Sunday, October 27, 2013

Layered Snowflakes

We had a dusting of snow last night!  Our first of the year.  I know it will melt in a day, but winter is sure coming!  

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I made a number of cards with Flourishes new set Handmade Snowflakes in the same colour palette.  Last week I showed a 10 Minute Tutorial on the Flourishes blog and today I’ll show you the last card I made in the same palette of Flourishes Classic White, Color Made Easy - Cool Neutrals and Color Made Easy Emerald Coast.  


To give the snowflakes the feeling of a hanging ornament, I began with cutting out the snowflake shapes onto the cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo machine and our Silhouette cut files that match this set.  It’s so great because it does all the cutting for you, and you could do multiples of this card easily!  Then I stamped some in Memento Ink - Teal Zeal and Gray Flannel and embossed the smalled teal snowflake with some iridescent powder.  


Then it’s just the simple matter of layering the snowflakes behind a open windowed oval cut with my Spellbinders dies (Opulent Ovals), some pretty rhinestones accents, some teal seambinding and metallic silver string.  

That’s it for a Monday!

21 comments:

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thinking I may need those snowflakes even though I don't have a Silhouette. Wishing you a happy birthday, Christine, & a year of dreams come true!

Madeleine Barnett said...

Snow, or no snow Christine - hope you have a wonderful birthday

Madeleine Barnett said...

Snow or no snow Christine - have a wonderful birthday

D- said...

I LOVE your card. Beautiful colors. TFS.
I just used the Silhouette files for some of my cards, too. They are wonderful!
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Karen W said...

Beautiful card Christine and Happy Birthday!!!

D- said...

Happy Birthday Christine!
May your birthday be filled with love and happiness!
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Barbara said...

Lovely card Christine! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful and memorable day.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Happy Birthday!!!Have a Blessed Day!!!

Annheidel said...

Very pretty card!

Marisa said...

I love snowflakes and this card showcases them wonderfully. Happy Birthday to you too :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is elegant and beautiful Christine.

gr karin

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pretty snowflake and the shaped window you cut! Beautiful color combo also! Very elegant look!
Happy Birthday to you!

Cheryl said...

Oh, how beautiful, Christine! I love the ribbon "hanger," and the layered snowflakes are gorgeous! And, Happy Birthday! I hope it is an absolutely fabulous day for you! ~Hugs!

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL! Happy Birthday to You!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card Christine! Love the snowflakes! Have a Blessed Birthday!

TLady said...

WHAT A LOVELY IDEA for your card Christine!!!!!!!!! :) You could make this an ACTUAL ORNAMENT for a little GIFT with your card!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (JUST got my set today! THANK YOU!!!) :)
AND I KNOW "your day" isn't till tomorrow, but, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!" We LOVE you Christine & the SWEET SPIRIT you show us! :) GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!:)WE APPRECIATE YOU & ALL YOU DO!!!!!!!:) ((((HUGS!!!)))

Sue D said...

Came over from the surprise birthday blog hop to wish you a happy birthday.

Joce Turner said...

Thanks for sharing. I love this card.

Davi said...

Beautiful card, love the cut out and layered snowflakes in aqua!! Hope you have a fantastic Happy Happy Birthday :)

Allison Cope said...

Ooo.. that's cool Christine! Love all the layers!

Rosy Newlun said...

Stunning idea to cut out the window with Op Ovals Christine! Then layering snowflakes - I even love the sound of that!!! How completely beautiful!