This was the rare time that I hadn't created a card first before I submitted a sketch. That made me really nervous. I am so visual - until I see a completed card, I don't have much faith in a my own sketch. But surprisingly for me - this came together quite quickly!
I found a simple set of snowflakes of the right size that would layer. As many snowflake dies as I have, this was actually difficult. It seems I tend toward fairly intricate snowflakes - but I just wanted simple layers. I found an older set and layered it in white, Coastal Cabana, silver glimmer and then the part that looks blurry in the photo is vellum.
I pulled out Crumb Cake for the frame and am still slightly uncertain about this decision. I wanted neutral - I thought white would get lost and, although I love grays, I thought it would look too cold! So I warmed it up (odd thing to say about a snowflake) with some kraft.
I hope to see you playing along - I LOVE to see the incredible variety of cards that come out of a single sketch.
Dies: Tim Holtz Block Holiday Words, MFT Let It Snowflake
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pool Party (with the older patterned paper), Coastal Cabana, Vellum
Embellishments: YNS Gumdrops Magical Pastel
I love this, Kim! And I love how you received your inspiration for the sentiment. This was a fun sketch!ReplyDelete
I do love light bulb moments! The die cuts worked perfectly! Pretty card! Enjoyed your layered sketch this week!ReplyDelete
Marvelous card Kim!ReplyDelete
Great sketch, Kim, and this is a fabulous card to showcase it! The negative die-cut word is perfect and the snowflake so beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is such a gorgeous card Kim! I love that snowflake! It's just so pretty! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the great sketch this week!ReplyDelete
Despite all your indecisions this card is fantastic! I love the choice of kraft to warm up those snowflakes (good thing they won't melt) and the vertical die cut sentiment looks great. Your sketch is classic - hard to go wrong there!ReplyDelete
Doing some comment catching-up this morning (sorry for being MIA...busy days, which I know you understand! And THANK YOU for the visits to my blog.). From the pairing of the aqua/kraft, to the sideways peace (brilliant!)to the lovely snowflake, this is one eye-catching card! I'm glad the spilled dies transformed into a light bulb moment! Happy accidents, right?ReplyDelete
Ooh! There is something irresistible about snowflakes! Hugs xxxReplyDelete