Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Soft Falling Snow

Whew, what a day to try and create a card about snow! A good portion of Alaska has been hit with a big storm coming in from the Gulf of Alaska and for my area that meant hurricane force winds that brought in warmer temps, so no snow, only rain. However the low will be sweeping through in a few hours and they are saying we'll be seeing snow overnight. With the wind blowing like mad I sat down this morning to make my Jingle Belles card and wouldnt you know it...the power went out! We just got it back on and let me tell you, it was interesting trying to create in the dark. Even though I have a big window in my bedroom the way my craft area sits I dont get much natural light at my desk, plus it was cloudy out so what light was streaming in wasnt very bright.

However, south of Anchorage this was the scene:

Lots of snow falling there!

Anyway, the challenge issued at Jingle Belles was to create a card with soft elements...."batting, velvet, fibers, denim, thick layers of embossing powder, soft silk flowers and snowflakes, pillow stickers & upholstered brads! Really, anything your brain can come up with that is SOFT, it doesn’t have to be only papercrafting products that you use, either! I encourage you to pull out those quilting, knitting, sewing, & flocking skills!

I ended up adding Fun Flock to my house for snow as my soft element, and maybe the quilted ribbon could be considered soft? I also added some Dazzling Diamonds for a sparkly snow-on-the-ground look. I used last weeks sketch from Splitcoast also(I think it was last weeks).

Supplies used( all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Christmas Lodge, sentiment from Forest Festivities
Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Handsome Hunter, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, Fun Flock, Dazzling Diamonds, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Modern Label Punch



  1. Hi Lisa! This is a great SOFT card! I love the ribbon and the flocking powder! And nothing like some good ol' Dazzling Diamonds for the sparkly snow look. I love your card & the plaid bg is PERFECT :) Thanks so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

  2. Oh what a gloriously pretty and elegant holiday card and YES the ribbon and flocking give you MULTIPLE soft elements zap well done there! :)

  3. Love the texture of that pretty ribbon ... and of course that *soft* flocked snow ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  4. how did I miss this last week? Such a gorgeous card and the colours are lovely, I love what you did with the flocking and the house stamp is so gorgeous. But I especially love that you backed it all with woodgrain - got a thing for woodgrain at the moment! love it!


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, its always appreciated!