Mingle All the Way Monochromatic Snowflake Card

by Joanne James7. October 2014 08:00

Today I'm back with a Christmas card (haven't had one of those for a few days!!) I saw this week's sketch over at Create With Connie and Mary this week and immediately had an idea - always great when that happens! Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

This is a great sketch with many possibilities; I wanted to use the 'Mingle All The Way' stamp from the stamp set of the same name and this is the card I came up with:

I used Soft Sky for my card base and a piece of the swirly snowflake paper from the 'All is Calm' speciality DSP pack for my offset layer. I then used a plain piece of Soft Sky for my bottom banner flag and overlaid this with a vellum banner that I stamped in Versamark with snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set and then heat embossed in White. For the circle, I stamped the sentiment again in Versamark and heat embossed in white, then punched it out using my 2 1/2" circle punch. To finish, I added a few snowflake sequins and a bow in white seam binding ribbon.

Without trying, I made a monochromatic card, something I usually find quite tricky. I love the calm, serene feeling of this card.

Back tomorrow with this week's Design Team card for Colour Me...! and a new set of Wednesday Weekly Deals. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
10/7/2014 12:56:18 PM #

The monochromatic color is so pretty especially with the white embossing. I love addition of the Frosted Snowflakes too. Beautiful wintery card. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/8/2014 9:30:39 AM #

Thanks Lisa - I love how this card turned out. I can see me using this sketch for lots of other cards too.

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
10/7/2014 1:50:01 PM #

LOVE it!  Funny, that stamp was my first thought using this sketch, too, but then I went a different direction!  Love the embossed vellum!  Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/8/2014 9:31:45 AM #

Great minds, Connie! Wink I loved your card too - another one that is making me want to purchase White Christmas, even though I've resisted so far!

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Deb
DebUnited States
10/7/2014 8:48:05 PM #

Stunning! Love the embossed snowflakes! And the dsp! Just perfect in every way!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/8/2014 9:32:33 AM #

Thanks Deb - this DSP is one of my favourites in the pack, it was almost a shame to cut it!!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/7/2014 9:31:23 PM #

I wish I could type in REALLY BIG LETTERS how much I LOVE this card...first, I love snowflakes; I love Soft Sky, and I just love vellum!!!  It all works together for one of my favorite cards EVER!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/8/2014 9:34:06 AM #

So you like it then?! Smile Maybe this one will have to make it overseas via airmail with your name on it LeAnne! xxx

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
10/7/2014 11:38:35 PM #

Oooh this is beautiful, Joanne! Love the soft blues and that pretty paper! And the embossed velum is gorgeous!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/8/2014 9:35:02 AM #

Thanks Sandy - sometimes you make a card and it just works, don't think? For me this was one of those cards. Glad you like it too xx

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melissa davies
melissa daviesUnited States
10/8/2014 4:42:56 PM #

What a gorgeous snowflake card! I love the addition of the little snowflake sequins! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/10/2014 10:28:57 AM #

Thanks Melissa - these little snowflake sequins have been sitting in mu drawer for a while, so I thought it was about time I got them out and put them to good use!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/9/2014 12:54:00 AM #

Joanne, your card is stunning!  The embossed vellum is gorgeous!  CONGRATULATIONS on you win, this week!  XX

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/10/2014 10:29:41 AM #

Thank you, lovely Claire - I love this card myself, so am doubly pleased to have been honoured with a win too!

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Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
10/9/2014 3:36:43 AM #

What a; beautiful card, Joanne!  You've created such a peaceful and calm feeling using the soft colors and snowflakes throughout the card... a gorgeous interpretation of the sketch!  Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/10/2014 10:30:35 AM #

Thanks Margaret - this is a great sketch with lots of uses - some great inspiration from you ladies this week as always!

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Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
10/10/2014 3:13:01 PM #

Sheer elegance!  LOVE!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
10/10/2014 9:20:24 PM #

Thanks Jodi - so kind of you to say!

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Denise Tretheway
Denise TrethewayUnited States
10/16/2014 3:26:03 AM #

I love this card. Just stunning!   I'm a demonstrator in Michigan.  Would you mind giving me instructions on how you cut the DSP at the angle that you did?  

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