We had a wonderful sketch to work with this time and one other requirement - to add some bling.
I've had this glittered snowflake sitting on my work table since Christmas. It, and the green ribbon on the card were part of a decoration on a gift I received from one of the students at my school. His mom happens to also be a stamper and she decorated the package so beautifully I almost did not want to open it.
There are times when something just looks so right you hate to spoil it. I find that happens with certain times of the day and when the light is just right. It might be outside or inside, but I know that I can take a look around and just feel so happy that it looks so wonderful at that moment. I try to take a mental photograph to remember it. It can be fleeting or last until let's say, a cloud passes overhead, or the sun sets, or even when the seasons change.
Strange to say that would also refer to how a package is presented, but if you follow what I'm trying to say I think you can understand.
Keeping the package intact would not have been possible in order to enjoy the contents (which I did by the way), so saving the pieces was the next best thing. It's just a wooden snowflake generously glittered, but it was too pretty to toss away.
I decided to use a snowflake embossing folder on Crumb Cake and then I swiped it with my Gold Encore ink pad. the ribbon is layered onto a strip of gold foil paper. I took this out of the package for the first time and thought that it really had nice weight to it, it almost felt like foil. Then I cut it on the paper cutter and it was then that I realized that there were two sheets and I had just cut both of them (this is when I smacked myself in the head!).
The snowflake was pretty blingy but I thought the card needed something else. So I went through my stash of jewels and things and found this green swirly one that I believe came from the dollar bin at Mike's when it was still a dollar bin and not yet the $1.50 bin. (That price increase still peeves me.)
The card base is Chocolate Chip and I'll add the sentiment inside.
Thanks to the wonderful sketch this went together pretty quickly. I missed the last Jingle Belles challenge because I was busy preparing for HWNSNBP's 60th birthday party. Now that that's done, I hope to get back to more card making.
You can check out the other cards for this challenge here.