Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Country Snowflake

From The Funkie Junkie
This week, I went a little country with my Creative Card Crew design team submission. This week our challenge is to make a card with a snowflake on it. As soon as I read the challenge, this kraft brown snowflake with chunky glitter came to mind and I walked around thinking about it for several days before I had a chance to start on it. I knew it would be layered onto another layer of Kraft matted with Chocolate Chip. I thought about red gingham ribbon, but when I perused my ribbon stash I realized that I had never even unwrapped this beautiful SU ribbon that I bought last holiday season. I thought this was the perfect time to get it out and use it. I also had never used the MS snowflake border punch that I used along the bottom. And that glitter I applied under the border punch? Well, it was white in the bottle! I guess I applied it too thick because it is now green in all lights. Lucky for me that green is a Chistmas color - LOL! All the edges were sponged with Close to Cocoa. The large snowflake and the smaller ones are Cuttlebug dies and the embossing folder is also from CB. The tag is a Spellbinders die and the tiny safety pin is by Tim Holtz.
I am slammed with work this week. My part time job managing the food pantry at our church morphed into full time +++ last week with the great need in Miami (not that I'm getting any extra pay - LOL! The overtime is my ministry.) So I skimped again on this card and did not do my usual finishing off of the inside panels. And I can't promise I'll catch up and post the other pics next week because I don't think the demand for emergency food is going to be reduced any time soon. So I'll just do the best I can to balance my art and my ministry. Prayers for new jobs are greatly needed in our country right now.

I found a challenge that I could enter this into:

Winter Wonderland - they have an open theme this week - everybody can play!

Thanks for stopping by and blessings on your week!
Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


strawberry fields said...

this is absolutely stunning!!!
fiona x

Edith said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! It looks very elegant.

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful! So layered, textured & gorgeous! Love that chunky snowflake! Wonderful card!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wow Linda I absolutely LOVE this card! This turned out so beautifully. My prayers are with you and I hope that your work gets cut down soon because more people in your area find jobs.

Anonymous said...

Another beauty ! I love the grungy look. Sue x

Jaana said...

Beautiful card Linda! Love the snowflake..

Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW! Do I ever love this card! The texture looks fantastic, and the details are gorgeous. Great work!!

Unknown said...

ooooooo awwwwwww! Love the country thing!
The colors you used are awesome!
True :)

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

OOoo, snowflakes everywhere! This has a magical quality to it, like the first snow! Lovely!

having a {me} day said...

Loving your snowflakes and the colour combo. kxx

Jane Wetzel said...

love your brownish colors and the cute little pinned on tag!

Paula said...

Oh wow Linda this is absolutly stunning wow all that fabulous detail and the snowflakes look amazing.
Paula xxxx

Teri said...

Absolutely stunning card Linda!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xxx

Lynda said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. Love the textures and the colours. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

Teri said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing at WW this week.
Teri x

Nicola said...

Loving all these gorgeous textures and your wonderful snowflake Linda.
Nicola -x-

Jenny Gropp said...

This is awesome-- I love it, love it, love it!!!

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