Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let It Snow...

January is a perfect time to use a lot winter stamps and dies.  I'm glad I have many birthdays in January, because I have  a lot of winter stamps and dies.

The Merry Monday challenges are back and so am I for another year.  This week's challenge is to use snowflakes.  They could do this challenge for the whole month and I still wouldn't be able to use all the snowflake stamps and dies I have.

This card could work as both a Christmas card and a birthday card.
I started with Gina K's Pure Luxury White card stock as my base, and cut out the rectangle shape with Lil' Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mats out of another piece of Gina K white card stock.  I took another piece of Gina K white card stock and die cut out three Memory Box Frosty border dies.  With inspiration from Jennifer McGuire faux Laser Cut Card video, link here, I cut the dies up and placed them randomly inside the cut out rectangle.  I loved Simon Says Stamp's January Card Kit, and used a piece of the Bo Bunny 6x6 Altitude designer paper as my backdrop.  I ran my Clear Wink of Stella over the dp for some added sparkle, which didn't show up in the picture at all.  I also used Bazzill's Velvet card stock (also part of the SSS January Card Kit) behind the rectangle die cut and adhered it all to the white card stock base.  I then added the "Let it Snow" stamp from Hero Arts along the bottom of the card, which was stamped 3 times and used Silver Wink of Stella randomly on the frosty die.

I am also adding this card to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3, as I haven't used the frosty die, the HA's stamp or the BoBunny dp, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, to use something new (new crafty stuff!), which was the Bo Bunny dp.

Thanks for stopping by and would love to read your comments.


  1. WOW...I love this card Sue! I saw that Jennifer McGuire video too and really wanted to try that technique of faux laser nailed it with this card! Stunning! Love your background color different from the usual blue! :0)

  2. So pretty, Sue! I love that die! Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  3. This is really pretty Sue! Very delicate looking! Hazel x

  4. Lovely job on the design and colours, great card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  5. Whoa, I have not seen that technique done before! I thought that was a whole die in one piece! How darn clever to cut a die and arrange it like a puzzle to fill an entire card base with snowflake gorgeousness!! Britlliant, Sue, especially in the raspberry/plum color against that bright white! Thank you so much for linking to my NBUS Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

  6. i just found Merry Monday. I love your card. thanks for giving the link for how to do this technique. it's quite impressive. I will ahve to back track and make some cards for catch up but only a couple.


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