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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Snowflake Window


Today's card is for a challenge going on over at Stamp Nation.  It's a month-long challenge with new inspiration photos every week, and the photo for this week is this gorgeous party to which I want to be invited.  Wouldn't THIS be a wonderful evening?

The colors are fabulous and I knew I wanted something with those shades of blue in the background, especially that gorgeous turquoise.

I used the emboss resist method on turquoise paper, sponging on two darker shades of blue before wiping it off the embossed snowflakes.

The window frame, cut on my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store, is silver glimmer paper from Stampin' Up!  I popped it up on dimensionals for added depth.

Did you see the fur throws on the backs of the chairs in the inspiration photo?  That was my inspiration to use these white feathers under the two glittery snowflakes.  I love the added texture the feathers give.  A rhinestone finishes this embellishment.

I wanted to finish the inside too and perhaps got a little carried away with stamping, but that's ok.  I can fit the message in between, or just write over the stamping!  The snowflakes were all stamped off first to keep them light and ethereal.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I wish you a lovely, shimmery, glittery day whatever you may be doing.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Loves Rubberstamps #64 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Embossing
Pile It On #32 - Outdoors (snowy night)
613 Ave. Create #32 - Anything Goes


Kristi Schurr said...

Exquisite card, Shea! Love the touch of feather,so beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Shea! you have captured the inspirational photo PERFECTLY - not just with color, but with the touch of elegance and fantasy, too! Wonderful idea to use the feathers around the snow flake... hmmmm, I need to case that idea LOL - it's great! Thanks for sharing all the shimmer and glitter! hugs, de

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous cards, love the colors used and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous shimmery embossing. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs embossing challenge!

My Creative Therapy said...

Shea this is just gorgeous and so unique! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Sandee Setliff said...

How pretty, both inside and out! You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Embossing challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

BrendaB said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love your resist embossing and those fabulous feathers behind the snowflake! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Deena said...

Love your card it just pops, thank you for joining the Emobssing Challenge at Frosted Designs

Chana said...

Beautiful Project, Shea! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh wow! This has a fab frosty feel to it, definitely feels colder in my thoughts just gazing upon this (a good thing!).