“The more we praise and celebrate our life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
I am making multiples of this card for a Boy Scout function, so I made a template of the “flap” because it is such an odd shape. The layout came from a hobby demonstrator I met at the pool at convention in Orlando…thank you Tracie Salo! Her card was made with cherry cobbler cardstock and had a larger, round snowflake that was just beautiful. This pretty snowflake came from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the sentiment was cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.
Wishing you a week full of hope, xo Dawn
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
This was my very first try with Brusho Crystals. As you can see, I need more practice, but the beautiful snowflakes from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies saved the day! The sentiment is from the Spirited Snowmen stamp set, and the silver sentiment matte is from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I’m sending it as a sympathy card to Sister Bernadette at the monastery where I am an Oblate. Her beloved beautiful white dog, Daisy Mae, recently passed and we’re all missing her!
If you are in the Northeast, enjoy this beautiful snowy stamping day! I took this picture two days ago, but it looks just the same today. 🙂 xo Dawn
“The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.”
There is “real” snow in the forecast three times this week but I’m having fun making paper snow with the Snowfall Thinlit Dies (only available during November). This is an adaptation of a Jan Chapman card which I’m going to use as Hanukkah cards for my Jewish friends. The background is sponged with Night of Navy and Blueberry Bushel inks. The snowflakes and sentiment are stamped with Night of Navy (Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set) and the larger snowflakes are cut from silver foil paper. I couldn’t get a great picture without sunlight but it’s a striking “clean and simple” card!
“In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
Winter stole in overnight…time to stay indoors and stamp! : ) This is a card we made yesterday at our stamping classes. It was inspired by Artisan stamper Emma Goddard. I changed up the snowflake colors (hers were gold), the snowflake stamp and the sentiment (hers was a tag tied across the card with twine). You can see her card and other beautiful creations at the Coastal Crafter. The background is a wash made on watercolor paper. Just wet the paper with the aquapainter and then paint it with ink pressed into the cover of your Gorgeous Grape ink. Let it completely dry before stamping the snowflakes, which are from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. The white snowflakes are cut from glitter paper and the new Snowfall Thinlits Dies (available only in November). The sentiment is from an old set called “Holly Jolly Greetings.” The card is gorgeous, but the “real thing” is pretty gorgeous too. This was my backyard when we woke up this morning. Enjoy the day and have a great weekend! Peace, xo Dawn