As always, the pictures are by Leslie at A Creative Mint - well worth a look - such lovely images.
January is a busy month for me - so many of my family have birthdays in January that it is sometimes hard to keep up. My Aunty Sue had her birthday yesterday, so I decided that I would feature snowflakes on her card - very appropriate as we have had so much snow! And this colour palette really works with snowflakes.
It's a large card - 8" x 8" - but it needed to be special. I decided that I'd used the colours to make some pretty layers, with the top layer featuring the snowflakes. I used glossy card for the top layer and started off by stamping various snowflakes in versamark and clear embossing them. Then I used the brayer technique (still getting used to that one) with Big 'n' Juicy. In my practise run I had the lilac on the inside, but realised that it looked better with green on the inside. I was quite pleased that it came out so well. I distressed the edge of the card with Mustard Seed and just a hint of Tumbled Glass. I found the bright yellow ribbon in my stash an wrapped it around the layers. Once this was mounted onto the card, I realised that it still needed something. So I made a few flowers and snowflakes - in matching colours. Finally, I added the birthday greeting using my favourite (at the moment) Spellbinder dies - Labels 14. I used the co-ordinating Waltzingmouse stamps for the frame and then added the greeting. My husband really liked the card - that's praise indeed!!!
Stamps: Personal Impressions - Christmas Sparkle; Stampin' Up! - Serene Snowflakes; Waltzingmouse - Holiday Labels No 14, Teeny Trees, Very Vintage Christmas Stamps
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Dandelion; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed; Big 'n' Juicy - Happy Birthday
Spellbinders: Labels 14
Accessories: Ribbon and papers from stash; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Woodware flower punches
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