|mandala (or snowflake, lol) stamp set: sheena douglass for crafter's companion; inks: several shades of blue distress ink by ranger and purple pigment ink by colorbox; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; holiday/winter sentiment sticker: SRM; purple patterned paper: anna griffin; snowflake stickers: stickopatomus; felt and gem snowflakes: hero arts; adhesives: elmer's brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine|
i was playing around with a few different color palettes, but when i saw the gorgeous blue and purple tones of the new "floral fusion" board at fusion card challenge, i was smitten. i'd hoped to use the sketch, as well, but i wound up liking my background so much that i decided not to cover it up.
strangely enough, this was one of the easiest stamping adventures i've ever had, and one of the hardest card-making scenarios. which, for the record, is the reverse of what usually happens to me. but it turns out that when you don't really stamp that much, and you suddenly come up with a pretty cool background, you can totally psych yourself out about "ruining" it, lol! eventually... (by which i mean, "after literally trying every other idea in the entire universe that could possibly involve snowflakes"!!!) ...i just went really simple, enhanced one centrally located snowflake, and made a little pennant for an SRM sticker sentiment:
speaking of fun... you should totally go and check out the cards miss stephanie AND our lovely guest star steph c have made at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥. i'll give you a hint: they both feature embossing!!! :)