Thursday, December 05, 2013

Snowflake Ornaments

Hello everyone,

I have a card today that I'm entering into Impression Obsession's - Think Snow challenge which closes Tuesday, December 17th.  Click on the link for more details.  I've used favourite stamps, the two Damask Snowflakes, to create ornaments.


IO Stamps used:   Cover a Card - Flourishes CC027, SM Damask Snowflake D2259 and Damask Snowflake F2258, Christmas Magic B3585

IO Die used:  The bow hanger is from DIE032-J Vintage Ornament

I started with a sheet of coloured and lightly patterned paper from Basic Grey.   I stamped over top with Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink using the CC027 Flourishes.  (you can see it in the close up below).    Christmas Magic was stamped with Blue Memento Dye Ink.  I edged the background with a silver leaf pen.

I embossed the two Damask Snowflakes in Gold, coloured with Inktense Pencils, cut them out and attached.  I added stickles, liquid pearls and large pearls to each.     I added the 'hangers' from the Ornament Die set.

 
Thanks for your visit and have a great day!
Shirley

29 comments:

  1. Hi teamie, a lovely card with one of my favorite winter stamps from IO! Great subtle background with the flourishes and the snowflakes are beautiful decorated and coloured.
    xxMiranda

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  2. Beautifully elegant and that background has a lovely richness to it.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. I've just found two more stamps to add to my wish list, and it's not the background one (beautiful as it is Shirley). This is stunning, I love the snowflakes and the colours you've used on them too.

    Have a great day.
    Sue xx

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  4. These snowflakes make lovely flowers, and the pink and blue are great with that slightly darker background. The pearl embellishments look great as a finishing touch. x

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  5. This is one awesome card, love love those stamps and colour combo.xx

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  6. Wow Shirley, very special and beautiful Christmascard, I love the colours and the background a lot but olso the flower is a real beauty!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. WOW shirley,your snowflakes very georgus and beautiful,i love the soft rose and gold colors,very elegance that feel :-)

    Have a great day :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

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  8. These colours are two of my favorites... Love the background and how you coloured and let the snowflakes glitter is stunning! Hope you´re having a fun week, hugs, Gerrina

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  9. Everything about this is stunning. The colours on the images look amazing against the background

    Chrissie x

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  10. Gorgeous card, those ornaments are very elegant! Valerie

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  11. My type of card and definitely my type of colours Shirley. Always love your stamping and use of inks.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  12. I love snowflakes and these are beautiful, the colours of your background is fab
    Love
    Amanda x

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  13. What a beautiful card Shirley. I think I have the negative stamp of this design, bought by mistake when I meant to buy this one! I love the way you have cut out the embossed snowflakes. Beautiful colouring with the touch of glitter and pearls and super use of the bauble die string to mount the flakes! Lovely work. Have a great day, Elaine x

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  14. Wonderful dear Shirley,
    your card is an amazing festive christmas card.
    Wish you a sunny day, here in europe is a great storm since yesterday.
    xox Anja

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  15. What a beautiful card. Love the colours.

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  16. The colors together are so pretty - love the jewels. Shirley your card has a richness to it like velvet. Beautiful and I am thinking snow although it is 60 degrees right now!!
    Sandy

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  17. This is a very beautiful and elegant card! Wonderful snowflakes!

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  18. Bezaubernd schön Shirley! Die Farben, der Hintergrund, so faszinierend gemacht, ich bin begeistert!

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  19. Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors!!

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  20. Wow! The snowflakes look like colored lace doilies!

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  21. These are so delicate and cleverly cut and so beautifully coloured, it's another card masterpiece.

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  22. wow what a stunning card, love the colorcombination too!
    Have a great sunday,Groetjes Karin

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  23. So very elegant - loved the idea of the Brillance stamping swirl on that paper. Really stunning in your closeup. As was the gold snowflake edging and your pencil colors are so fab. This is just a very rich classy card. TFS

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  24. Beautiful card! I love the flourishes stamped on the background (I have this stamp too but can never figure out what to use it for). And I love how you cut out the snowflakes and painted them, really beautiful! Love all of the details. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  25. Love the colors!!! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge! We've featured your card on the IO Facebook page!

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  26. gorgeous colours and design! congrats on being featured!

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  27. Stunning card, Shirley! I just added that CAC to my next order--maybe you can get a commission!

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  28. You always use such beautiful colours and those snowfakes look amazing. As always, I adore your work!!

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