Friday, July 19, 2013

Glittery Snowflake

Another Christmas card!  Today I was inspired by two challenges:  (1) the Christmas Recipe Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (see recipe below) and (2) Card Crafter's Circle's sketch challenge (see sketch below).  I dry-embossed a snowflake background on cream cardstock, wrapped with gold ribbon, added bow, and layered to a cream card base.  I inked the snowflake stamp with watermark on cream cardstock, embossed with glittery gold, layered with gold holographic paper, cream cardstock, and again with gold holographic paper, attached two small pieces of ribbon to the back of the layered snowflake panel, and affixed to card with foam tape.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamp:  Snowflake (Inkadinkado)
  • Ink:  Versamark Watermark
  • Embossing Powder:  The Artful Stamper - Egyptian Gold
  • Cardstock:  Staples
  • Specialty Paper:  Sparkles Holographic Sticker Sheet
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes
  • Ribbon:  Dollarama

Card Crafter's Circle - Sketch Challenge
Bugaboo Christmas in July - Friday - Recipe Challenge 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Make It Sparkle UE
613 Avenue Crafts Anything Goes 3E #3
Always Playing with Paper Anything Goes Christmas
As You Like It Favourite Special Occasion - Christmas - because I enjoy giving presents, especially to my young nieces and nephew
Brown Sugar #51 Anything Goes 2E #1
Card Crafter's Circle #84 Sketch Challenge 3E #1
Cards and Scrap Challenge Blog #176 Everything Must UE
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Christmas in July Friday Recipe (ribbon bow, at least 3 layers, glitter, colour cream -  yup, got it all!) 1E #1
Clearly iStamp CiSC#3 Christmas in July 1E #1
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafty Creations Challenges #231 Time to Sparkle 2E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Ribbons Clean and Simple Plus Ribbon 5E #2
Creative Corner Challenges #28 Let it Sparkle 3E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Ribbon and Bling UE
Crimbo Crackers #46 Anything Goes UE
Delightful Challenges Celebrate with Glitter, Bling, and Sparkly Things 1E #1
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fairy Tale #72 Christmas in July
Let's Craft and Create #74 Anything Goes UE
Loves Rubberstamps #61 Christmas in July UE
Melonheadz Friends Emboss It (I used both wet and dry here) 2E #2
MFP Speedy TV Holiday Time in July 5E #3
Milk Coffee Emboss It 3E #2
Pink by Design Christmas in July UE
Platypus Creek Digitals #36 Christmas in July UE
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
Stampin' for the Weekend Sparkle and Bling 1E #1
Visible Image Inspired by a Song @ Visible Image (I was inspired by Jim Reeves' "Hey, Snowflake") UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #33 Embossing or a new Christmas Card UE
Thank you for looking at my card!  I am grateful for any comments.  Have a wonderful day!


  1. Thank you for linking up your lovely creation at Brown Sugar anything goes - come back again on Friday for the next challenge and good luck in the draw!

  2. Just wonderful! Love the snowflake embossing and the wonderful glitz! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  3. Oh wow, so pretty. Love the touch of the holographic paper!! Thanks for playing with us on the ClearlyiStamp Christmas in July Challenge!!
    Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  4. Very classy and elegant card - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon. x

  5. That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. Oh my goodness. This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the white and gold theme and embossing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us.
    Nancy Catch the Bug-DT

  7. This card is stunning! Love the embossing and the gold reflective paper. Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy DT:)

  8. Love your card! Thanks so much for helping to make our CIJ event at CTB a huge success!

  9. oooh so pretty! Great CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, Hope to see you again soon!

  10. So simple, but so very elegant! I love the sparkle you have added! Thanks for linking up with us at Crafty Creations! Good luck!
    Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

  11. Oh how fun! Love the holographic card :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    Angeline DT

  12. Your card is very beautiful! Thanks for playing with "Creative Corner Challenge" this week. Good luck!

  13. Fab card
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons

  14. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  15. Thanks for your entry at Visible image inspire by a song , good luck :D

  16. Such a pretty card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining in this month's Visible Image challenge.
    Cathy xx

  17. Beautiful holiday snowflakes! Love the embossing folder and sparkle. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #54.

  18. Very pretty!! I have that embossing folder and it is one of my favorites. That holographic paper is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  19. Back again to say thank you for entering your card in Melonheadz challenge too! Enjoy your day! Gail DT

  20. I love the embossed background and then the accents of ribbons. Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue Create this week. Nancy

  21. Wonderful Christmas card and great take on sketch. Love the embossing . Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle.

  22. Christmas is my fave time of year too. Love your embossing.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Special Occasion’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  23. a very elegant design...thank you for joining us at LCC for our challenge.

  24. Lovely card with pretty embossing...thank you for entering Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  25. Oh pooh now I have to get that embossing folder! Love the gold ribbon next to the embossing folder.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #3 - Christmas in July! See you on Aug 2nd for challenge #4.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

  26. Love the holographic paper as well as the embossing! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Clearly iStamp!

  27. It's lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards&Scrap.
    Hugs Miranda

  28. What an elegant card Kitty, simply beautiful hun xxx

  29. Thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

  30. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  31. This is also a fabulous creation, thanks for joining us at Cards & Scrap. Ellen

  32. Absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

    Tammy S.

  33. Hi; I like the embossing and also the special hologram papers I had not seen in a long time!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ribbons in this CAS challenge,

    La Vikinga

  34. What a beautiful card with all of that pretty embossing! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  35. This is a great Christmas card-thanks for playing along with the Clearly iStamp Christmas in July challenge -Mary Marsh (guest designer)

  36. I understand why you chose this card as one of your favourites. It is beautiful! The embossing and the white on white effect with a few touches of gold accent come together to create such an elegant look.

    I am so pleased that you entered my World Card Making Day Celebration Fit Kitty. While it is difficult to choose the ones we love the most, It is nice to sit back and reflect on our accomplishments throughout the past year. I'm headed now to check out your other two entries.