Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simple snowflake cards

Hello! Do you need to send out thank yous? I do! After a busy holiday season I wanted to make something simple (but elegant) to send out. This first card is a square (4.25"). I used the SNOWFLAKE from I Brake for Stamps as my focal image. I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with white filigree embossing powder. Then I used my aqua stencil brush and Adirondack ink (Stream) to swirl color around the snowflake. I wiped the embossed part off with a tissue. I cut and dry embossed the square with my spellbinders and mounted it on 'Taken with Teal card stock. My card base is Shimmer from Papertrey Ink. I added Ice Stickles and the pearl in the center to finish it off. I made a set of these and packaged them in a clear box as a hostess gift for a holiday party we were invited to.
Yesterday, I decided to try the idea in another color- Adirondack Butterscotch and Cranberry. It matched Berry Sorbet from PTI.

Finally, here is another standard A2 card made into a Thank you by adding the sentiment in Taken with Teal ink. I also did the card in green with a little aqua that I'll show you on another day!
Now to get my notes written!
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Thanks so much for visiting!!
Cheryl

14 comments:

angelwhispers said...

These are just fabulous they look so elegant and I'm loving the colours! Chanelle xxx

Dorcas said...

These are lovely, Cheryl!

Debbie said...

What beautiful thank you's...

Danielle Champagne said...

This is so precious Christine, simple and yet so chic, I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs.
Danielle

Frea said...

Great cards Cheryl, very sophisticated!! Greetz, Frea

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Cheryl.

Happy New Year.
Hugs Riet.x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

I absolutely love these elegant cards Cheryl!!!!! Great embossing technique :)))

Happy New Year 2011!! Love, health and happiness to you and yours xox

Tammy

Becky said...

I just love these elegant cards.

Candy said...

Fabulous cards, Cheryl.
Love the colours.
Your hostess of the party is going to love her gift :o)
Hugs, Candy

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, What beautiful cards. I really like the colours you chose & the embossing ideas. Nancy

Kim said...

Cheryl, I agree these are beautiful!! Love the nice colors you chose and your embossing is awesome!! Keep warm and have a great day. Hugs, Kim

Chrissy D said...

Very Pretty Cheryl!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful snowflake cards with lots of simple elegance. My kind of card.

SuzanneK said...

Wow, such elegance. Suzanne x

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