Friday, October 18, 2013

Merry Monday #79

Good morning friends and happy Friday!  Back with another Christmas card for my growing stash and the Merry Monday challenge.  This week the challenge is to use a snowflake, and the colors blue, white, and silver.

 
No hardship here, as I LOVE snowflakes and this color scheme!  I think I'm not the only one too, as there are LOTS of beautiful cards already entered here.  Here is my take on this challenge:
 
 
I love using this holographic paper for snowflakes, but it's a real challenge to photograph it...you'll have to trust me that it's just beautifully sparkly IRL! :0)  Because I wanted the snowflake (PTI die) to take center stage, I purposely kept the rest of my card very clean and simple.  I started with a navy blue (and white speckles) card base and then added a white layer that I cut the circle out of, stamped my sentiment (PTI's Christmas Favorites #10), and then embossed with SU!'s "Northern Flurry" ef.  I mounted this layer with foam adhesive to give a little depth and then hung my snowflake with silver cord so that it dangles inside the cutout circle. (would be very easy to untie the snowflake and use it as a Christmas ornament if the recipient wanted to!)  I finished with a little diamond bling in the center of the snowflake and a couple of silver nailheads (Gina K) in the centers of two of the embossed snowflakes. 
 
Edited to add: I just realized after going back to Merry Monday's site, that my hanging snowflake idea is just like one of the design teams card - Sue Joyce.  I got so excited by the color challenge that I didn't look that close at the design teams cards until just now and saw that I had done a definite CASE!  Great idea Sue!   
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by to visit...I love it when you do!  :0)
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And, how wonderful to be able to use that snowflake as an ornament. Would definitely be pretty on the tree.

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  2. Love the detachable snowflake idea! And I sure like your snowflakes better than the ones here on the ground. Happy Friday!

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  3. Stunning card Marcia! I love the hanging snowflake - so sparkly! Great use of the challenge elements!

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  4. That snowflake is stunning! Gorgeous card, Marcia. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  5. Beautiful card Marcia, your snowflake is stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  6. I love all that white space that shows off the pretty snowflake beautifully, Marcia! Love the embossing and perfect sentiment too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Love this beautiful Christmas card and big snowflake in the center with the embossing!!

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  8. Marcia, love the holographic paper for this challenge and the striking way you displayed it! Used the same die, totally different look. Will have to try your way soon. Loving the effect of pulling out the blue behind it.

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  9. OOooooooo...I LOVE that snowflake! The holographic paper is stunning! Would you like my mailing address, so I can hoard this card foever? LOL I'm joking, although whoever does receive this card will be one lucky recipient! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Marie! The holographic paper makes it so easy to make a sparkly snowflake! :0)

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  10. Wow, Marcia! That snowflake just shimmers and shines! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  11. Love this! Love that paper too! I think lots of people use this kind of design with a snowflake ......so not really a CASE but I didn't see the other cards....:)

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  12. Love the sparkle snowflake and the embossing design as background.

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