Good Morning :) todays card is for our new challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs where this week our theme is 'Christmas in July' and as always the winner will receive a fabby $20 voucher to spend on the Cheery Lynn Website, so well worth joining in!
I wanted to go with something very wintry and frosty for this, as thats half the fun when you make them in the summer! :) lol.
I used a 6 x 6 square card for my base, and hand-stitched Vintage Lace Bearly Mine papers onto snow-white Crafters Companion pearlescent card. All the die-cuts are in 300gsm pearl card and this heavier card-stock cuts like a dream for even the most delicate and intricate designs. The large snowflake is the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily die, to which I added glossy accents and crisp ice glitter. The smaller snowflakes are cut using the 4 x 4 Snowflake Plate and this is brilliant - it cuts 20 snowflakes in one pass, all different shapes and sizes and these are excellent for layering on top of each other too.
I coloured this gorgeous 'Winter Fairy Halla' from Mo's DP and matted onto the 2nd smallest size Circle Silver Stacker and the co-ordinating Scalloped Circle Stackers I thought this made a nice change having it smaller and offset and not smack bang in the centre as I really wanted to show off how beautiful the doily looked as a snowflake.
The corner dies are just one from the set of Lace Corner Deco C (with added snowflake on top) and the icy leaves behind the image are the lovely Pine Branches. The beady spray was from QVC, the Pearl brad is from Joanna Sheen and the gorgeous Pin was made by my blogging buddy Karen :)
All dies used on this project are:
I hope you find time to join in this week, its never to early to make a start on your christmas cards or scrap-book pages. Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Creative card Crew - Swirls & pearls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
Crafters companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
ABC Challenge - S = Surprise - Christmas in July!
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic
Stampin for the Weekend - Show your Style - I use a LOT of dies!
The Stampman - Bling it On
Chocolate Coffee, Cards - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Can you Digi It
Crafty Catz - Show Us Your Metal
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today, I hope you have a smashing day!