Winter Hope

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And here is my take:

Winter Hope | by karen @ carefree creations

Whoa boy, did this card take some time! I knew right away that, with these colors, I wanted to do a winter snowflake card. I spent hours selecting and arranging images to use. There were so many ways to lay it out and they all gave a different feel. I wanted my card to provide a feeling of movement and hope. To that end, I decided not to do anything too geometric/lined-up. I tried to do a watercolor thing, but that didn’t work and the colors weren’t quite right.

I finally decided to do a bit of sponging with the blue and stamp the snowflakes in a triangle with the sentiment as little strips over the flakes.

Originally I didn’t have any border on the main white panel, so I added a bit of wonky stitching with a die, but it didn’t look quite right (the paper was already cut down and I didn’t want to make smaller and not all the wonk fit), so I die cut again but with a straight stitch die.

The card needed one more touch – sparkle. I embossed the snowflakes with a glitter powder. I think my photo shows that the snowflakes are purple with a sparkly layer.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Winter Hope
Stamps: Fresh Snow, Flap Happy, Scripty Sayings, Mini Monograms (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Soft Sky (Stampin’Up); Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White, Plum Pudding (PTI);
Other: Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder (Judikins);

9 thoughts on “Winter Hope

  1. Amazing result, it might have took you a long time, but SO worth it! I love the offset panels and your trio of snowflakes are so pretty. The soft sponging behind them is a wonderful idea too. CAS perfection. Hugs Bev x

  2. It was fun to read about your process, Karen! I love that you hung in there and kept going! Your finished card is so pretty and the elements you added with the sponging, glitter, stitching, and color panel come together so beautifully to create the soft feel of this card.

  3. Karen – I got a chuckle out of your comment on time as I can totally relate. But your time was well worth it. This is a spectacular card and the elements are all perfect! I love the angled purple panel and the way you cut out the sentiments. It really is joyful!

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