Friday, August 22, 2014

AEI♥U challenge: sequins

It was a happy coincidence that I just received an Avery Elle stamp set that I've had on my wishlist: Let It Snow.  And today the newest AEI♥U challenge was announced: to use sequins.  I thought adding sequins to this fun set was a perfect match, so here is my entry and the first inking of my new stamps.

AEI♥U sequin challenge

I have a memory of walking home with my Mom in the dark during a snowstorm that closed the roads.  So everything was quiet and sparkly, and that's what I was trying to recreate here.  I made my card into a shaker, adding diamond dust and irridescent sequins inside, and stamping and embossing the sentiment in silver.  The snowflakes are punched from silver foil, and I scattered a few more of the same sequins on the outside of the card also.

Thanks for your visit today - have a great weekend!

eta: I'm also entering this into the Holiday Crafts & More link party at PaperCrafts Connection.

Holiday Card Link Party Panel Holiday Cards & More Link Party

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful and crisp, Lin! Love the blues and whites and the shaker design is perfect :)

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  2. love the blue and white, of course, Lin! And, making this a shaker card was a great idea. So pretty and wintery. (even though I am not looking forward to winter!!)

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  3. Even though I am so not ready to even WANT to see Christmas cards, I have to say, this one is stunning, Lin! I love how you created a shaker - gorgeous colors!

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  4. Peaceful and beautiful Lin!!

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  5. What a simply delightful card Lin. The seqjins and diamond dust make perfect snow.

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  6. Beautiful shaker card, Lin!! Love it!

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  7. Absolutely love the card - the sentiment captures what I feel when I look at the card. Beautiful!

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  8. Oh, so pretty, Lin! I love how you used your favorite shade of blue, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Avery Elle Challenge!

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  9. Beautiful card, the sequins are perfect!

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