Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rustic and shiny

So far this winter we've had very little snow. We had one good storm after Thanksgiving, but the temperatures this month have been above normal -- more specifically above freezing -- so most of our precipitation has been in the form of rain. Definitely not the norm in December. We did get a slight dusting of snow last night, and it looks like we may get a little more later this week, but I'm not sure if we'll have a white Christmas.

To help tide us over until the snow comes, here is a Christmas card design featuring a large focal snowflake:

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Paper: Smoky Slate, thick Whisper White card stock; silver paper (retired); All Is Calm Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Accessories: Snow Flurry die, burlap trim, Snowflake Elements, Mono Multi liquid glue

I love the combination of elements on this card. The rustic burlap trim and wooden snowflake complement the shiny foil-printed DSP and die-cut snowflake. (It's hard to tell in the photo, but the largest snowflake is Smoky Slate and the smaller one is silver.) Looking at the card now I think should have gone a step further and added a few rhinestones or silver sequins for a little extra bling.

The size of this card is 4-1/4" square, which worked perfectly with a 4" x 4" piece of DSP for the background. (I was able to get nine background squares from one 12" x 12" sheet of DSP). And since the card was smaller than the traditional A2 size, it still fit in an envelope even though the burlap extends past the sides.

Thanks for stopping by!

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