Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gold Snowflakes

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend !

I'm back with another Christmas design, this time using Chocolate Baroque's beautiful new Big Bold Background - Snowflake Shadow.     This card can easily be duplicated to make a quick batch of cards.  I plan to make more in different colours :)


I stamped and embossed the background with Gold.   Next I blended a little Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feather Distress Inks over the background.   'Merry Christmas' is from Gothic Angels which I also embossed with gold and blended a little Seedless Preserves Distress Ink around it.  The die is Spellbinder S4-322.    I added a couple of snowflake charms hanging out in my embroidery stash and rhinestones in the centres of the flakes.   Easy !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

25 comments:

Karin said...

Wow a beautiful golden christmascard!
Love the gold/blue colorcombination!
Have a happy sunday! Groetjes karin x

chrissies said...

Stunning card with your special colouring.

Love Chrissie x

Gerrina said...

The first things thst I thought by seeing this card: Warm and Baroque.... The warm gold-colour is beautiful with the bleu! Have a fine sunday! Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card,love the gold and blue.

Sophie said...

Shirley, die Karte ist wunderschön.
Die Eiskristalle sind so prächtig in Gold.
Brilliant gemacht!

Einen schönen Sonntag noch...
Sophie xx

Elaine said...

That is such a beautiful gold Shirley and it works perfectly with your chosen colours. I quite fancy having a o at this myself with some Peacock Feathers, I adore that colour. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Elaine xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Nice golden card , really nice for Christmas (bling , bling) love the soft blue , purple background too!!

Greetings
Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this card Shirley, the Christmas background stamps are wonderful for making batch cards, and they look so good too. Great colours on this one. Hope you're having a great weekend, pouring with rain here at the moment, so a good day to play.

Sue x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card... Lovin those smowflakes....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Such a nice change from the traditional Christmas colours Shirley. I love the golden embossed snowflakes and the touch of pink and blue in the background. Stunning creation as always!

Have a happy day - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your use of colours for matting again enhances the stamping. That top left snowflake with the Peacock Feathers circle around the central gem echoes your matting layers perfectly & I love how you used the Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers for the background then inking whilst using Seedless Preserves for the sentiment edging. The gold snowflake charms are super compliments for the gold embossing.
Hope you've had some rain for the plants.
Paula (PEP)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a beautiful elegant christmas card. Your design is awesome, the snowflakes look sensational, love specially the color combination of turquoise and gold. Dear Shirley, I wish you a nice sunday,
hugs Anja

Sue said...

Stunning snowflakes I think those stamps are going on a 'wish list' Shirley! beautiful card huggles hun Sue xxx

Patricia said...

Realy BEAUTIFUL the snowflakes!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Lindeke said...

Oooh, I love snowflakes!!! This is a gorgeous card, Shirley!! Gr, Linda

froebelsternchen Susi said...

boah! I missed dozens of masterpieces here Shirley! I am overwhelmed!
Fabulous PIECES!

Love them all!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing result with the embossed snowflakes Shirley

Sandy said...

So beautiful Shirley!
Sandy

Cathy said...

Gorgeous golden snowflakes, I love the bg colours too, Cathy x

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! Shirley! Isn't this so pretty! How lovely these snowflakes are with the hint of Raspberry here and there - a wonderful pop of color by introducing that with the peacock color. Simply gorgeous! hope you are still enjoying your garden. hugs, de

Bonnie said...

The gold snowflakes are gorgeous against the beautiful blended background! As always a perfect choice of colors! Very elegant!

MaryH said...

Stunning gold snowflakes against that blended background. Until I read the 'how-to', I thought you'd done this over vellum. This is a most beautiful effect. TFS & Hugs

Lindeke said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love those colors together! Gr, Linda

Ellen said...

Beautiful subtle colors in the background and gold snowflakes Shirley! So nice to get a jump on Christmas!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Wow this is a GREAT Christmas card! Love those nice big golden snowflakes and looks REALLY good with the very nicely coloured background you made! That looks so nice together! Love that blue and hints of pink, brilliant! Great bling with the rhinstones too!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)