Monday, June 2, 2014

Merry Monday Dazzling Snowflake

It's Merry Monday time.

Is it me or are the weeks going by faster?


The talented Karen chose our challenge this week.

Isn't that a beautiful inspiration photo?

Edited to add:
After this posted I remembered that I hadn't added that
this card was inspired by a beautiful tag done by Lin last November.
It enabled me to immediately order this stamp and this was my 
first opportunity to use it.
You can see Lin's tag here.
Thanks for the inspiration, Lin!

I used the emboss resist technique on this card,
embossing the beautiful big snowflake with Whisper White Embossing Powder
and sponging around it with Pool Party and Coastal Cabana.  I sponged just a bit of Pretty in Pink on there too for a bit of the extra colors we needed.

The rhinestones are pink, blue and green.  I'm afraid they don't show up very well.

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
has an ANYTHING GOES challenge
this week.

Thanks for your visit.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Dazzling Snowflake (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pretty in Pink
Paper:  110# (Neena), Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Other:  White EP, Snowlake Die (Impression Obsession), Colored Rhinestones

34 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty, Bonnie! I love the intricate snowflake with the sponged background - I see the pink and green very subtly - gorgeous!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Love those beautiful snowflakes and the soft background.

Notes by Nina said...

Bonnie this is such a beautiful card, I love the big snowfake.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful snowflake . Makes me think of frosting on a window pane. Hugs Mrs a.

jimlynn said...

So gorgeous! LOVE that big snowflake and the sponging is perfect - especially with that tiny bit of pink added.
Lynn

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning Bonnie! Absolutely stunning!

Deanne :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

This made me gasp when I saw it, Beautiful, I showed my hubby, he is subject to my gorgeous finds!!! He agreed!!

So fortunate to join with you on this month of Merry Mondays!!!

Thanks for sharing your talents Bonnie!!

Sue - said...

That is a beautiful snowflake! Love it.

Joanne Travis said...

This is so lovely, Bonnie. Such a beautiful color.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Bonnie! Love this technique. Hope you have a great week.

Cynthia said...

Ooooo, I love that snowflake!! And gorgeous colors too!! A beautiful card, Bonnie!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! Just love your beautiful snowflakes and colors! You rocked this one! Have a great week! :)

JoAnn said...

Love that gorgeous white embossed snowflake. It is so pretty with the sponging around it.

Lin said...

Oh what a beauty, Bonnie! I love it with these soft aquas behind it and your added embellies make it even more special! Thanks for the kind words!

Shelia said...

Bonnie, this is so gorgeous!! Love the background you created with that beautiful snowflake!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, these colours are gorgeous, Cathy x

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning card, Bonnie! Love the challenge this week & hope to get a card made.

MaryH said...

Simply gorgeous. Made me think of cold frosty mornings, when the windows are glazed over. Beautiful stamp and a wonderful effect achieved by the way you used the EP & ink colors. TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

Just so perfectly beautiful! And you interpreted the challenge so well - I'd never have thought of adding the touch of colour with a bit of pink sponging.

Katie Melhus said...

Snowy CAS lovliness Bonnie! :) This card is a beauty!

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! That big snowflake is amazing and the background you've created has so much depth.

Julie Beech said...

Stunning snowflake Bonnie love it! :)

Brenda said...

Oh my this is one gorgeous card Loll! I love the extra's colors you added in. I really love pink as a non traditional color to Christmas. That snowflake is just beautiful and I love the darker ones too. Yep, this is one gorgeous card alright! Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Wow! Gorgeous! The white with the sponged background is amazing and then the bit of bling , beautiful!

Aileen said...

Loving this. The colours are fab. x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Incredibly pretty, Bonnie! I just love how you did the background - it's wonderful!

laurie said...

So soft and pretty!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Love that big, beautiful snowflake ... and your sponged colors are so pretty together. Loll xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That tag is quite the inspiration! I love your card interpretation of it. Very nice!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love your sponging and that snowflake...wow!

Deepti said...

Oh my that embossed snowflake is so pretty and ur inking is just amazing :)

Debbie Henderson said...

I love how you used all of the colors in your sponging and emboss resist! Nice, serene card!

Sue Rose said...

Bonnie, this snowflake is gorgeous, I can understand why you fell in love with it, I did, too, when I saw your card. Your card is beautiful!!

Catherine L said...

definitely dazzling ... love how you coloured the background, it's beautifully done