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Friday, 22 August 2014

Sparkle --- SSC #32

I had found a sketch on the Sunday Stamps Challenge and knew I wanted to try making a card from it but couldn't decide what to use for the "doily" shape.  This is the sketch:


I've been thinking a lot about Christmas cards lately because the Blog Hop in which I participated was featuring a sneak peek at Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalogue.  So I decided to trade out the doily shape for a snowflake and change the flowers for sparkly snowflakes.

I used a base cardstock of Pool Party with a skinny layer of Smoky Slate and then a layer of Whisper White.  I only attached the Whisper White and Smoky Slate together initially and then added three strips of the new All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and then a ribbon of Pool Party Seam Binding tied into a bow near the bottom.  Then I attached that combined layer to the Pool Party base.

Next I stamped a piece of Whisper White with the largest of the Festive Flurry snowflakes using Pool Party ink.  I'm so glad that the Festive Flurry bundle is being carried over until August 28th.  If anyone doesn't have these yet, they may want to order them soon.  Time is running out.  I cut out the stamped snowflake using the matching framelit die and then cut it in half and attached that to the card, slipping it under the Pool Party ribbon slightly.  

To finish off I stamped the top right corner of the Whisper White with the sentiment using Pool Party ink and then added two of last year's Frosted Finishes Embellishments plus a large Rhinestone just above the bow.  A bit of Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle added to the snowflake made it "pop".

For more cards using this sketch, check out the Sunday Stamp Challenge.

For more cards with "anything goes", check out the Simon Says Monday Challenge.


16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Heidi. I love your snowflake with the Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle.

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. I'll miss those wonderful snowflakes.

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  2. A beautiful take on our sketch!! Love all the pretty colours, papers and the added sparkle to the snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thank you very much, Brenda. I really loved making this card once I knew what I wanted the main element to be.

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  3. Beautiful holiday card! Love how you used the snowflake die, it looks amazing. All the extra touches on your card are great; the bling, the ribbon, the embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope you join us again!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathya. I'll really miss the Festive Flurry bundle. I really enjoy your challenges.

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  4. Beautiful card, Heidi! I love the snowflake theme and all the sparkles. You did a great job of interpreting this sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie. I'm glad I found your challenges. I'm enjoying them.

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  5. Gorgeous card love have to make this one Marilyn

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    1. Thank you so very much, Marilyn. I really wish they'd carry over those snowflakes and matching framelits for another season instead of just until August 28th. They have nothing to match them this year.

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  6. Hi Heidi, I found your blog through your gorgeous card on sunday stamps. I live in the UK and have just started as a SU demonstrator, trying to control myself not to buy the whole fall/winter catalogue just for myself! Xx

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    1. Hi Rachel, welcome to the Stampin' Up! team. Thank you for the kind comments. What I have come around to do is to buy those things that appeal most to me. In the long run I wind up with them and in the short run I am more enthusiastic demonstrating products that appeal to me. Good luck.

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  7. So pretty! I love the touch of sparkle. Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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