Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Soft Winter Snowflakes

A Christmas card and a winter card all in one day? No, I haven't been beamed to the Northern Hemisphere! It was rather chilly here this morning, so I felt it only appropriate that I make a wintry card to match. It doesn't actually snow here in Newcastle (well it has, but it is extremely rare), but it did snow a few times when I lived in Victoria and I do miss it. The snowflake has a solitary Certainly Celery (try saying that ten times fast!) dot as I was planning on using green rhinestone brads, but in the end I decided that would have pulled the overall look of the card too far in that direction, so I used lilac ones instead. I also swapped the Celery for Sage Shadow on some of the background stamping. I really love these sorts of colour combinations, soft purples and greens... I'm definitely going to have to play with them some more.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Soft Sky
Stamp set: The Snowflake Spot, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Soft Sky, VersaMark, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, markers in Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace, dimensionals, blender pen and Soft Sky reinker, Fairytale Ribbon Originals, Word Window punch


Sharon said...

Carol, how lovely! It makes me miss the cold winter days, and, yes, the occasional snowfall when I lived near Woodend in Victoria. Up here in the Top End winter isn't really winter. Today we reached a top of about 28 deg after an overnight low of 15. A lot of the girls I work with were complaining about the cold - not me! I'd hate to see them at -5 deg!

Sue M said...

Love the colours and overall soft effect. Just gorgeous Carol! Brrrr. Quite fitting for these chilly nights too.

Mary said...

I love this card, especially the word window with a brad on each side! Fantastic!

Brooke S said...

This is my favorite of the 3 snow flake cards. great layout. and color.