Saturday, December 3, 2011

St. Luke's Charity Challenge - December

It's the beginning of the month, and St. Luke's Charity challenge has been posted.  This month's challenge is to "Let it snow" and we can use snowflakes, icicles, polar bears, penguins, snowmen - anything goes as long as its cold and frosty so plenty of opportunities to get out the glitter and crystals!

For my first card, I took one of my quilled snowflakes...added a bit of glitter and put it on a blue background which is popped up on a silver background.  The small snowflakes are shiny silver and punched with an EK Success snowflake punch.

The sentiment is a PTI image, that didn't emboss very well.  I used a silver pigment ink, and I thought the embossing powder was silver, but it turned out to be white with glitter in it...weird!  Fun fact about the small snowflakes.  I was throwing away an empty tissue (Kleenex) box the other day and realized that the inside of the box was bright shiny silver.  So...I took the box apart and peeled off the printed side (only to make the cardboard thinner).  The punch is not a heavy duty punch and taking off a layer of the cardboard made it easier to punch.  So...I learned that you never know where you'll find something interesting to use when making cards! LOL!

This next card is a total CASE of this card by Jenny.  There are subtle differences...but I fell in love with the die she used...and had to have it!

I allowed my card to cover the entire front of my 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.  Then I added some additional snow hills and popped them up for depth.  I put a touch of yellow card stock in my windows and doors and added stickles for the stars. I also punched a circle for the moon and added subtle shadows for my scene.

I LOVE Jenny's card!...I bet I do this one again!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you leave me a comment and let me know how you like these cards.  Until next time...


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Bonnie said...

I loved Jenny's card and love yours too. Hmm, I may have to look for that punch! Love the snowflakes too. I have that little punch and have just about disjointed my thumb trying to punch with it. The silver paper makes beautiful snowflakes.

cheryl said...

oh wow these are simply stunning your detail is just incredible hugs cherylxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards your quilling one is gorgeous and you dont see a lot of qulling these days..and just adore the memory box die on your other card..this is on my wish list...


Meggymay said...

Two beautiful cards, love the die you used on the second card.
Yvonne x

Daffodil Cards said...

Susan this is so beautiful, I like Bonnie loved Jenny's card, you have done a wonderful card here.

Canonbury creations said...

Love your quilled snowflake Susan it makes a change from all the dies and punches. That silhouette die is fab though and you have made a gorgeous card with it!
Val x

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Jenny said...

Hi Susan, First of all I love how you've used your quilled snowflake on a card, it looks brilliant all glittery and sparkling, so intricate!
I'm so pleased I inspired you to make such a wonderful card...I love the little glowing windows and the subtle shadows, so magical :)
Great to see you again at St Luke's this month, thanks for your support :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Jenny's card was a stunner and I love yours too Susan with its glowing windows! Your quilled snowflake card is pretty too and very clever!

Joyce said...

Your cards are both wonderful. I had to laugh at your love of the die from Jenny's card. I, too, fell in love with her card and that die, and now, it is sold out! So, I guess I should be peeved at you, too.

Lynne said...

Hi Susan,I love your quilled snowflake. Quilling is always something I say I`m going to try but never get around to. Must give it a go.The card of Jenny`s you cased is fabulous. Love it.
Thank you for joining us once again at St Lukes.
Lynne xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

I loved Jenny's card too but yours is simply stunning. I love the dark blue sky and bit of twinkle. I did'nt think I would have a use for this die when I last shopped, but now wish I had one. I can see it being used lots throughout the year too. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Deborah Frings said...

Susan - you are on a roll. I think the quilled snowflake is just stunning. And i love your CASE of Jenny's card. I rather like that die too. Thanks for your support for St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Tara Cardwell said...

Wow Susan - your cards are great. Your quilled snowflake is amazing!!!

I think Memory Box should put Jenny on comission - her card inspired me to buy the die too and I CASED the same card as our corporate card for work (not so much fun to make 73 times I'll tell you!) I'll be sharing it later this week.

Thanks so much for joining us at St Luke's agian this month.
Tara x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder


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