Hello, stamper friends, and happy Friday! I have three cards to share today, all of which started with my wish to use this pretty Memory Box Snowflake Bird. I cut it in plain amethyst card stock first, then cut another in patterned amethyst paper to fill in the blanks. After changing my mind several times I ended up with this design:
- Memory Box Snowflake Bird
- Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
- Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames
- Cheery Lynn Holly Corner
- Poppystamps Noel Snowflake (I cut off the dangling snowflake due to lack of space in the design)
The patterned paper is old and not Christmas papers at all, but the colors worked together.
Since I'd cut a second bird from patterned paper, I decided to use that outline on an ultra-clean and simple card:
I added a few sequins and one of my favorite Christmas sentiments from the retired SU! Many Merry Messages set. The photo makes it appear to be stamped in black, but it's actually artichoke. All the cards have lots of sparkle.
Finally, the last card is made up of some of the dies I cut when I was trying to make up my mind about the first card. That's how we wind up with spare parts, isn't it? Sheesh! I still have one spare part left over, but I have plans for it. Hope that works out without ending up with yet more spare parts.
The dies for the last card are as follows:
- Spellbinders A2 Devine Eleoquence (that's how they spell it, folks)
- Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight
- Frantic Stamper Tall Pine Trees
- Poppystamps Snowflake Ribbon
- Poppystamps Noel Snowflake (again with the snowflake cut off)
Same non-Christmas patterned paper covering the card base, and lots of sparkle. I used Stickles Stardust glitter on the trees and Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamonds micro-fine glitter on the Snowflake Ribbon.
I'm going to enter the first card in the Cardz 4 Galz current challenge: A Contemporary Christmas. I hope it qualifies because of the non-traditional colors, stitched dies, and so on.
Thanks for visiting today! Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!