I also used Fun Foam under the sentiment panel.  A few sequins were added then the card was complete.  While I couldn't capture the sparkle in the pics above (I think I need to give Santa a hint that I need a camera upgrade ;-), I brought the card back to my desk (I try to photograph in natural light) for a shot so you could see how glittery it turned out. 



Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added links to both challenges above, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration.


Stef




Product details
Stamps:  Lots of Snowflakes (Simon Says Stamp), Iconic Christmas (WPlus9)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Island Blue (SSS), Surf Blue (SSS), Silver Foil, Tim Holtz watercolor card stock
Ink:  Salty Ocean, Versamark
Other:  Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder, Stitched Rectangle die, Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts)

3 comments:

Vickie Zimmer said...

Great use of the sketch and colors!! I can just see that "sparkle"!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I Love al those silver snowflakes and the sequins! So pretty and perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so pretty! Love the blue and embossing! Glad you joined us at FMS!