Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SCRAPPY SNOWFLAKES

I made this card out of the pits and pieces of scraps laying on my desktop. Some of you might think "it looks like it!" - and while I admit the colors ARE a bit much - somehow it still seems to work! Besides - how can you really go wrong with icy snowflakes????

The design is a sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers today - which when I first looked at it reminded me of a stoplight! (I still haven't discarded THAT idea completely!!!!) My particular card took shape when I gathered up a scrap piece of Stampin'Up! Holiday Treasures Designer Paper and took note of the shapes and colors. I had used Taken With Teal just last night and there was just the slightest edging of baja breeze in the DP and as I learned last night - Taken with Teal harmonizes beautifully with the Baja Breeze. There is also Red in the DP - and I used Real Red on my card from last night so I had scraps of that color on my desk as well. The only color I actually had to dig out was the Old Olive to match the backside of the DP.
I punched three snowflakes using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch, added adhesive and dipped in Diamond Dust. To finish the snowflake, I added a half-pearl to the center. Then added white dots all around in the tradition of Faith Hofrichter - her work is AMAZING.

Not my usual style for sure - but definitely a fun card to create!!!!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to comment. Just remember to be kind in your criticisms!!!! :)

Jill

2 comments:

Julie B said...

Jill, Cute card! I am orginally from Peoria, IL. would love to be in contact with you.

Shellie G. said...

I like vivid colors. I don't think the colors for this card are a bit much at all. Very festive actually.
Merry Christmas!