Whimsy and Wonder Stitched Snowflakes in Pink PP564

by Joanne James24. October 2021 08:00


Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


So many ways to use this sketch! I decided to go with a larger slimline card and showcase one of my favourite paper designs in the current mini catalogue - take a look:


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

Whimsy and Wonder - I love the rather less traditional colours of the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper and I particularly love the iridescent foiling on some of the sheets, such as the snowflakes on the paper I am featuring on today's card. I cut three rectangular panels of DSP using my stitched rectangle dies and matted each with some brushed silver foil cardstock and a layer of basic white too.

Stitched Snowflakes - For the focal point to anchor my banner, I decided to create a large layered snowflake, using two snowflakes cut using my Stitched Snowflakes Dies and backed this with an additional iridescent snowflake. I added a large rhinestone and silver trim bow - here's a close up so that you can see just how pretty it is:


Finishing Touches - I heat embossed my sentiment from the 'Merry Snowflakes' stamp set in silver onto a banner of Blushing Bride on the front of my card, and stamped another sentiment from the same set onto the inside panel:


I added snippets of snowflakes both to the inside and beneath the panels on the outside of my card to complete the look - you can never have too many snowflakes, right?! I just love this card - so gloriously feminine, yet festive 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 Product and '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:

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!

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

Enjoy your day; we are enjoying a restful day at home. If it stays fine we might go for a long walk this afternoon, and since it's the start of half term I may see if I can cajole the rest of the James family into completing a jigsaw with me on our return! I'll be 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 (14) -

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
10/24/2021 7:03:08 PM #

WoW! I just love this, Joanne! The colors are gorgeous and I love the elegance. The silver foil snowflake is exquisite.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/24/2021 9:05:36 PM #

I admit that I glossed over this DSP and didn't even notice the pretty pink/snowflake papers!  Such a gorgeous color combo with the silver...very nicely done, the snowflakes are beautiful!

JaydeeUnited States
10/24/2021 9:19:46 PM #

Joanne, I love the unexpected colors.  Those snowflakes are so ethereal and work beautifully with your color choices.  So elegant!

NancyUnited States
10/24/2021 9:28:29 PM #

This is just such a gorgeous card, Joanne! The colors are beautiful together! I love this so very much! Have a great week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/25/2021 7:49:21 AM #

Love this card - the pink is so pretty against the silver

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
10/26/2021 12:54:43 AM #

Joanne...WOW!  This wonderful pink snowflake creation is gorgeous!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
10/26/2021 12:53:45 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous!!  I got that paper in my first order for the same reason - the non-traditional colors! I am in love with the way you've layered the iridescent snowflakes!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/26/2021 8:36:41 PM #

Beautiful sketch and gorgeous colours. The snowflake cluster is a knockout!

Carol L
Carol LUnited States
10/27/2021 3:14:13 PM #

What an extraordinary vision in pink!! This is absolutely fantastic with all those snowflakes and pretty panels!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
10/28/2021 11:57:00 PM #

Joanne, this card is stunning. I have yet to do a slimline card, but you have truly inspired me. The beautiful patterned paper with the large snowflakes are beautifully placed. You created a masterpiece with this sketch.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/29/2021 5:46:15 AM #

Stunningly beautiful, Joanne!  My favorite of all! I can't wait to try this sketch in slimline form. As always, your card is a showstopper! Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
10/29/2021 4:56:18 PM #

This is a perfect sketch to stretch into a slimline layout!  What a truly 'pretty in pink' card!  I love the snowflakes peeking out from behind the panels and the awesomely layered main snowflake! It's sure to be prominently displayed by the recipient!!  Have a great weekend!

Carolyn C
Carolyn CUnited States
10/29/2021 5:53:16 PM #

Your card is gorgeous!  I love pink, and the addition of the silver for the snowflakes and sentiment is so very elegant.  

Thank you for the inspiration, I will have to pull out some older snowflake sets and see if I can do up a pretty pink and silver card.  

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/30/2021 10:21:02 PM #

There is so much to love about this card, I don't even know where to start! The sketch lends itself beautifully to a slimline card and all of that pretty pink just makes me smile. Fun, festive and all around FABULOUS!

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