Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wintry Birthday

Winter is just getting started and we all have snow on our minds (maybe we'll even get some here in the deep south again this year). I have several January birthdays so I thought this pretty snowflake from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company would be great to use. Plus, blue always looks like winter to me. The stamp sets I'm using are MFP's Ice and Snow and the MFP set All About Love mini (sentiment).

I got this new Memory Box Larue Flourish die for Christmas and layered it on top of my Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page and behind the Spellbinders peony die on which I stamped my snowflake. The Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder always reminds me of falling snow so I added it for texture. Then, there is the large gemstone and sentiment and it is all finished!

Entering these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends- #88 Use a snowflake
For Your Inspiration-#20-Use their photo as inspiration (I was inspired by the beautiful blue colors)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog-New Something-I am using my new Larue Flourish die by Memory Box
Scrap-Creations-Something Old, Something New -  (Old is my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and new is my Memory Box Larue Flourish)
Paper Sundaes #101-Something Old, Something New (Old is my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and new is my Memory Box Larue Flourish)

16 comments:

Hussena said...

What a lovely card ...i love the way you use your punches so fab!!beautiful dies too.

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! I love the blue and all the pounches and diecuts!

Marisa said...

What a fun snowflake. The punched mat it is one is fabulous too.

Emily Keaton said...

Blue and white are perfect for a snowflake card. I love the intricate layers for this!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oooo look at that. I have been ogling over those new Memory Box dies and can see a couple in my future-and now that I have seen your card they may be not to "far" away in my future. And don't say "snow" in the south-it's a dirty word. I think I forgot how to drive on it. Last time on drove on snow in Connecticut I did a doughnut in the middle of the road - and I used to drive on it like a pro, nothing phased me.

Your card is just gorgeous with that pretty die cut behind the snowflake. That MS punch is so pretty too-one of my favorites. This is sure to please and delight the birthday person.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Leslie Miller said...

It's so much fun to see all those different elements come together to make such a pretty card. I like that center die. It's very delicate. A very pretty, wintry birthday card!

Carol L said...

You are really working your new Christmas crafting goodies to the max with this card! WOW! It's just gorgeous, and that die is amazing! I love the blue background too! What an incredible birthday creation! WOW!

Bonnie said...

What fun with punches, dies and folders! Blue makes me think of winter and snow too. Hope we get some.

redwasher1 said...

Brenda, your card is just fabulous! Looks great in the blue and that flourish is stunning! Thank you for your recent comment on my card.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super card, love your elegant design

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Maria said...

Gorgeous snowflake...love it!!!

Antonella said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the layers - and your memory box die is one that I absolutely love!
hugs, antonella :-)

Joanne (jojot) said...

How cool is this....so whimsical.....great colors

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful Winter birthday card! I've just discovered those Memory Box dies and am waiting on the postman bringing me a parcel ... Greg will be giving off soon about all this crafty goodness I've ordered!

Chris (catt871) said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE the colour and that flourish die is gorgeous!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
Hugs,
Chris

Michelle said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!