Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shimmery Snowflake Bauble

When I came across the sumptuous Tuesday Trigger over at the Moxie Fab World I wanted to play straight away. So I took a little break from putting up the last of the Christmas decorations to make this card.

Shimmery Snowflake

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Very Merry Christmas

To start with I embossed the sentiment in silver on a panel of cream linen texture card and added the stitching. Then I die cut the snowflake and covered it with lots of white glitter. To make the sparkly centre, I just die cut a circle of cream card and encrusted it with beads, gems and pearls.

I took inspiration from a number of elements in the photo above - the baubles, the colours, the snowflakes, the elegant shape of the tray and of course the sparkle and shine. Also I couldn't quite make out what the white background was, but I envisioned (lol rightly or wrongly!) the silver tray sitting on a crisp linen tablecloth.

I'm also submitting this card into the Oldie But A Goodie Challenge (Let it Snow) as everything I used on the card is over 6 months old, the Addicted to CAS Challenge #2 (Bauble) and the Red Carpet Studio Challenge (use either a snowman or snowflake).

I can't believe I've posted twice in the one day. That's double the amount of posts I had in the whole of November - it's great to be back!


Barb said...

. . . .And it's great to HAVE you back, Heather! This card is so beautiful! Love the elegance! That linen texture is fabulous and your snowflake is stunning! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Wow - you are back with a vengeance, Heather! This is simply breath-taking - so elegant and filled with sparkle. You continue to amaze. Now, go get that tree decorated for the boys! Hugs.

Sue McRae said...

What a perfect take of the inspiration photo, elegant and understated. Your circle of bling is divine!

So nice to see you posting again Heather.

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Dawn said...

stunning doesn't cover how spectacular this card is Heather. It would be a prefect card to join our challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week. Would love to have you join us

Kylie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. Heather this is stunning. Just divine! I love your encrusted circle die - WOW, WOW, WOW! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty!! Love that glittery snowflake with the sparkly bead center. Great CAS layout and design. Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS!

Jacquie Southas said...

Oh my, this is STUNNING! The simple elegance absolutely captures the the Trigger image!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your linen card with the bejeweled snowflake, Heather! So elegant and a perfect take on the photo!! I'm glad you were able to get some crafting time during this busy season!

Kristen said...

ooh yum i love this!! i love that center piece, how gorgeous is that :)

Visiting from Trigger Tuesday challenge
xo, Kristina
I'd love if you popped over for a hello!

Karen Bourke said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the stitching, the glitter and all those gems and beads. Looks good enough to eat! Thanks for joining us at A2CAS.

Karen x

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card! Love the snowflake!
Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio!
Hugs Sandra

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