Monday, August 31, 2009

Sueded Snowflakes

So how do you like my new Blog Digs?  My little cyber-home has undergone a makeover!   What do you think??? I'm so happy with it!  I've been wanting a new design for some time but really didn't know what I wanted or where to start.  Enter my very kind friend Julie Koerber and viola!  She's a master at this!  I'm so very grateful to her for all her wonderful talent and ability.  {{{Julie}}}  You are such a blessing to me!

The little brown truck arrived late this afternoon, always a fun sight!  He almost gave me someone elses box too - woo hoo that would have been fun!  But I restrained myself and told him only one was mine. 

It's like 30 degrees celcius right now (somewhere in the 90's F), so the thought of snow is way far away, but if you use your imagination, you can picture the snow falling. 
I love the idea of sueded snowflakes so I combined Soft Suede, Confetti Cream, Kraft and the new Christmas Cocoa specialty paper from the Holiday Mini and this gorgeous Serene Snowflakes set together.   The snowflakes are stamped in Craft Vanilla, and Soft Suede and sponged heavily on the edges with Soft Suede.
I created a snowflake medallion by stamping the largest snowflake 3 x once in Craft Vanilla and once in Soft Suede on Soft Suede paper, then cut them out and added them together slightly off center, and added the 3rd layer with a Build a Brad.  Just yummy!
Can you see this gorgeous embossing folder?  OY!   It's the new Petals a Plenty and WOW does it impress beautifully.  I sponged Craft ink over top lightly to give it even more definition.  It even has the feeling of suede! 

Recipe:  Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes, Berry Christmas;  Ink:  Soft Suede, Vanilla Craft;  Paper:  Confetti Cream, Soft Suede, Kraft, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper;  Accessories:  Sponge, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Build a Brad, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch

19 comments:

Danni said...

Wowzers!! This is gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Christine, this is amazing!! I LOVE the suede!!

Iren said...

I just love this lovely card! So lovely colors, lovely sketch and beautiful emblishments!!!

Hugs

Ruthie said...

Love the blog and your card is awesome!!! You keep amazing me with your talent! Beautiful colors!

Dawn said...

I just couldn't NOT comment...LOVE the non-traditional colour scheme...LOVE the snowflakes...LOVE the card...it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love your new blog design; it is beautiful.

I just want to point out that when the photo is enlarged by clicking the image, the image is too big to fit on one page.

Dawn Frost said...

OH MY GOODNESS your card is gorgeous! I have that set and the colours, woohoo! The card has such a vintage look to it I love it.

Mary J said...

This is so elegant, yet contemporary - I love this look!!

Rose Ann said...

Your snowflake card is soooo beautiful, Christine...and I love the colors!! Your new look here is wonderful as well!!

Emily said...

Oh my Christine! Drop dead gorgeous! Love, love, love that paper!

Joan Ervin said...

Don't ya just love it when Mr. Brown comes to visit....he brought you some awesome new toys!!!!! I LOVE your gorgeous snowflakes, Christine.....I am sooo ready for a little winter weather!!!! I love your new blog look, too...soooo classy!!!!!

Renée said...

wow, Christine, this is STUNNING! Love all the texture and dimension!!

the new blog look is fabulous too!

Stephanie said...

MMMMM that is a yummy Christmas card - I'm really starting to warm up to that Soft Suede! Love all the detail.

JulieA said...

Oooo, I'm so jealous that you have your new goodies already! Love the look of the snowflakes with suede. Gorgeous colors! You did a fantastic job with this one!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! I love that card, so soft and gorgeous! AND I love the blog look -love the flourishes and the colors. AWESOME! Hugs,

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely lovely card and I do love the suede. Sorry I haven't been by lately but I have painters at my place and I'm locked in my library keeping out of their hair. Pat

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW!! Is this ever gorgeous Christine!?!LOVE IT!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, my, is this ever gorgeous, Christine!

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my goodness! You are making some incredible things that I have missed. LOVE this!!! So totally elegant.