Friends

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Time for silver! PCCCS #122

It's a marvellously sunny day outside and the snow is dazzling.  I decided to make a card that shines almost as much as that snow and, of course, silver was my first choice.  What could be more fun than last year's silvery Specialty Designer Series Paper and our current gorgeous Silver Foil?

I used Naturals White as my base and then added a layer of Coastal Cabana.  Then I embossed my Silver Foil with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  For the bottom of that layer I chose the pretty lattice design from the retired Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper.  To cover the join, I used my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch to cut a piece of Coastal Cabana and then glued a piece of the 1/8" Silver Ribbon along the centre.

For the centre, I used Deco Labels Collection framelits to cut some Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White cardstock and a piece of Silver Foil.  For some of those layers I simply cut around the die-cut piece to make a thin mat.  For the cute little snowman, I turned to the Best of Snow stamp set and then used the Holiday Cheer stamp set for my sentiment.


I love the way the Frosted Finishes embellishment echoes the larger embossed snowflake, don't you?

For more cards that are very fancy Holiday themed, check out The Paper Players.

For more cards with glittering snowflakes check out the City Crafter Challenge Blog.

For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 122 for week starting Dec. 16, 2014. #papercraftcrew #stampinup #cardsketch #papercrafts


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the snowman and embossing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Charlene. Christmas cards are so much fun.

      Delete
  2. How lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I see a lot of snowmen nowadays and this is also a cutie! Your snowflakes are gorgeous.A beautiful card for this season! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Snowmen and snowflakes---probably run a close second to Santa this time of the year. Thanks so much for your comment, Stella.

      Delete
  4. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB this week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a beautiful dazzling card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Laurie. The card is even more dazzling in person.

      Delete
  6. Such a fun and happy card Heidi! Such a cute snowman and I love the DSP mixed with the Silver foil card too.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew again :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Jan. I love that foil DSP and jumped at the opportunity to use it again.

      Delete
  7. Beautiful card, Heidi! It's fun to see a glamorous snowman all decked out! He's adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, LeAnne. That snowman from Best of Snow is one of my favourites.

      Delete
  8. Oh these colors are so rich and elegant! Love that. You fancied up a snowman and you are right the snowflake embellishment perfectly balances the large snowflake. Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Nance. I really just kept layering but have to admit, even though it's a bit heavy for the mail, I like the final result.

      Delete
  9. Gorgeous, Heidi! You've got all the elements that make a card a card fancy, like foil, embossing and yummy embellishments. Thanks for playing along with our black tie challenge at The Paper Players!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Sandy. How could I not play along? I love decking out a card in all its fancy pieces.

      Delete
  10. Fantastic fancy snowman card! The colors look wonderful and I love all the sparkle. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Andrea. It actually sparkles even more in person.

      Delete
  11. We really appreciate your participating in the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketches... Love your take on the sketch - great colors, embossing and choice of embellishments.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Pam. I had such fun making this card. That Designer Paper was awesome and I miss it.

      Delete

I welcome your comments or questions.