A Wonderful Snowflake With Seasonal Sparkle CCS 450

by Joanne James14. December 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is our final challenge of the year and as such Patricia has decided that we can have free reign this week! We can choose any challenge from 2021 and make it seasonal. So whether you decide on a sketch, colour palette or even the double, you can choose whichever you prefer - just make it seasonal! It's also our milestone 450th challenge and there are prizes to be won - yay! - so be sure to play along! I decided to go with challenge 443:

    

You can see my original card for sketch 443 here along with the sketch itself. For my card today I have definitely gone with a 'less is more' look and kept things simple - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

I decided to use one of the diecut snowflakes from the Wonderful Snowflakes pack and used that to accent my label, which is stamped and heat-embossed in white with one of the sentiments form the 'Snowflake Wishes' stamp set. It's difficult to see in the photo, but I then overstamped the word 'sparkle' again and sprinkled it with (retired) Dazzling Diamonds glitter before heat-embossing a second time. Along with the opal rounds, it adds such a lovely sparkle:

The white of the sentiment and snowflake really stand out against my bold blue background. I actually used (retired) Blueberry Bushel cardstock for my card, but you could achieve a similar effect with the current Pacific Point (links included below). A verse and simple border decoration using stamps from the same set inside complete my card: 

This is the perfect design for some last-minute festive card making as it would be really easy to put a batch of these together in no time. Definitely the kind of card I need this close to Christmas! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any.

This is our final CAS Colours & Sketches challenge of the year and we are sad to be saying goodbye to several of the team. On a positive note we are also welcoming a number of new members too - full details are over on the CAS Colours & Sketches main blog where you will also see our new members are playing along this week. Following this challenge the team will be taking a short break to enjoy the festivities with our loved ones before we return with a new challenge for the new year on January 4th when I will be hosting again and I will have a fun colour challenge for you!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back at some point with another project; my design commitments for 2021 are complete and I am about to start working with a whole new bunch of products to get ready for 2022. I will undoubtedly have projects to share over the festive break, but will be following a more relaxed schedule as I take time out to regroup and recharge, so watch this space. Until next time, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (4) -

Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
12/20/2021 5:09:23 PM #

What a glorious colour Blueberry Bushel is! I think SU is overdue another true blue...! You have made a stunning card as usual Joanne. I love the impact of the white on blue and I can imagine how effective the sparkle is too. It's been such a treat working with you at CAS Colours and Sketches and I'll be back as a punter to play as often as I can! Enjoy your more relaxed schedule, and playing with your new products! Vicky x

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Michal
MichalIsrael
12/20/2021 5:40:17 PM #

Love this blue!! Amazing an so calm. Your card is beautiful and very elegant, love it!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/21/2021 4:24:46 PM #

This is just lovely!  LOVE the blue, and the snowflakes, and well, just everything about it!  I will have to peruse the past challenges and see what I can come up with!

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
12/25/2021 4:38:25 PM #

Love that! Hope you've had a fab Christmas - ours hasn't exactly gone according to plan!  My New Year's resolution is to get back onto commenting regularly! xx

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