Saturday, February 3, 2018

Merry Monday Pastel Snowflakes

Hi.  I'm running in here out of breath from all the rushing!

And would you believe that I sent an announcement for next week's class with a date of March?

It's been quite a week!

I woke up this morning thinking about a piece of  an inked embossing folder in my stash.

I was remembering right and found it.

I cut it in half and got my two Christmas cards for this week.

Excited to see that this was a winner at Merry Monday!

Come see....

and this one with a snowflake that seems to have landed a bit hard and wonky!

I'll have to see if I can adjust that before I send it.


If I remember correctly, the embossing folder was inked straight from the inkpad and
spritzed with water before embossing.

The snowflakes were cut from silver foil and Glimmer paper.

I embossed the sentiments with silver on vellum then folded it around the
embossed pieces and added the die cut snowflakes.

Two more for the stash.

Merry Monday #275  Hosted by my friend Sue.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge : Anything Goes: Optional Use some scraps (the snowflakes were die cut from bits and pieces with PB dies)



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Sparkles (Alley Way), Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Encore Silver, Blushing Bride
Paper:   Neena, Vellum, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Snowflake EF (Szx), Snowflake Duo Die (PB)


35 comments:

Liz said...

These are so pretty, Bonnie. I love the delicate pink, it goes perfectly with the white and silver. The vellum strips look really lovely. xx

karen h said...

This is beautiful! Love that technique and you've inspired me to try it again!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous pink inking around the embossed snowflakes, Bonnie, & I love the layered snowflake die cuts too!! So fun to see your cards at MM!!

LeAnne said...

These are beautiful! I don't think your snowflake is wonky; the card I posted today has one part of its snowflake "waving" at me...sticking straight up! AND I invited everyone to my customer appreciation party with the wrong date too....February instead of January. Happens to us all!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, this is so beautiful, I love the soft pink and the white of the background. Such a gorgeous card. Great die cut snow flake :)

JoAnn said...

Such pretty cards. Love the pink background and the silver snowflakes. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us at Merry Monday.

Betty Keefe said...

so great that you were able to get two such gorgeous cards out of the pretty pink snowflake embossed piece!! don't you just love it when that happens!!!!

JosieD said...

Love the soft pink combined with the sparkly snowflakes...and am big time impressed with how you are keeping your commitment to do Christmas cards each week to save frenzy in December.

Loll said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie. Love the soft colour of pink with your snowflake embossing folder. I can see that I need to buy that EF!! It's beautiful. If I remember correctly, this technique is called faux letterpress. Also at SCS, when it was a very soft colour, it was "inspired by Belleek", that gorgeous Irish porcelain. And that's exactly what I would say about yours ... it's so pretty and soft with the perfect adornments of vellum and your glittery and shiny layered snowflake. AMAZING design, my friend! xx

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful Christmas cards Bonnie, so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

jimlynn said...

They're beautiful!!! Love the soft color. So delicate looking and pretty.
Slow down and enjoy the day now.
Lynn

Nancy Stislow said...

Both of these are just beautiful, Bonnie. I am fond of nontraditional Christmas colors. Sure don't see where the snowflake landed "hard and wonky," Love the look of both of them with the soft background.

Cindy C. said...

Wow these are so beautiful!! Well done!!

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Bonnie!! LOVE the soft pink background...perfect for ALL your lovely snowflakes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Linda said...

So soft and pretty, Bonnie. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

scrappymo! said...

Two stunning cards, Bonnie. I love them both!
The snowflakes over the vellum sentiment strip are gorgeous and look great on that lovely inked EF.

MaryH said...

Goes to show you still have ideas when you are sleeping! How cool to remember you had this, AND then be able to put your hands on it. The softness of the pink ink on the embossing folder looks so pretty with the shimmery snowflakes. And brilliant that you were able to get 2 cards, each with a rather different look when you changed the gold and silver embellies. I really like how you added the extra small layer to the snowflake too! TFS & Stay dry. Hugs

LesleyG said...

These are so pretty and soft with the pink, silver, and vellum, and love how you got two from one xxx

Susan said...

Lovely soft pink - I haven't used that technique for ages but you've inspired me. Great use of the vellum for the sentiment and beautiful sparkly / shiny snowflakes on top.

Carole said...

Two really pretty cards Bonnie. Love the pink and silver.,Congrats on keeping up with the Christmas cards too!

Daria said...

These cards are so beautiful. I love the snowflake die-cut from foil and glitter--gorgeous. The subtle background is lovely. TFS. Daria

Daffodil Cards said...

Such beautiful cards, I love the sentiment on the first one. Your snowflakes are so pretty.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

So glad you found this ever so pretty embossed piece of card. The both cards are gorgeous, delicate and the pastel pink with the silver and vellum is amazing x The sentiment on the first card matches your beautiful card so well x

lynda said...

This card really caught my eye, Bonnie! Fabulous! I love the pink with this ef, and your use of vellum really softens it further. The silver is the perfect touch. Love,love, love it. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope to see you there again!
Hugs, Lynda
PBSC DT

Bobby said...

You too, Bonnie? I often wake up with cards on my mind. I don't usually have something so perfect in my UFO drawer though. So perfect that your lovely card is the winner at MM. Congratulations!!

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are absolutely Gorgeous, Bonnie. Congratulations on being the Merry Monday Winner too:-) Your beauty so deserved the award. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Bonnie, these are so lovely. The soft pink is beautiful and the snowflakes just sparkle.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being selected as the Winner, Bonnie! The background is very pretty and I love that the silver foil paper and glimmer paper snowflake gives a nice shine to the card and echoes the background snowflakes! Hideko

Karen D. said...

love this done in the soft pinks Bonnie...so elegant and lovely.
xx Karen

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so soft and beautiful Bonnie! LOVE it! Have a great day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on your win at MM! 👏🎉🎉 It’s so elegant and gorgeous... and your win is so well deserved!

JD/ Jill said...

I can see why this card was a winner! It's beautiful! I so wanted to enter this challenge. ...but my brain just wouldn't come up with an idea for a pastel Christmas card. But you sure aced the challenge!

BożenA said...

You can use a pink color, Bonnie, that I start to like him :-) These cards are really beautiful. Your embossed background is so nice in combination with pastel pink. Two lovely cards.
Hugs,
BożenA

swldebbie said...

So pretty, Bonnie. Always nice when you can use elements from a previous crafting session.

Nance said...

So pretty and soft and elegant, Bonnie with a touch of sparkle!