Friday, December 10, 2021

Sparkling Snowflakes

Hey y'all!  I have to write this post really really fast because I need to be out the door in about 10 minutes.  This is the current view from my craft room window:

SNOW!  The temperature is too high for it to stick on the ground, especially the roads, but it always seems so special to me when it snows.  I grew up in Texas where snow is a Really Big Deal if you're a kid--if the ground is even just kinda white, they cancel school, so yep, snow = magic to me!

Here is my super sparkly snowflake card for today!  I'm submitting this for the Paper Players challenge:

I couldn't think of anything to fit the words "Winter Wonderland" better than a super sparkly snowflake.  I used the sketch from Inspired By Challenges:

I'm hoping I can grab enough time in my craft room to make a card based on one of their inspo pics, too.  And finally, here's the brand new Festive Friday challenge:

I used sparkle, emboss (white embossing powder for the sentiment), rhinestones, silver, and die cuts.  The rhinestones were a last-minute addition; I thought it was too much to put one in the middle of the snowflake, but I needed something in the bottom corner of the blue strip, so rhinestones to the rescue!  That's going to be my new band name, Rhinestones To The Rescue.  I like it.

Gotta run.  Stay toasty warm, friends!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Snowflake Wishes
Ink:  Pacific Point, VersaMark
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Shimmery White, Pacific Point, Snowflake Splendor DSP, silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  So Many Snowflakes dies, white EP, rhinestones, mini Dimensionals


Debbie Crowley said...

I love this patterned paper and you used it beautifully. You took a beautiful, simple snowflake and turned your card into an amazing winter card full of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Jaydee said...

Christy, I know exactly what you mean about snow. I grew up in the North of England and was always thrilled when it snowed. Then I moved to Mn where it snows every winter, but I still get excited the first few times we have snow.

Your gorgeous card reminds me of what I am looking at as I write this comment - all that wonderful snow falling. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Paper Players this week

Jaydee said...

Christy, I loved it the first time I visited it for the Paper Players and I love it even more now that I have visited it for Festive Friday. Thanks for sharing with us

Lisa Elton said...

I don't know what I like more, the sentiment or that fabulous sparkly snowflake! Well heck, I like them both! Thanks so much for sharing with us at IB, Christy!

Tanya said...

This is seriously gorgeous! I love the layers and color choices on your snowflake!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just wonderful! I love to watch the falling snow - it is always magical (unless I am driving). Your card catches the essence of that magic. I love all the sparkle and that wonderful background. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday.

Silke Ledlow said...

This is one beautiful snowflake card...your rocked the sketch with this beauty! Thank you for playing!

I Card Everyone said...

I love your childlike enthusiasm for snow, Christy! I'm so pleased all of our snow melted here in Michigan - especially when I know there will plenty more coming!
Not one flake is as beautiful as yours is - thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By. That Sketch had the perfect spot for it to land!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Christy!I love the sentiment and the gorgeous sparkly snowflake! This was a perfect card for both challenges. Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday and The Paper Players! Happy holidays!

Diane Evans said...

Christy, I love this card. It truly makes you have the feeling of snow. Your snowflake is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us in Festive Fridays