Thursday, December 15, 2011

Textured Snowflake


     I did not immediately fall in love with this particular card.  I ran the Cherry Cobbler card base, three strips of Frostwood DSP and the large die cut Snowflake #2, all adhered together, through the Big Shot using the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It came out all textured and stuck together…duh!  What 100_4045was I thinking?  I hated it!  I tried to lift the snowflake off to no avail.  I only managed to pull up the edges…it was stuck good!  Oh well.  I tossed it aside, still in sight, move on (I was designing for my One Sheet Wonder Card Class).  I stared at that card, all stuck together, for four days…what to do?  Well, it grew on me and I began to actually like the look.  Then it hit me…add a punched snowflake, un-embossed (is that a word?), set on a Dimensional.  Tie a bit of Linen Thread and some mini jingle bells to the center and wah-lah!  I don’t just like the look…I love it!  This card REALLY grew on me!  I guess I’m trying to say that, even though it isn’t what you had pictured originally, don’t give up.  It will either grow on you or you’ll figure out just what it is missing…or both!

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give your “what-was-I-thinking” pile of card parts a second look.  You never know what beauty may be lurking in the shadows.



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Leslee! Thanks for popping by today ... and I am so glad you saw your inspiration on my blog! This is sooooo elegant. But ... so much to drool over that we don't have here in AUS! Perhaps next Christmas will be better for us!
    I probably won't be back again before Christmas ... so I just wanted to pass on my love and best wishes for a very special Christmas ~ take care & stay safe!! I will be back to visit in 2012. (Gav is having a break between Xmas & New Year.)
    All my love, Andrea xxx