Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter Blues


The name of my blog makes winter sound depressing, but it is really meant to describe the colors of the card.  This card is made up of 5 different shades of blue.  The longer, narrow designs down the center of the card are created using Cuttlebug embossing borders.  Then I inked them with denim Adirondak ink. The middle strip is layered on dark blue cardstock, then all 3 border strips are on top of a medium blue, layered onto the dark blue again.  The middle border is popdotted to stand out more.  This entire middle section is then layered onto a light blue that has been embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and inked with the same Adirondak ink.  This is layered onto dark blue cardstock that has been punched across the top and bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch.  All of this is layered onto a medium blue layer, then on a card base that is a slightly lighter shade of blue.

The large snowflake is made using a stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I stamped it with denim Adirondak ink onto 4 different shades of blue.  I cut out different layers from the different shades and layered them in an ABCD pattern (can you tell I work with kindergarten students?).  Then I added dark blue glitter to the snowflake, along with a few other areas on the card to give it a little sparkle!!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sparkle N Sprinkle November Card Contest - Create a winter theme card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

14 comments:

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful layered snowflake. This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

ChristineCreations said...

What beautiful shades of blue in this card! It's so vibrant!

Bonnie McLain said...

And you have the nerve to say I am detailed... this is really lovely and VERY DETAILED in all ways... what a CARD!!!! Love it... Great color... even though it is one of your fav... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Donna said...

Wow! Great Card, Marie! Congratulations on a unique vision for the holidays!

Barbara said...

Marie, What a great card. I love all the different elements in this card. My favorite is the medallion. Thanks

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful card! Love the blues and the terrific medallion snowflake.

Judy Rozema said...

Beautifully done! LOVE the colors and the way you used the snowflake!

Shona said...

The medallion snowflake looks like it is made of fabric and embroidered! Fabulous job!

April said...

Such a bright, pretty blue. I love the medallion! Great job!

Annie said...

thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
hugs, annie x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning Marie what wonderful colours and design that medallion is awesome thank you for joining our Embellish It challenge at Stamping Vacation this month.
Hugs
Lorraine x

RubberStampRosie said...

This is gorgeous! Love the layering and use of medallion!

Julie said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Dana said...

This is visually stunning! Just beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation!