Sunday, 17 January 2010

Snowflake Friendship Card for SSHP14 & SSC134

I visited Dawn's blog yesterday and saw her fab card for the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #14 Snowflakes Gone Wild! challenge and as I love snowflakes I decided to take part. I'd already decided to try the Saturday Sketch Challenge #134 from the Stamping 411 blog so I combined both challenges on this card. Here's the sketch:

Click here to visit the SSHP14 blog post and here to visit the SSC134 blog post - the pages will open in new windows.

My card measures just a tad under 6" square and was made with SU! Always Artichoke CS. All the papers are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. I stamped the Hero Arts Snowflake Circle stamp in Artichoke ink on the turquoise paper and then cut it out with a square Nestie die. I matted on Artichoke and Choc Chip squares. The large white snowflake is a punched shape and I added a small turquoise circle and a gem brad to the centre.

I masked off half the sentiment stamp and only stamped the first part of the sentiment at the bottom left. Then after tying the ribbon around the card I added die cut snowflakes, again using a gem brad in the centre.

Then I masked off the sentiment stamp again and stamped the rest of the sentiment to go inside the card. This pic shows how I decorated the inside and the envelope flap. I'm pleased with how this double duty card turned out. This friendship card will go to our friends Jan and Alan.

Now I'm off to play with some new stamps. I bought a set of stamps from eBay in the USA a month ago and I've been impatiently waiting for them to arrive. Our postal deliveries have been so haphazard 'cos of the snow and I was starting to think they'd been lost. What an unexpected treat - a Sunday postal delivery! Happy mail indeed - a handmade thank you card from a friend and new stamps that came with a Secret Santa gift of some Prima pink crystals and pearls, woohoo!

Stamps: Hero Arts Snowflake Circle cling stamp, each friend by Penny Black, Hero Arts snowflakes, SU! Snow Flurries set & Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels No. 4 set
CS: SU! Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding 6" x 6" pad
Ink: SU! Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Square and Labels Four Nestabilities dies, Woodware snowflake punches, 1/2" circle punch, Sizzix Snowflakes #15 die
Embellishments & accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories gem brads, PaperMania Silver Shimmer Dots, glue dots



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love your colors and the combo of papers you used. Gorgeous layout!! Very elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh this is just beautiful Ruth!! I love the colors/layout and thanks for sharing the inside of your creation as well! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight. We do hope you'll join us again next week!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! So beautiful!! LOVE your papers and the elegant snowflakes on this!! Awesome job with the challenge!! Thanks for joining along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Selene Kempton said...

What a fantastic solution to both challenges! Awesome work!

Robin Merriman said...

Such a pretty card! Love the ribbon you used - yummy!
Thanks for playing with the 411 this week!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great card!! Thanks for playing along this week with us over at Stamping 411!!

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty!!! Love the mix of papers!!!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful snowflakes in every layer! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!