Monday, September 13, 2010

Rustic Snowflakes

Good morning stamper!
This is going to be a quick post because I am headed for a day in the studio!
I have a Plethora of Projects to complete and multiple deadlines this week - so I'm gonna be one busy stamper! :)
But I love it!!!!

Today's card is one that I designed for my Christmas in September class last Saturday. I love the rustic, masculine feel of it - very different than my norm!
I used Naturals Ivory cardstock for the top layer and ran it through my Big Shot with the new Snowflakes Embossing Folder.
After tearing the bottom, I sponged all over with Soft Suede ink, really emphasizing the snowflakes - love this technique!
The greeting comes from the Christmas Greetings stamp set, a handy 2 stamp set that's perfect for all your Christmas cards. I inked it with Riding Hood Red to match the middle layer of cardstock.

The focal point was stamped with the snowflake from the Winter Post stamp set using Soft Suede on Naturals Ivory. I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and layered it on a piece of Always Articoke cardstock that was cut with my Big Shot and the Circle #2 Die.
I added the Fire Square Rhinestone Brad to the center with my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack.
It's made to look like a Christmas ornament by punching a hole at the top and stringing it on a piece of Linen Thread which is attached to the back of the card layers. Two Stampin' Dimensionals behind the ornament holds it in place.

The inside is another piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock with more stamped snowflakes and part 2 of the Christmas Greetings stamp set. A little sponging on the edges finishes it off nicely!

I hope you like the rustic feel of today's card - let me know what you think by leaving a comment! I love knowing you are out there!
Have a blessed day!


  1. Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Ooo, I LOVE your rustic snowflakes!!! They turned out beautifully!! What a gorgeous card!

  3. Love it!! I can't begin to choose which one is my favorite from the class. Thanks again for being such an inspiration. :-)

  4. I absolutely love this card!!
    Thanks for your inspiration!!

  5. Love this card- very rustic but at the same time very elegant. Thanks for posting and sharing your creative talents!

  6. love your "rustic snowflake" card, very cute! thanks for sharing the blow by blow "how to" directions as well. Jan Hoyt


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