Friday, December 5, 2008

LIMITED SUPPLY SNOWFLAKES

I am rarely able to participate in the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS, and was thrilled to have a chance to tackle it today! Here is the criteria for today's SCS Limited Supply Challenge #197:

1. The only image stamps/embossing you may use are snowflakes. Yup! Only snowflakes (or something that looks like falling snow). No snowmen, snowwomen or anything, just snowflakes! The same goes for patterned paper . . . it must be snowflakes!! (Get the idea?)
2. Your creation must be monochromatic.
3. You need to add some sort of “bling” or sparkle to your card. Stickles, rhinestones, shimmery paper or ribbon . . . make it sparkly!!
4. Last, but certainly not least . . . sentiments may be ONE WORD only!


Originally, I was fiddling around with Baja Breeze as my monochromatic color. Lorri Heiling was over this afternoon delivering another meal provided by the weSTAMP girls (I know! Can you believe it?! They are sooo awesome!) ... when I mentioned the designer paper obstacle. Lorri reminded me of the snowflake paper in last year's Wintergreen designer paper ... BINGO! I shifted gears and ended with this card. It's a whole lot better IRL ... it was really hard to get a good picture of this card! In case you can't tell, Sage Shadow is the monochromatic color, the snowflakes are from Little Felt Flurries in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and the bling is self-adhesive rhinestones in the center of the snowflakes (non-SU). The long Sage Shadow panel behind the snowflakes was run through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes Embossing Folder. The one word sentiment "Peace" is from a retired stamp set called Perfect Ending. I used the Scallop Edge Punch along the edge of the card, then pierced a hole in the center of each scallop with a Paper Piercer. Card size is 3 1/4" x 6 1/2".RECIPE
Stamps: "peace" sentiment from Perfect Ending (retired)
Paper: Wintergreen DP, Sage Shadow and Whisper White CS
Ink: Sage Shadow Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Little Felt Flurries, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (non-SU)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (non-SU), Word Window Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

23 comments:

Marie said...

Oh, my favorite color!! Gorgeous card, Nancy!!!!

MaGoooo said...

Nancy you did the challenge GREAT! What a beautiful card, so perfect!

Hugs

Bonnie (eggette) said...

This is gorgeous! I love that colour done monochromatically(?)! You are so very fortunate to have your stamping friends so close.......My daughter and I are the only ones around here who stamp - but it is fun to stamp with her too!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, this is absolutely dreamy!! What a gorgeous cards - I love the snowflakes!
--Becca

Lorri said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD Nancy!! Wowza! LOVE LOVE it! Wish I would have gotten those snowflakes now....oh well only 335 days and I can start making winter/Christmas cards again. LOL Thanks for sharing!

You are doing great with your foot, too, BTW!

Hugs,
~L

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just stunning Nancy!!

Deborah said...

Oh my Nancy! I adore this snowflake card! Your nailed this challenge beautifully! Love the Wintergreen DP! Merry hugs! Deb

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh Nancy...this just makes me sigh! Beautiful...fabulous use of the snowflakes and a gorgeous card on all accounts!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful...and peaceful!
cindyb

Kirsten said...

Nancy, that card is just beautiful! Hope you're feeling better!

Kay said...

Nancy, I saw this on SCS and saved it to case, not realizing it was yours in my rush. It is so eye-catching! Absolutely gorgeous! Now I just have to wait for my snowflake order to arrive... Hope you are feeling much better every day.

Lynn said...

Your card is beautiful! So lacy and delicate, just as a snowflake card should be!

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh, Nancy....this is GORGEOUS! I love that DP!

Pat said...

Beautiful card!

barb said...

I love your card! These flurries are perfect!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Beautiful card Nancy - very elegant and serene colourway. Love it!

Allison said...

What a beautiful card. The colours and snowflakes are fabulous!

Melinda said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Lynn said...

Just beautiful!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

I'm having fun with all the eye candy you have been posting! I like that you are home, ver's work... whoo, hoo! (But under different circumstances would be better!) So adorable with the SU! felt flurries! Fun colors... :)

Cindy Major said...

There were a lot of restraints on this challenge, but you did a great job with it! Lovely result!

Cindy

Angel said...

So cute. I am kicking myself for not buying some of these gorgeous felt snowflakes! A friend gave me a handful and I am using them very sparingly. LOL

Angie Tieman said...

This is lovely! You definitely nailed the challenge! You'd never know you were trying to work with limited supplies and guidelines, it looks like a masterpiece!