Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SNOWFLAKE FLURRY

Where we live, in our own little piece of heaven, watching the snow gently fall from the sky among the trees is a truly wondrous experience. Our main floor is actually two stories up, so when looking out the bowed window at the falling flakes, you get the feeling that you are out there among them. Almost a part of the beauty. But, warm inside. 


"Believe" is a perfect sentiment for this card. Because to be lucky enough to witness a spectacle such as a gentle snowfall, there really is a feeling of belief. Belief that something bigger than us -- mere humans -- is gifting us with the many beautiful gifts of nature.


The sentiment, embossed in pewter, is fussy cut and set atop a strip of dry embossed snowflakes. The straight strip looked stark, naked, and somehow not right. So I also fussy cut around the edges to soften this miniature snowstorm.


To honor the sometimes wild beauty of a snowfall, I set my dimensional snowflake against a wild "sky" of faux silk. I think this also adds to the magic.


I separated the four layers of the snowflake with Stampin' Dimensionals, with a stack of TWO Dimensionals between the second and third snowflakes, a single one between the other layers. 


I actually made this card specifically for this week's challenge from the Paper Players:




I especially love this shot of the card in that the lighting makes it look positively ethereal. 
Which would be about right, seeing where snowflakes come from to us on earth.

Snowy
Smiles.


7 comments:

  1. What a lovely card, Linda! The faux silk background adds so much texture, and the layered snowflake is just stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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  2. It's a beautiful card. It's so nice to sit and watch the snow come down. See you in January I hope.

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  3. This card really stood out the gallery....lovely faux silk background, and the snowflake is lovely! Thanks for participating in the WOW challenge this week at the Paper Players!

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  4. GORGEOUS texture with the faux silk background and I adore that big sparkly snowflake! Lovely card...So glad you shared this with us at The Paper Players! Happy Holidays!

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  5. One of the most beautiful cards I've seen. Suitable for framing, indeed.

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  6. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thursday at 7PM.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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