Joy to the World

Hey everyone! The other day I made this quick little card inspired by the Classy & Elegant style challenge on the Moxie Fab blog. After finishing, I'm not really sure if I achieved the elegance I had envisioned in my head, but I do like the simplicity of the design. I took it up a notch with the ribbon and pearls, but you could easily leave those off for a fast, mass-production design that is flat enough to be mailed for just one postage stamp (a modern marvel these days!)
The start of my design was a gorgeous piece of flocked paper from the La Creme mat stack by DCWV. Next I stamped the small and medium snowflakes from the Winter Wonder set at the end of each design on the paper. Then for some sparkle, I embossed each snowflake by stamping over it with clear VersaMark ink and adding glittery embossing powder. The joy to the world sentiment is also from the Winter Wonder set and is punched out in a circle and layered with a scallop circle punch. I also added just a hint of Antique Linen distress ink sponged around the edges of the creme papers for a little depth.

For the final elements to my design, I tied a bow of black organdy ribbon around the paper, then heated it with my heat gun until the ribbon started to curl. I just love this look. Next I painted the ribbon and bow with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and glitter for added sparkle. To finish off, I added some tiny adhesive pearls to the center of each snowflake.

18 comments

  1. Oh Julee I think it's very elegant! ~chris

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  2. Oh,my word!!!! You have definitely achieved elegance, Julee!!! Beautifully done!!! The ribbon, sparkles, and pearls just takes it to a whole new level of elegance. Lovely card!!!

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  3. So beautiful and elegant! Love it!

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  4. Julie,

    This is so simply elegant! I adore it and the added pearls and ribbon are a plus. It's a beauty!

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  5. Very pretty & elegant! Love it!

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  6. This takes my breath away! :-)Traci

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  7. OMGosh, Julee, this is pure elgance!!! This is one of my absolute favorite stacks from DCWV. GORGEOUS!!!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  8. what!! It is totally elegant, don't you worry!

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  9. Verve Lady!
    That is very stylish!

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  10. WOW, so very pretty!!! Love the sparkle!

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  11. Beautiful cards!!!! These took my breath away!

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  12. Oh, Julee - {GASP} - WOW - this is absolutely stunning! So elegant and beautiful.

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  13. So pretty! I knew I should have gotten those papers! I'm getting them now! :)

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  14. So gorgeous! I can't imagine what was 'in your head' if this doesn't measure up. ;-) This is beautifully executed!

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  15. Hey Julee! Thanks for entering the Classy & Elegant Challenge!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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