Let It Snow Snowflakes Card

by Joanne James6. December 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is the turn of my good friend Claire to host and she has a fun theme to get our creative juices flowing this week:


I had an idea brewing in my mind all week for this challenge, but I had rather less time to craft this week than I would have liked so ended up in the end going with something altogether more clean and simple! I was intrigued by this week's sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and was sad to see that Hayley and Tara are winding up the Colour Me...! blog after this week's challenge. I had such a lovely time when I did my DT stint over there I just had to play along for this their final challenge (although I did take a little liberty by adding in silver to my monochromatic colour scheme - well ladies, it is Christmas!) I'm also linking with CAS-UAL Fridays, since my card today features snowflakes - take a look:


I used a base of Soft Sky then added some strips of silver glimmer paper, before adding my Whisper White panel. On this panel, I stamped the small snowflake from the Project Life Hello December set in Versamark and heat embossed it in silber. I then cut a stencil with my 1 1/4" circle punch and sponged around the snowflakes in Soft Sky ink. I then took my 'let it snow' sentiment from the Sparkly Season stamp set and having  curved it on my block, I stamped just the first two words in Versamark and heat embossed that in silver too. For my 'snow' to finish the sentiment, I used the coordinating die cut from the same set and cut three in extra-thick Whisper White and one in silver glimmer paper and layered them together to create my stacked sentiment. In retrospect I would change the placement of the 'let it' (it should be above the 'snow' rather than below it) but I was against the clock and didn't have time to make a second panel. That aside, I like the card -there is something soothing about the soft blue colour and the pattern is an interesting one. Oh and it's got silver glimmer paper, which I seem to be using everywhere lately!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your snowy creations this week. I'm off for a morning of basketball and then I've some final preparations for the last of my Christmas card classes tomorrow, hopefully time for a spot of crafting, then Ben is attending a birthday party in the afternoon. Oh and we are going to attempt to put the Christmas tree up - not much to be going on with then!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (9) -

Linda Callahan
Linda Callahan United States
12/6/2015 4:32:24 PM #

Sparkle and snowflakes......the perfect combo!  Love it!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
12/6/2015 9:51:51 PM #

This is so pretty Joanne!  I love that glittery sentiment and the soft blue background circles work perfectly with your snowflakes.  Fabulous card!  


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/7/2015 2:12:51 AM #

I love the sparkles, the layout, the colors...love it ALL!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/7/2015 12:54:45 PM #

Oh, JoAnne this is just gorgeous!  That glittery sentiment is amazing on the soft blue background!  You certainly made my challenge shine!  XXXX


Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
12/7/2015 8:07:21 PM #

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!


MelissaUnited States
12/8/2015 10:12:30 AM #

This is lovely, Joanne.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
12/8/2015 1:17:20 PM #

Such a clever and creative card, Joanne!  The color, the sparkles the clever sponging...it's all fabulous and perfect for the challenge!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
12/8/2015 9:19:32 PM #

Such a lovely card, Joanne!  I love the silver sparkle and light blue together.


jaydeeUnited States
12/13/2015 2:32:41 PM #

Joanne, I love the layout you used and how the silver glimmer paper just pops out from the back and that you carried it to the sentiment.    I also love the blue, white and silver color combo.   Gorgeous


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