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Monday, March 4, 2013

Festive Fridays - Element Challenge ~ Snowflakes

The challenge this week is to use a snowflake in the card!  I took the Damask Snowflake die from PTI and made a mask, then I stamped all around it using all the little snowflakes I could find from about 4 different stamp sets.  I filled in with snowballs from the In the Meadow set.  I then used a sponge dauber to add both the aqua mist and sweet blush around the edges of the Damask snowflake, when I pulled off the mask, this is what I saw!  It is really hard to see, but I added a Sakura gel pen to just about every part of each snowflake and snowball on this card.  In real life it is full of sparkle!

Want to give this challenge a try? Go here and make a snowflake card for your Christmas stash!  You will be so glad that you got a big jump start on them.


  1. Great to see you back with another beautiful creation, Colleen! Such a great Idea to use the large snowflake as as mask! I love your color choices, too, and how the sponging softens everything and brings it all together!!! Such creative stamping/inking here...great job, and thanks for sharing with us once again!

  2. Nice stampwork, great techniek

  3. Very pretty snowflake card. Love how you masked it and stamped around it.

  4. Ok, so the message above from Colleen is actually me. I am visiting her and we have to sign in and out of goggle to get our own accounts up, but I forgot. Same for the previous post comment.

  5. Oh, I imagine this looks even more stunning in real life! I love the idea of using the die as your mask, and I love the background it created. And adding sparkle to all those flakes? That's patience! This is beautiful, and I am so glad to see you joining us again!


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