Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Clean and Simple Snowflake

There's a real hum-dinger of a challenge on over at Charisma Cardz...

Well of course when I saw this I thought, ok, there's No way... Not possible, Not for me...
Of course, even I know that's the surefire way to spot a challenge that will make you get outside your comfort zone and really grow.  So, here I am... playing the impossible!

I came up with a sketch for this one in my head during the middle of the night; it was primarily the thought of pleated paper, white-on-white, that got me going.  I've been leaning more toward a clean-and-simple style of late anyway... so I decided this was a chance to really go all the way with it.  I assumed the prohibition against backing papers did not include mats, since the DT had a few in there too... so as far as I'm concerned those papers don't count! :)  I pleated the paper by hand, as I don't own a crimping tool.  That part was tedious, but worth it.  I love the clean, freshly-fallen-snow look of this finished card.  It glitters a lot more in real life than the photos show.

Materials used on this card:

White cardstock
Country Blue Crackle from The Paper Studio
Xerox #32 Silver Pearlized Elegance 32 lb. paper (Office Depot clearance)

Holiday Time Glittered Snowflake sticker (CLX1305), from WalMart
Stampabilities "Merry Christmas 06", stamped with Stampabilities Embossing Ink and heat embossed with silver powder
Irridescent Bead Garland
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
3/8-inch Robert Stanley white ribbon
Silver brads from Spare Parts

Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful evening all!

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