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
Flourishes Boutique Warm Winter Wishes Challenge - Shades of winter blue
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation: Embellish It Challenge - Corner Adornment
Stamping Vacation: Get The Music In You Challenge - Winter Wonderland