Artistic Avenger

Snowflake Trio (PP60)


Time for another fun challenge at The Paper Players. I’m halfway through my August Guest Design month and I’ve had such a great time with these ladies. Truly, they are an “on-the-ball” and organized bunch and so much fun too! LeAnne has put together a great sketch for us this week and here is what I’ve come up with:

The base of my card is More Mustard and I’ve layered it with Basic Gray cardstock – on the bottom 1/3rd I added some Basic Gray designer paper. On both the cardstock and designer paper I stamped the Snowflake stamp in Basic Gray which I stamped off first so it is a very subtle addition.

Next, I added the central panel of Riding Hood Red. I adhered two snowflakes in Riding Hood Red (which were sponged with Riding Hood Red ink). Then, for the “stand out” one, I actually punched three Very Vanilla snowflakes and in the centre is a small flower from the Bitty Punch Pack and a Basic Gray brad.

Lastly, I added a sentiment from Four the Holidays stamped in Basic Gray ink on More Mustard cardstock. This layer is also sponged – lots of sponging on this one!

Want to see another one? Here is a more simplified version for a holiday stamp-a-stack class:

I changed the colours slightly – using Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Basic Gray. I added some texture with the Snowflakes embossing folder and the sentiment was stamped on a small piece of vellum. A clear rhinestone brad was added to the centre for some bling.

Now it’s your turn. Head on over to The Paper Players and play along with us and this sketch challenge. Here is a taste of what the design team has come up with:

The Paper Players Design Team

Products used on today’s challenge project:

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Basic Gray.

Ink: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard.

Stamps: Snowflake, Four the Holidays.

Accessories: Snowflake punch, Neutrals brads, Bitty Punch pack, Neutrals designer paper.

19 thoughts on “Snowflake Trio (PP60)

  1. Girl, you never cease to amaze me! This is spectacular! 🙂

  2. Carrie I love this! I really like your other version too! Thanks for two unique cards (as always!)

  3. Love It! I like the way you used ‘non-traditional’ Christmas colours – tfs!

  4. More mustard is soooo pretty on this holiday card. I would have never used it. You certainly give me food for thought on my creativity.

  5. I love how you used non-traditional colors – works fabulously!

  6. Fabulous use of the sketch, Carrie! Love the way you double layered the white snowflake on the top card and great use of vellum for the sentiment tag on the second. Have a great day 🙂

  7. I love the non-traditional color combination, Carrie! There is so much dimension going on! What a clever interpretation of LeAnne’s sketch.

  8. Good morning Carrie! Love your non-traditional Christmas card! This is very modern and dare I say “hip”!! Great colours!
    So happy you are enjoying working with us, we have loved having you on the team!!

  9. I love both of these – especially the non-traditional colours for winter – it’s awesome. I may also use your simpler sketch for my Christmas stack!

  10. Very cool way to interpret the sketch, Carrie! And I love that you showed two versions!

  11. These were fabulous! I looked at all the layouts and loved them! Thanks!!!

  12. Wow! Creative color combo. Thanks for 2 versions.

  13. Carrie, this fabby color combo rocks! I’m a huge fan of non-traditional colors on Christmas cards and this is awesome! Love the vellum banner on the second card, too. Thanks again for all of the great creative inspiration you share! Hugs! 🙂

  14. Wow, this color combination really rocks! Love the snowflakes and the simple version for mass producing as well.

  15. This is so pretty… and I’m known for my unusual color combos, so I can’t wait to try this one out! Any tips for how to get the great, even notched tip to the large piece?

  16. Such a fatnastic Christmas card, Carrie! I love the colours you have used and the layering of the snowflakes is perfect!

  17. Gorgeous card Carrie … love the bright bold centre panel, so very striking … love these colours for Christmas cards … I also like how you have layered the snowflake, the dimension is awesome!!!

  18. Love the color combination you used Carrie and the trio of snowflakes with one half cut is so cool!

  19. Wow … you’re good! Where do the design ideas come from? I love this one! Hugs xxaxx

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