Well, actually I hope not since it's nearly 80 degrees outside. But I've got a pretty snowflake card for you today. I'm the designated designer for today's Card A Day Blog, and I've had some major fun with this creation. There are some interesting materials I've been wanting to play with, and this card provided a great oppotunity to do just that. Let's start you off with a photo:
I started my card with a standard A2 base in off-white. I considered using white, but I really liked the off-white with the dp I was using. Once again, I used a scrap, but this time I can tell you where it's from. I didn't really have a specific idea for my card. I just knew I wanted to use my Martha Stewart snowflake punches that have been sitting around for awhile. I also knew I wanted to try out some of my 'mystery' materials.
With my Martha Stewart punches in hand, I took a piece of silver-glittered white paper that may have come from the loose stock at Michael's. I cut a 2 1/2" strip to use with the Scallop Snowflake Deep Edge punch. This punches only half a snowflake, so I punched the strip on both sides to create the full snowflake. I punched three of these, and used one full one and one cut in half with the scallop trimmed off on the front of the card.
Next I took a foil candy wrapper (high shine) and a top from a yogurt container (less shiny), and stabilized them with paper scraps secured to the back. I used the Snowflake All Over the Page punch for these, and cut the snowflakes from the center since I wanted loose snowflakes. I glued these and the larger scalloped snowflake to 1" circles, and affixed some foam tape for dimension. These are the wrappers I used:
I picked up a cast-off 4" paper doily that I hadn't used on another project, and cut out the center. The scalloped snowflake fits perfectly inside. I used some glitter pens and inking to tone down the stark white of the doily. I also inked the card base and the white glittered paper using the same ink.
The tag is the same paper as the card base. I rounded the end under the snowflake and gave the other end a ribbon cut with scissors, and then stamped the greeting and inked the edges in a color to match the dp. Here's a photo that gives an idea of all the dimension on this card.
For the card's inside, I affixed a piece of the design paper along with the second full scalloped snowflaked, and added a simple greeting.
Here's the full recipe:
Paper: Stampin'UP Very Vanilla, K&Company Yultide stack
Stamps: Stampin'UP A Christmas Carol and Merry & Type sets
Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake Deep Edge and Snowflake All Over the Page
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger in Antique Linen, Stampin'UP Pear Pizzazz
Glitter Pens: Copic Spica, Sakura Clear Star
Also used: paper doily (possibly from a dollar store), Zig 2-Way Glue pen, tape runner
And finally, here's a full front view of the card; hope you like it:
I hope the real snow doesn't fall on us too soon, at least not where I live. :)) :))
Always keep your creative genius flowing.........