Sunday, January 9, 2011

Single Snowflake

I made these two cards on Christmas Eve, believe it or not.  Before I had to go to work that night, "all was calm, all was bright."  My preparations were over and the house had that 'calm before the storm' feeling to it.  These cards were truly quick and easy to make, and allowed me the chance to play with my new Martha Stewart Score Board.  Besides, I had already punched out bunches of snowflakes to make this card HERE

Since my computer crashed last week, we had to get a new one.  We now have Windows 7, which has a different picture viewer on it.  They removed some photo "fix" tools I relied heavily on before.   Now, I have to adjust the light/contrast in my pix with a different program (GIMP, it's free and like Adobe Photoshop, only FREE - did I mention that?) and I'm still getting the hang of it. 

Long story short....those snowflakes are actually made with Buckaroo Blue and Bordering Blue cardstock, but they look much darker in my pic.  Or maybe it's my new laptop screen that is making colors look different to me.  I don't know.

The true colors seem more apparent in these two close-up shots.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Here's the other card I made, using a different embossing folder and two different colored snowflakes:


Which do you like better?

Happy Stamping,



Paper:  PTI white, Buckaroo Blue, Bordering Blue, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
Punch:  Arctic Snowflake by Martha Stewart
Other:  dimensionals, MS Score Board, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder by SU, Big Shot, Textile embossing folder by Cuttlebug, pearls by Queen & Co.

23 comments:

Karen W said...

Beautful!!

Ann Schach said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning in their simplicity! I love the texture!

Shelly said...

Hi! Your snowy cards are beautiful, I love the simplicity and the pretty embossing ! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful creations! Wht on wht is just so stunning! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Virgo5 said...

Love these cas cards, they're beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Bev J. said...

Hard choice to pick as I think they are both beautiful. I also like both embossing folders-two of my favs-but think I like the last colored snowflakes best.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I like the second one better, but I also love the close up that showed the true colors of your blue snowflake. What a great design.

The Crafty Den said...

What gorgeous cards. I love the single snowflake as the focal point and the embossed panel. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are so beautiful, perfect winter card! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Good to see you here!

Ros said...

Beautiful cards ... Love the elegant simplicity ... thank you for joining us at CCCB this week

Becky said...

What a gorgeous CAS card, love the embossing. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Emily Keaton said...

Hi, Colleen! So fun that we are "neighbors" in some of the challenge galleries this week! I really like *both* of these. Can't choose just one. I really like the colors of the first, but prefer the swiss dot embossing pattern of the second just slightly more. They both have an AWESOME design, beautifully CAS. I'm glad you finally had a chance to share these awesome creations!

Marisa said...

LOVE it, Colleen!!! Look at all those lovely dots LOL! Gorgeous CAS Christmas card!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the CAS design and I just adore all the texture!! If you have an extra to send, would certainly make nice submission to Take Ten!!

Andrea Ewen said...

All gorgeous Colleen...I think I like the last photo the best, such clear definition and color! Awesome CAS card...you are the master!

Tracey said...

LOVE your CAS!!! I just freeze at the thought of trying to make one lol!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Colleen, do I have to choose? I love both of these! The embossing and popped up white on white layers are a beautiful showcase for the delightful snowflake! Great job my friend.

Noor Nahdi said...

Really amazing!!!
Looks so neat and chic....

Linda R. said...

These are beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So elegant and beautiful! I love these so much!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Benzi said...

Just lovely, Colleen! I got a Windows 7 in the summer, but sure miss my XP. Guess I just have to get use to it. I downloaded Gimp for my watermark and haven't had time to look at anymore features....too busy making cards. Geez...

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful white on white.......thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

~Tammy~ said...

I just love the all crisp all white freshness of this with the blue snowflake! Beautiful!

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