Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Festive Friday Challenge #27

Hello friends.  A bit later posting here...having a retired hubby is already messing with my schedule!  Oh well, we'll figure it out, although it still feels a bit like he's on vacation.  Anyway, playing along with the Festive Friday challenge today, and I am still loving all these photos that Meredith is coming up with for inspiration for our cards.  Could this photo be any more beautiful or inspiring?!


It makes me think sparkly, but also so soft and still.  So with those thoughts in mind, here is what I came up with:


 
I know I use this snowflake die a lot (Memory Box), but I love the intricacy of it!  I stamped first with Hero Arts "Needles and Cones" stamp set with Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery inks and then die cut the snowflake in the center of the square layer.  I mounted this layer to a square of POW silver glitter paper, and then layered that onto a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square white card base.  My sentiment at the bottom is from PTI's "In the Meadow" stamp set (thanks again Sue!!) and then finished off with a sheer white ribbon and a snowflake charm.  Here's a closer up photo:
 
  

Make sure you click on both photos to enlarge to see all the detail and sparkle.  There's still a lot of time left to play along with this challenge, and also a lot of beautiful inspiration from the design team and players, so make sure you check it out here .

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you stop back again tomorrow for a really cute card I made for the Merry Monday challenge.  Have a wonderful Wednesday! :0)

8 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card! It takes a while to get used to having a "retired" spouse around, according to my husband. You'll get it all figured out. So sorry about the snow - it's too bad you can't re-route the snowstorm to somewhere else, say Florida!

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  2. Super Lovely! LOVE your take on the challenge!

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  3. So pretty Marcia! Love this card. So glad Al isn't ready to retire yet. I like my quiet for the hour or so when I get home in the afternoon Al or Tim come home. Again, gorgeous card!!!

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  4. What a beautiful card! I love the pine stamped around the edges and the lovely snowflake! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

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  5. Love the sparkle and the shimmer from the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  6. Gorgeous card. Love the stamping around that snowflake.

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  7. Your card is beautiful, Marcia! I love those branches! What a pretty interpretation of the inspiration photo--love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Festive Friday!

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  8. Love the inlaid snowflake and the sparkle behind it, Marcia! Beautiful!!! THanks so much for joining us again!!!

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