Friday, February 21, 2020

Let It Snow!

As much as I complain about winter, it's not the snow that I object to, it's the lack of sunshine.......Since we didn't go south for the winter this year, I've been enjoying the beautiful snow for the first time in years.  So I decided to make a card to reflect the beauty of this season, using this gorgeous snowflake stamp - I love the delicacy of them!

I have a memory from when I was 12 years old or so, and my Mom and I walked home from a Girl Scout meeting at night.  It was a long walk, and the snow was coming down fast, so there were no cars out and I remember the quiet and the sparkly flakes when we'd be near lights.  It was one of those wet snows where the branches of trees get coated with white and everything looks brand new.  Hopefully this card reflects that feeling.

supplies: white and white glitter cardstock, vellum, Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes cling stamp, white embossing powder, distress oxide inks and water,  Penny Black Snowflake Trio, Birch Press Design Let it Snow dies, silver sequins

I made a galaxy background with my oxide inks, adding some white splatters, and when completely dry, I overstamped and white embossed these lovely flakes.  Then I simply added my sentiment and a snowflake cut from white glitter card, and some silver sequins. To make the sentiment stand out better, I first added it to a strip of vellum, which helps lift the sentiment up a bit and away from the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!


Virginia L. said...

Your wintery card is magical. I think you have captured your childhood essence in your beautiful snowflake card! Stay warm,big sis! Spring is not too far behind now.... Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

What a beautiful memory Lin and you card conveys it perfectly!

kiwimeskreations said...

A precious memory Lin - thank you for sharing it, and your card does do justice to the memory, it's beautiful

Dawn T said...

A simply gorgeous winter card Lin.

nlwilson46 said...

Enjoyed both the card & the story!

I Card Everyone said...

You've beautifully captured that walk with Mom, Lin... I love the snow sitting atop your greeting!