10/17 It's a SU Snowfall!
I am playing with a brand new stamp set today! I made a couple of cards as I wait for my hubby to arrive home from Italy. He is still at the airport . . . delayed because luggage was lost - not his, but one of his co-workers. I guess they are filling out paper work right now. So, maybe in an hour or two he will be here. We have his favorites waiting . . . Potato Soup (his family's famous recipe that has been passed down for generations) and Lemon Meringue Pie.
This card uses scraps. I had just a little square of shiny blue paper and believe it or not, my camera actually picked up this detail!! I managed to frame my snowflake and get a Snow Blossom punch out of it. I was quite reluctant to purchase this set because I was such a fan of Snowflakes, a recently retired SU set. But, now that I am a demo . . . I have to keep up with the times and I didn't own a single current snowflake set! So I studied my catty and finally decided on Snowfall. I am so glad I did because it works absolutely BEAUTIFULLY with the new Snow Blossom punch. (Which I also wasn't so sure I would like until I started using it and now I LOVE it!!!!) I paid special attention to the center of the snowflake. I used a snowflake brad in the center of my punch and I popped it all up on foam tape.
The other paper that I used in my layering is from a retired SU designer paper called Tickles. I loved the loose little wiggly white lines. It seemed to go well with how I wanted this card to "feel." (It's not always about how a card looks . . . sometimes it's about how a card "feels!")
Stamps: Snowfall Ink: Brilliant Blue, White Craft Paper: Brilliant Blue base, Tickles Designer Paper, Shiny Blue Paper, non SU designer paper Accessories: Snow Blossom Punch, Snowflake Brad, non SU white satin ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch
Then, I decided to make another Snowfall card using all current SU products. I love the way this card turned out . . . it has a quilted look to it, don't you think? I used a positioner to line up the snowflakes perfectly. I stayed with the In Colors so I didn't even have to think about what colors would and would not work as the In Colors all coordinate together perfectly! Had I had Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, I might have tried that in place of the Soft Sky ribbon. But, I do like the look of the Soft Sky . . . a bit more subtle.
The card ingredients are as follows:
Stamps: Snowfall, All Holidays Paper: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Soft Sky Designer Paper Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky Accessories: Foam Tape, Positioner, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Tag Corner Punch