Friday, October 21, 2011

How About Some Snowflakes

I am late getting this card uploaded. I went out of town today and got to visit a super duper scrapbook store. Yes, I had fun, fun. I found some new toys to play with. One was a Punch All Over the Page...not like the original ones which  I found hard to use. This one has a plate with the design underneath to  guide which makes it easier to punch correctly.  This is different than Punch Around the Page which I love. I'll be using my new toy soon. I got the scallop snowflake pattern. Also, I saw a new gadget for threading ribbons of different designs on your card...didn't get it yet. Maybe later. You my have seen these already but I hadn't. They look like fun.

Anyway, I made my card for the QFTD83 on Splitcoaststampers. Her name is Holly aka hollerinastamps. This is her pretty  card I cased to honor her.  She did daisies on the curve but because I am needing to make Christmas cards, I went with snowflakes.

I punched the snowflakes in white and glittered (which doesn't show because I was in a hurry) and punched again in green to put behind the white...all because the white was not showing up very well with the designer paper. I think it helped to do that.  The rest of my recipe is below.

Challenge:
Christmas Inspirations-Make a Christmas card or project using die cuts or punches
Recipe:
Stamps: Hot off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Jolly Holiday designer series paper, Stampin'Up! Old Olive cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Polar Punch and Stamp (snowflake), Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler 1/2" ribbon seam binding, Sentiment piece is Carol Wilson Scrapbooking Kit called Snow Days (purchased a couple years ago), Cuttlebug large snowflakes embossing folder

13 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Brenda!!! Love the layout and those gorgeous snowflakes! So Pretty!!!

Crafterkhush said...

Absolutely gorgeous... Love the whole LO and the snowflakes.. and brings out such a christmasy feel.. those hollies right beside the sentiment are just BRILLIANT...

Marisa said...

Nothing better than new toys :) Love the snowflakes, the curve in the layout and the banner sentiment panel. Great card!

Hussena said...

lovely card, love the snowflakes and the sentiment it looks so elegant:)

Basslady said...

sweet benzi! you leave me with my mouth open, when i look at this work of art!

a brilliant idea with the snowflake-border...stunning effect!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is wonderful Benzi. I love the layout and how you liked up the snowflakes between the transition of the papers. How fun to go to a new stamp store. Can't wait to see what you make with your new toys!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card....love the added snowflakes!

Pam~ said...

I really like the look of the green behind the white snowflakes ... you're a stamping genius! Beautiful Christmas card, Brenda! Hmm ... I wondering if I know where this scrapbook store might be? Looking forward to seeing what your new toys do?

Bernie said...

This is Gorgeous!!! Love the layout and those beautiful snowflakes!
Blessings Bernie

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Great card. I loved it. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope you will play again soon.

Bonnie said...

Love the colors, the sentiment and especially the beautiful punched snowflakes!

Joanne (jojot) said...

LOVE the punched snowflakes...they really catch the eye

Shirley said...

Wow! How simply lovely and your design is just so simple and yet striking too!