Wednesday 14 December 2011

Peace, winter, joy ....

... that's what is says on my second card for this week's Less is More - LIM45 challenge.  The challenge is to make a one layer card with the theme let it snow!  My dark blue card (here) didn't quite turn out as I planned.  So I had another go.  And I'm much happier with this one.

I used a flourish template to make a faint pattern to follow as I stamped the snowflakes.  I started off by stamping the text stamp and the scalloped snowflake, and then masked them off.  Then I stamped a selection of smaller snowflakes following the flourish pattern. 

Stamps:  Fiskars - Winter Wonderland
Inks:  Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze
Accessories: Flourish template and card from stash

I really like the shades of blue and turquoise in the card - looks so cool, but I think I may add some glitter to give it a really frosty feel too!  I'll add a picture of that later.

I had a busy evening doing more on my craft inventory.  If you've got a craft room of any size - you will have a quite an inventory of crafting goodies.  I suspect that you have more than you think - I have!  I've been collecting my craft stash for about 10 years and I have wildly underestimated how much it would cost to replace.  So, if you haven't got your craft room listed separately on your insurance, check it out - it's more than you think. 

That's all for now.  Lots to do today - post Kathryn's passport application, do a bit more Christmas shopping and start writing my Christmas cards!!  I'm running late and those that have to go to the US are already late! 


Pauline said...

Beautiful Xmas card Deborah! Love the swirl of snowflakes, now we'd like to see some real ones!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful CAS card, I love the colours :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous christmas card....lovely colours


Stella said...

Blue is my favorite color. Frame this beauty and proudly display it. Deborah I am in LOVE with this fabulous piece of art!

Suzi B said...

This is just lovely Deborah love the differing shades of blue.
suzi b x

Mynn xx said...

Oh, Deborah, this is amazing! I LOVE the different colors of blue that you chose--they work together so well! :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Super idea using the flourish as a template for the snowflakes - lovely effect with the blues & aquas too.
Not surprised about the inventory - dies & inkpads are not cheap.
Paula (PEP)

Mandi said...

This is fabulous Deborah
so modern, LOVE the design
Many thanks once again
mandi LIM

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! Makes me sing, walking in a winter wonderland! :)

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card, Deborah. I love all those wonderful shades of blue. :) Ann

Chrissie said...

It was inspired to use the flourish template as a basis for your snow flurry!
It looks amazing!
I must remember this idea!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Irene said...

A beautiful and gorgeous Christmas card.


Kathyk said...

A glorious confection of blues - I love this, the design is spot on


Handmade with Love said...

Beautiful card, I love how you have placed the snow flakes and the change of colour too! Have a great weekend. Tracey x

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