Saturday 22 February 2014

Pearly Snowflake Winter's Butterfly Card - 52 {C}CT Feb Stash Challenge

This week at 52 {C}CT Jacqueline is asking us to use metallic papers.  I was rootling in my patterned paper stash looking for something suitable for paper piecing when I spied this gorgeous aqua metallic textured paper - perfect for this week's Christmas card challenge!

The paper has been hoarded in my stash for ages and I was chuffed to find that turquoise Perfect Pearls powder (another long neglected stash item) was a great match with the paper.  It's lovely to use new crafty goodies but there's something very satisfying about rediscovering fabulous old stash items!  I have kept the design simple because the dramatic combo of metallic aqua and black has a wow factor all by itself.  I made a 5 1/4" square black card base and adhered the textured metallic paper mat layer.  I stamped the snowflake and sentiment in VersaMark ink, applied Turquoise Perfect Pearls powder with a medium sized brush and then whisked off the excess powder with a large make up brush.  A square Nestie die was used to cut out the snowflake but I trimmed it down on two sides to make it rectangular.  I wanted an aqua gem brad in the snowflake centre so I took a pearl topped brad, removed the pearl with my craft knife and glued on a gem in place of the pearl.  The snowflake and sentiment panels are both popped up.

I love how the photo shows how incredibly shiny the paper is  - there's a reflection under the card, pretty cool huh?! 

I cut a white panel for inside the card, stamped a sentiment and a snowflake border in Bermuda Bay ink and stamped a snowflake on the envelope flap.  The 'be merry' stamp has been in my stash for years and I think this could be the first time of inking - I found it tucked in with some other stamps.  I'm very happy to have rediscovered yet another neglected stash item!

I stamped the snowflake border again onto the front of the envelope to finish off.

What a wonderful time I had creating this stash challenge card - please join us at 52 {C}CT for this week's Metallic Papers challenge, I hope you have a happy time creating too!

Stamps: SU! 'Festive Flurry' set, Hero Arts 'Winter's Butterfly', Imaginisce 'Be merry' Snag'em stamp, My Cute Stamps 'Let it Snow' clear set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White

Paper:  aqua metallic textured paper from unknown source
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Bermuda Bay
Tools: square Nestabilities die, Perfect Pearls brush, large make up brush
Embellishments & accessories: Turquoise Perfect Pearls powder, brad & aqua gem, 3D foam tape

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Rocky said...

Another gorgeous creation, well done for using so much from stash. That shine is amazing, it's lovely paper.

Fabiola said...

elle est fabuleuse, ce flocon bleu est trop beau, biz

Danielle Vincent said...

Holy Moly - WOW Ruth! This is so absolutely gorgeous that I can hardly stand it!! LOVE love love that blue color and the focal snowflake. Whoo Hoo Ruth's mojo is back in full force. Hugs D

Pia S said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic color and beautiful shine! This is original and oh so pretty!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the turquoise and black, Ruth!!! And the texture of your main turquoise panel is fabulous! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Pure Ruth magic, I LOVE the metallic aqua paper combined with the black, must look out my powders too. Fabulous card and I mean FABULOUS
Louise xx

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I love, love the metallic aqua and the snowflake is stunning. Love the inside and envelope too. You rocked this one!

Patricia Hays said...

All the shimmer, along with gorgeous bold snowflake image, makes a fabulous card! It definitely has the "WOW" factor!

Peanut said...

Whoa! This so my kind of Christmas. Bright, bold, sparkly, shiny and oh so magical. Great job, Ruth.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

Wow Ruth! This is simply stunning! Really love the colour. Hugs, Gill x

Jacqueline said...

Simply stunning Ruth - great colour choice for your metallic paper too - Jacqueline xx

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