Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Monday: Twinkle Snowflake

I actually sent all of my Christmas cards yesterday - hooray!!!  But for reasons I cannot totally explain, I sat down and made Christmas cards this morning??!  And I enjoyed it.  It's so much more fun when the pressure is off.  If truth be told, I'm a little embarrassed by my Christmas NBUS stash and thought I should use a few of the items that I was most excited about when I purchased them.  This incredibly detailed snowflake from Memory Box and this Tim Holtz Sizzix die set including 17 Christmas words were at the top of the list.

Twinkle Snowflake

I have totally given up getting decent pictures with glitter.  It totally whacks out my camera.  At one point, I figured my camera's auto-focus was the culprit, but this photo was shot with manual focus and it's still off. The glitter isn't in focus and it seems to make everything else slightly off focus. I did shoot this close-up so you can actually see the glitter.

Twinkle Snowflake Close

I am playing along with Merry Monday's Winter Themed Challenge


I had started out with different glitter paper - but it was coming up too gold. I thought it would like nice with warmer colors so I came up with this card using the same dies.

Believe Snowflake

SUPPLY LIST
The stars dotting the i's on the sentiment are not in the word die set - they are cut from the snowflake die. 
The glitter paper are scraps so I do not know what they are to link.
The twine on the second card is from Hemptique and is a true kraft color, but I cannot find it anywhere, so I've linked the natural color.

14 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous-ness!

Lisa said...

Well now you have a head start on next year's cards with these two beauties!!

Bananastamper said...

Wow!!! These are gorgeous! Good for your for being ahead of the game!

Lyn said...

Stunning cards <3

Annette Allen said...

wow these are gorgeous..

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Beautiful! Love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Linda Vich said...

Gorgeous cards! I have the snowflake die but haven't used it yet! I'll have to rectify that! And I wonder if I can still snag those Tim Holtz word dies—I NEED them!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow Kim these are just so gorgeous.

Melissa said...

Kim, these are beautiful! Love the simplicity...and I'm loving that die cut snowflake!!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Kim. Love the glitter paper behind the snowflake die-cut... those words are awesome... me wants them! :)

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful snowflake and I know how hard it is to get a decent photo with glitter! Actually I think these turned out really well! Love the die cut words! Something to add to my list! Oh, no! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Wida said...

love that die! it's so impactful

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Stunning! So elegant. Love the soft ribbon on the blue! Hugs xxx

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous in these colors Kim! TFS! I love these dies too! I'm feeling the same way... just want to make more cards and use more of my stuff! I am making tags and they are turning out so cute! YAY!