Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MMSC29 Angel Snowflake Card

Well, I am going to start off on this one by saying that nothing worked as planned on this card for me.  All the way from the construction of the card to taking the pictures to posting it here on the blog.  I am thinking I probably should have sat this one out.  However, I persevered, and am posting it here regardless. 

I wanted to do something a little bit different with this card, so I used a snowflake chipboard that I had and glittered it in silver, then I layered it with another one in pink.  The pink one did not turn out as planned, because the glue that came with the Martha Stewart glitter did not dry clear, so it has the white glue showing some through the glitter.  You can see that in this picture.

Then, it came to the pictures.  If you look at the first picture compared to this one, you can see the color difference.  I was unable to capture the true color of this card.  Even the picture of the inside of the card would not come out clear.  I was having a really bad day with my luck, I guess!  I made a "matching" ornament to go with this card, because I was donating this to our CSPT ebay charity auction this year to benefit Autism Speaks.  Again though, the ornament did not turn out as planned.  It does not match well with the color of the snowflake, so I was disappointed with my effort.  I am thinking that this is what happens when I am rushing through my cards as I have been lately. 

I am considering switching over to scrapbook page layouts instead of cards to give myself a change of pace and hopefully a fresh, creative spark to get back into the groove again.  Besides, my kids are really after me to get to scrapbooking again, since that is where I started with my crafting to begin with.

Here is my poor picture of the inside of my card.  It is actually the nicest part of the card in my opinion. 

If you are interested in checking out the charity auction hosted by CSPT, please stop by ebay on Black Friday when it is posted and do a search on CSPT Charity.  It is such a great cause to support!  Thank you!!

Now, if you would like to give this sketch a go for yourself, we would love to see what you come up with.  It sure is a tricky one.  Have fun with it, and we'll be around to visit you soon. 

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Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Carolyn, I enjoyed the card and I know others will also! Also excited to see you do your magic on page layouts, it is always wonderful to have something treasured to hold your photos. Have a wonderful Holiday.

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn: This is amazingly gorgeous both inside and out. I love your new border punch, that looks awesome. The snowflake is awe inspiring. You do some very lovely work and are always an inspiration to me in my creative endeavors!


Ludkasz said...

fantastic card:)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carolyn, Your snowflake card is lovely. So glittery and so much layering. Your embossed background sets off your focal snowflake beautifully. I wondered how that MS punch set looked and it is beautiful inside your lovely card. It is a must have for my next Micheals coupon! Love your card through and through!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carolyn - this is totally DIVINE!! Your colours are perfect andwork so well with this fabuoous snowflake! You have really rocked this challenge!! Love the snowflakes and that glitter...chunky....gorgeous and then the embossing and layering...sigh! Your punch is great as well! How do you do it - beautiful on the inside and outside - oh and the card too! LOL! I would love a day in your 'head' with all of your inspirations and ideas.....DIVINE card Carolyn - thanks for inspiring - always! {{{hugs}}}

loz said...

The card is Beautiful Carolyn. Anyone would be overjoyed to receive this as it is so georgeous..Loz

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG wow, Sandee, you always have impressive textures for your creations that make people WOW and AWW for all your cards! Including this one, another stunning project to share~

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie!! WOW!! What a really gorgeous take on this sketch!! I love it and your snowflake is soooo pretty!! I can't wait to get on this one!! HUGS

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, I just love your gorgeous snowflake with the angel...absolutely stunning work. I have seen that Martha Stewart punch used on several other blogs and it is just so beautiful, it really makes an image stand out for attention. I love snowflakes so you definatley are a winner in my opinion. I will check out the CSPT on Friday, looking forward to seeing all those fabulous creations.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow.
Big hugs,
PS: So glad you were able to get the Christmas tree, and I just fed your sweet kitty!! LOL
Thanks so much for being such a blessing in my life!

Sue McMahon said...

I love the little angel inside your gorgeous snowflake! I didn't even realize that little beauty was in there until I saw the close up! Very clever and beautiful!