Frosted Medallions Snowflake

by Joanne James4. December 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our fearless leader the wonderful Nance to host this week and she has a fun wintery theme to get your creative juices flowing:


Use a snowflake (or two!) on your card. I decided that I wanted to feature the large frosted medallion snowflake from the stamp set of the same name on my card this week and this week's Mojo Monday sketch gave me the perfect layout - here's my card:


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

All About The Layers - My card this week has 9 layers in total, rather a lot even by my standards! Can you spot them all? They are, in order: Pool Party card base, Sugarplum square panel, vellum square, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, silver foil, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP, Sweet Sugarplum circle, a vellum circle with the frosted medallion stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white and lastly the word 'joy' cut out of silver glimmer paper with my Wonderful Wreath framelits. A lot of layers indeed, yet I think they all play a part in contributing to the balance of the card design.

Glitter, Glitter - I used lots of elements to add sparkle to my card, from the Fabulous Foil Acetate, to the glimmer paper and sprinkle of Fancy Frost sequins, along with a rather fancy bow in silver (current) and Pool Party (retired) glitter ribbon beneath my snowflake. This card is definitely not practical for posting, but will make a nice special one to be hand delivered. The snowflake/glitter combination means I am linking up with CAS-ual Fridays too where these are both the order of the day!

A Contemporary Colour Combination - you may recognise my colour combination this week as the one our very own lovely Nance used for her pines card last week - you can see her card here. This isn't a colour combination I would ordinarily choose for a Christmas card, and I did start out using just white, silver and Sweet Sugarplum, but I felt it needed something more. I decided to add in the Pool Party as it looked so great on Nance's card and voila - an altogether brighter card, so thank you Nance! If you like this colour combination, feel free to save it:


So only one main snowflake on my card, but it is a big one! That said, I did use the snowflake background stamp from the Pretty Pines stamp set on my card base to add a little background decoration, so there are lots more there too!

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. 

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 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with our theme this week. We are off for our usual Sunday morning of sport, followed by a spot of lunch and then we are going to watch a basketball game this afternoon - go Northampton Neptunes!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be back soon 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 (7) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
12/5/2016 6:00:39 AM #

Wowza.....and then some!  This is so all the layers and the glittery ribbon!  Beautifully done!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
12/5/2016 1:34:16 PM #

Look at all those lovely layers, Joanne!  I am so honored that you used these colors together--you've really made them shine.  I love the polka dots, the glitter ribbon, the big bold sknowflake....oh who am I kidding? I love it all!  Simply beautiful--thank you for making my challenge shine!

sandymUnited States
12/5/2016 6:06:43 PM #

Oh Joanne I love this! That frosted medallion is so pretty, and the big bow of glittery ribbon is gorgeous!

LaurieUnited States
12/6/2016 2:12:18 AM #

The colors....that gorgeous Joanne! I love it!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/7/2016 12:55:23 AM #

Joanne, this is so beautiful!  You know I love all those gorgeous layers!  Ribbons, glitter, sequins, polka dots and embossing!  You covered all of my favorites with this beauty!  I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend!  XX

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/7/2016 6:44:29 PM #

Wow, this is a stunner....I need to use these colors together more often!  Beautiful snowflake and gorgeous diecut sentiment!

jaydeeUnited States
12/10/2016 1:05:07 AM #

Love that fabulous snowflake Joanne.  the colors are wonderful, too.  Fabulous card, my friend

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