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.
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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.
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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!")
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Card Ingredients:
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

Comments

These are gorgeous. LOVE the colours and all the details. The punched snowflake looks amazing out of your scrap of shiny paper. :0) Mel