as a matter of fact, if you threw in the scent of freshly cut pine and a special episode of doctor who, i'd be all set to celebrate RIGHT NOW!!! :)
(patterned paper, florals, pearl flourishes, bling: prima; alphas: recollections; brads: mme; acrylic snowflakes: heidi swapp; snowflake stickers: martha stewart; snowflake dies: spellbinders; snowflake punch: ek success; felt snowflakes: michaels; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)
i had a double dose of the most amazing xmas eye candy imaginable as my inspiration: first, have you seen the 12 days of christmas card ideas they've been running on the prima blog all week?! holy ♥WOW♥!!! this is my humble take on leslie ashe's beautiful card from day 7. you can see i've used her basic layout (rotated 90 degrees) and tried to more or less duplicate her divine cluster of florals and flourishes! now i have plenty of prima, but as it turns out, alas, i did not actually have ANY (how is this possible??) of the specific products in leslie's card. but then i saw this week's sweet shabby christmas inspiration photo at the shabby tea room, for which the brief is to use the colors from the pic as well as a bit of glitter or shimmer... problem solved!!!
i went with a stacked snowflake as my largest embellishment, partially to add in a bit more white, but partially just because i really like those, lol. also, it gave me an excuse to scatter both pink flowers and sparkly snowflakes all over the rest of the card. which is ALWAYS a good idea, dontcha think? yeah, me too!
something else that is always a good idea is to check out the prima blog AND the shabby tea room... and then, as long as you're in a fabulous christmas-card-makin' mood, hop back at midnight to see what we're doing at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this week! see you then, darlings! ♥