Thanks Snow Much!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

FINALLY, I'm back to the blogworld!  I've had another long absence due to health as before.  However, as of today, that should all change. Even though I have not been able to craft,I have been following many blogs and challenges, as well as stocking up on new supplies.  I'm still in recovery mode, but now feeling well enough that I {drum roll} made a card!  That may not sound so exciting to the rest of you, but after the last year of all kinds of distractions more than just health related, it is a major endeavor for me.

So without further ado, here is my first card for 2012:

My inspiration came from this week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and some of my new patterned paper.  The snowflake flower I made with a snowflake stamp and flower punch.  I then embossed the edges a little with silver emboss powder to  help it stand out some more.  Another one of my newest purchases was a doily die from My Favorite Things, which I used to cut out the backing for my snowflake flower out of aluminum foil.  Finally, it's hard to see in the photo, but the chicken wire DP I rolled through a crimper to give it more texture and the tan DP was embossed with a snowflake folder.  I really love the final outcome of this card.

Stamps:  Snowflake - Inkadinkadoo; Sentiments- Fiskars and Taylored Expressions.
Paper:  White cardstock; DP - Basic Grey's Little Black Dress; aluminum foil.
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black and Colorbox silver.
Extras:  Snowflake emboss folder; paper crimper; doily die - My Favorite Things; flower punch; pink polka dot ribbon, pink satin ribbon; metal frame; snowflake stickers - Jolee's Boutique.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #143

Unfortunately, my creative flow is moving quite slow and I missed the deadline for the Card Patterns challenge this week.  Yet, I still liked to give credit where credit is due for it too inspired me to incorporate all those beautiful patterned papers.

Well, hopefully, tomorrow there will be more cards to post and the next day and the next day, etc.  The Lord willing, my health issues are behind me and everyday I gain more energy and focus and plan to get back into the crafting and blogging world more regularly.

And, before I go I must thank Karen Giron for the gorgeous watermark she created for me.  Thanks, Karen!

Happy New Year!


Rene said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
Rene ;D

whoistracy said...

What a sweet card, love the big bow! Sorry you missed the deadline but so glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns.

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