I may live in Florida now but I am a born-and-raised midwestern girl so as The Paper Players
hostess for this week's theme challenge, I chose snowflakes
! There is nothing like the sparkle and magic of new fallen snow; it blankets everything with quiet grace. I miss those first snowflakes...but certainly not the ones that fall in March, LOL!
For today's card, I was inspired by this tutorial
for creating a beautiful winter night sky as well as Narelle's awesome sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
I started with a layer of Shimmery White cardstock, die-cut a 2.75" circle and ran it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder. This embossing folder is so versatile--falling snow, champagne bubbles, water, confetti--it makes it all! It's a must-have folder.
To create the sky, I sponged a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of Whisper White cardstock all over with Tempting Turquoise. Night of Navy was added just to the top half and over that [retired] Blackberry Bliss deepens the Navy and turns it a lovely indigo. The water speckles, are just that...water flicked onto the ink with my fingertips. When dry they created a lovely snowfall effect. Scattered snowflakes from the Christmas Pines set were stamped in Night of Navy. I die-cut the sentiment from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits in Silver Glimmer paper. The letters were cut apart so I could add a snowflake--cut with the Starlight Thinlits--to the "o" in 'Joy".
I thought the inside needed some color so I sponged and spritzed another piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped this lovely sentiment from Christmas Pines in Blackberry Bliss (I really miss that color!).
I hope you won't miss a change to play along with this fun theme this week. Or miss a change to check out the rest of the Design Team's beautiful inspiration at The Paper Players! Join us, if you can...have a great week, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team