Winter's Wonders

Hi everyone! Do you ever have one of those cards you just fuss and fuss with? Well, this is one of those cards. I've been fussing a few minutes here and a few minutes there since Saturday on this card, and finally just decided to call it quits. I envisioned this really cool rustic snowflake ornament I received on some gift packaging last year tied to the bottom center of the card with the rope. However, I looked high and low and couldn't find it. So then I tried a handful of other snowflake embellishments, which just didn't live up to the picture in my head.

Now that I'm looking at it, I bet some aged looking jingle bells would be the perfect accent hanging from the rope. Wouldn't that look cool? I'll have to see if I can find some of those on my next shopping trip. Anyhow, I'm rambling, so I'll get to the card.

The sketch is this week's Viva La Verve! challenge and the twist is a fall/winter holiday card. I started with some beautiful snowflake paper from the Winter's Wings collection by Webster's Pages. The coral was a bit bright for the frosty look I was going for, so I sewed a block of vellum over it, to soften things up. Next I embossed the Snowflakes are Winter's Wonders sentiment from Snowflake Splendor in Vintage Photo Ranger Distress ink in the top corner. For the squares, I stamped several of the snowflakes from Frosty Flakes randomly on Choice Buttercream in Antique Linen, then stitched the borders and sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo ink.

Next I wrapped some rope from last year's SU! holiday mini around the base, then layered on Kraft and a Buttercream card base. My finishing accents were some tiny little pink pearls on the centers of the snowflakes.


  1. Lovely job, as usual. I think the bells would look great!

  2. I have those kind of card days more often than not LOL! Don't take this wrong, but it is nice to know the "pros" have this issue as well :D Love the twine, and I agree, a rustic bell would be fabulous on it. Snowflakes seem to be the predominant theme for this sketch - love it!

  3. Dear, I fuss over everything I make! You make it seem so easy....I always imagine it coming naturally for you. I love these colors.

  4. This was worth the fussing. Beautiful. Rustic bells would be lovely.


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