Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Merry Monday #140 - Snowflakes

Hello friends.  Well, it's time to start again....yup, the Merry Monday challenge is back to inspire us to get our Christmas cards done in time for next Christmas!  May sound silly in the first week of January, but I had all the Christmas cards I needed done in late October this past year!  Did I have all the insides done???  Welllllllll, not exactly.  And I even made a New Years resolution last year to finish all the insides as I made each card...just couldn't seem to stick to it!  I'm going to try harder this year! :0)

This week, the challenge is to use a snowflake on our card, and I certainly have no shortage of snowflakes in my stamp room!  I'm using snowflake dies on my card today that I bought a few months back, and then forgot I had them till cleaning up after Christmas.  Because I hadn't used them yet, I think they qualify as NBUS and will work to play along with Darnell's #3 challenge too!  Here's what I came up with:



These dies came as a set of 5 (I only used 3 of them) and are very small, but I love how delicate looking they all are!  (Impression Obsession)  I started by cutting 2 circles; one in white cardstock, and the other in POW Silver Glitter Paper (Lil Inker Stitched Circle dies).  I sponged the white cardstock circle with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Worn Lipstick), and then die cut the 3 snowflakes.  I attached the 2 circles together with the glitter paper on the bottom.  Next I added 5 layers of the snowflakes all cut out of just plain white cardstock.  It's hard to see in my photos, but in the cut out areas of the white snowflakes you can see the silver glitter paper.  I love the look of the depth that gluing 5 layers of the snowflakes together gives them!  I attached the circle to a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 white card base that I stamped a partial sentiment from PTI's "In the Meadow" stamp set, and then used SU!'s Northern Flurry embossing folder to give a little design to the background.  I also added a few diamond dots and some silver cording to finish off the card.

If you need a little inspiration to get started making Christmas cards again, check out all the beauties from the design team and players over on the Merry Monday site.


Doesn't that cupcake look SO pretty and yummy?!!!  GREAT inspiration and photo choice!!

And don't forget to play along with Darnell's latest challenge too if you have any NBUS!  And if you don't....come see me as I've got LOTS and LOTS of NBUS!!! 


You can check out all the "Quirements" and other entries over on Darnell's blog right here .

Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0)

15 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, I love the combo of embossed and die cut snowflakes - so fun! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  2. This is beautiful, Marcia! Love those little snowflakes and the perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. HI Marcia, what a beautiful card, love the colours!!!!

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  4. Lovely card Marcia! I'm hooked on snowflakes and have to buy practically every stamp and die when I see them! Hazel x

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  5. Beautiful! Love the delicate snowflakes!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  6. Fab card, love the embossing and your layout. Gail

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  7. Wow this is a great card love the embossing.

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  8. Boy, did you ever nail this challenge. The dry embossing is a perfect background for that gorgeous circle.

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  9. So pretty. Love those snowflake impressions. The blue circle makes a great contrasting focal point for your snowflake.

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  10. Very pretty. Love the colors and the snowflakes.

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  11. I have those snowflake dies & love them--gorgeous card!

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  12. You've created amazing texture and dimension on this CASlicious and spectacular snowflake card, Marcia! I have been eyeballing it for a very long time! I love the attention to detail like seeing the silver through the snowflake! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! It's good to see you! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Hi Marcia, I love snowflakes and I like your card. That EF is one of my favorites. I too used that EF for my challenge card.

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  14. Your card is beautiful, Marcia and i'm so proud that you had all your Christmas cards done in October! :) Loving the pretty embossing folder and those wonderful snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us this week (and all of last year!) over at Merry Monday! :)

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