Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Snowflake Day


Continuing on with my note card creations, I have two sets of cards to share with you.  When I saw the challenge over at Just Us Girls, I immediately thought of my mother-in-law.  She loves everything blue.  I also thought about this amazing card from Cristina.  It is beyond gorgeous.  I decided to CASE it using blues and a snowflake.  One design idea is that this card works a lot better if the die has a small center like the butterfly on Cristina's.  When I cut off half the snowflake, it didn't look right, so I kept the snowflake inlaid on the strips of card stock. Does that make any sense?!  Anyways...I'm happy with the end result!

Before I made these cards, I made a much simpler card set using a new Verve set.  If you haven't been over to the Verve site, they have an awesome sale going on to celebrate their sixth anniversary! I inked the snowflake wreath up with three different ink colors and made a quick set of cards.
 

Last but not least, I had a bit of extra paper left over, so I die cut another snowflake and made one last card.

Hope you enjoy all of the blue/snowflakes!
 

24 comments:

Amy Kolling said...

Your snowflake cards wig the die are amazing!!! You need to make a tutorial!!! I'd love to know how! ;)

Maureen Merritt said...

Lynn, your card is amazing! I love how you used Cristina's technique on the first one. I'm with Amy, tutorial please :)

Jen W. said...

This is awesome! Such a great CASE that's still so clearly your own! Loving the other cards as well especially the last one. So crisp!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE! Great use of all those blues!

Kara said...

great designs! i love the die cut snowflake!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love all your cards with the blues. My favorite is the first one. Perfect CASE of Cristina's card (which I fell in love with too)!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG using all the mono blues! All of these are wonderful, but the first one is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous take on Cristina's card! Looks awesome!

Noelle said...

Oooooooo.... I love snowflakes AND blue, so I am a smitten kitten. I have this Verve set I think, I know I have the sentiment :) Hope you are doing well, Lynn! *hugs*

Susi said...

Amazing cards - love their simplicity & classiness!

Sue Lelli said...

ALL pretty but I LOVE the first one with the shades of blue snowflake! GORGEOUS, Lynn!

Barb said...

Goodness, gracious - those blues are gorgeous, Lynn! Love all three!

sandie said...

Gorgeous Lynn, th first one is so clever must give this a go x

Maureen said...

oh, what a line up of gorgeous cards! Love all the different versions...that stitched snowflake is so fabulous! I drooled over Christina's card too! You've used this idea perfectly :) ox

Tracey McNeely said...

Devouring your post today Lynn, gorgeous gorgeous notecards. I am with Amy, you need to do a tutorial on your technique!!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME CASing! Love each one of them! Your MIL will love your creations so much! My favorite is the last card--so creative!

Marisa said...

These are fabulous, Lynn!! Love them all :) That snowflake is gorgeous!!

Deepti said...

Wow... every single card is a wow, love the design and the colors :)

Piali Biswas said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous , Gorgeous cards!!!

~amy~ said...

what wonderful cards...you're stocking up for the holidays...that's super smart of you!

Karen B. said...

Gosh i think i might like your case better! Awesome cards.

Lisa Kind said...

What beautiful cards! I love the ombre one with the star inserted. Very clever! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGs. We miss you!

Hannelie said...

Simply stunning in blue Lynn!

Quip1320 said...

I love them all! WOW!