Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snowflakes 50th Birthday Card - WMSC25

This is the card I've made for my friend Bev who turns 50 at the beginning of January.  I've used the fab Waltzingmouse Sketch for challenge #25 to make a wintery snowflake card for her.  Here's a link to the sketch blog and here's the sketch:
 The card measures approx. 15 cms square.  I embossed snowflakes onto blue Core'dinations paper, scuffed the embossing and then added glitter.  For my sentiment circle I used stamps from WMS Say It With Style and Vintage Circles Small sets.  The sentiment circle is popped up.  For the age circle, I stamped some blue snowflakes onto white card, added die cut letters and punched with a circle punch.  The 50 circle is also popped up and I used double thickness of foam tape.

I really don't remember where I got the jewelled snowflake embellishments.  I found these three in my stash in a plastic bag.  I have a feeling I might have rescued them from some Christmas crackers last year!  I punched black snowflakes and layered the jewelled ones over the top.  * Sniff * - that is the last piece of my lovely black and white snowflake ribbon.  To finish off the card front I added some blue crystals.

Then I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope.  I love that snowflake border, it's so pretty.  I stamped it across the front of the envelope too.

I can't believe I'm ahead of the game for Bev's birthday, I'm usually scrambling in the New Year to get a card made for her so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself LOL! 

Stamps: SU! WMS Say It With Style & Vintage Circles Small sets, PSX Snowflake Medley stamp, My Cute Stamps Let It Snow! set
CS: Craftwork Cards Alabaster Smoothies CS, Core'dinations Blue Lightning, black CS, SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaColor Sky Blue pigment ink
Tools: Snowflake folder from Cuttlebug 'Winter Wonderland' embossing folder set, circle & square Nestabilities dies, circle punches, X Cut snowflake punches, Katie Skinni Mini QuicKutz number dies
Embellishments & accessories: Snowflake ribbon, jewelled snowflake embellishments, crystal ultrafine glitter, blue crystals, ultrafine sandpaper, 3d foam tape



Pauline said...

And so you should feel pleased with yourself - this is a gorgeous card, love the snowflake ribbon and love how you decorated the inside and the envelope too.

Christina said...

The wintry colors you chose for this card are fabulous! I love the glitter you added to the embossed snowflakes, and the inside is finished just as beautifully!

Helen Berry said...

Wow, this is stunning - I just love your take on the sketch and the colours you've used. The inside of the card is just as sophisticated as the outside - what a lovely surprise to give your friend on her special birthday!

Alice said...

very cool colors. wonderful card. thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh, this is a beauty! Love all the sparkling snowflakes!

Deborah Frings said...

This is a stunning card. I love the colour combination - very striking. I'd love to get a card like this - and the inside is as good as the outside.

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