November 21, 2012

NO TWO SNOWFLAKES ARE ALIKE

I finished up my first batch of Christmas cards last night. My usual plan is to make a bunch --
any arbitrary number -- of one type, a bunch of another design, etc., until I have the number
of Christmas cards I need to send out for any given year. Usually by this time of the preseason
I am much farther along than this, and I was starting to get that panicky feeling.

Yesterday, snowflakes were on my plate. I used the new Stampin' Up! Bigz Die called Snow
Flurry (page 14 in the Holiday Catalog). I thought the snowflake that was produced when all
three of them were stacked together was just the neatest, and I wanted to feature it on one
of my Christmas card designs for this year.

I used various retired patterns of Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy Designer Series Paper for
this project. I ran the pieces of DSP through the Big Shot inside another new Stampin' Up! product, the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 6 in the Holiday
Catalog) to give them some elegant texture. I then sanded the tops of the embossed design
to bring out some white from the core of the paper. I thought this added a nice snow-flecked effect.

A little less than half of the cards I made yesterday have the Not Quite Navy background:


And the rest are on the Night of Navy background color:


You can see that both of the cards pictured are on a polka dot background. I mean, 
obviously you can't compare oranges to apples, right? I can't decide which one is my 
favorite: Card Number 1 on Not Quite Navy, or Card Number 2 on Night of Navy. 
What's your opinion on this important matter?

Smiles.


20 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are beautiful. I like the night of navy a bit more but both great colors.

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    1. Thanks, Christina, for your lovely comments! :>)

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  2. Beautiful cards!! Not sure which I like best.

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Paula, for your comments. I truly appreciate them. :>)

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  3. Beautiful! I have been thinking about snowflakes this week and want to make snowflake cookies like this!

    Thank you so much for submitting this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/

    Marti

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    1. Thanks, Marti! I hope you had grand success in making your snowflake cookies! :>)

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  4. Wow! I especially love this one!! Newest GFC Follower! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie! And thanks also for becoming a follower! I so appreciate your comments and your follow! :>)

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  5. Beautiful! I just love your work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Katie, that is so nice of you to say. Thanks so much! :>)

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  6. This is lovely! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

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    1. Thanks, Dixie n Dottie! Your Countdown to Christmas link party is awesome!! :>)

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  7. Both lovely cards, but if I had to choose... the second one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Jill. And I think I agree that the second one is just a tad nicer in that the blue is darker and it stands out better! :>)

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  8. I love both cards!!! but i think i like the second one a bit more

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    1. Thank you, Natasha! I think I like the second one a bit more also! :>)

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  9. Hi there, I love your snowflake cards, lovely.
    I'm here from Countdown to Christmas, stop by and visit me, I'm having a giveaway this week!
    Dorothy @ hensrule.blogspot.com

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    1. Dorothy, thank you so much. I checked out your hensrule blogspot. Delightful! :>)

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