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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Once in a Lifetime ...

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"

Greetings to my crafty Peeps this fine Wednesday morning!
Today is my Growing in Unity 2017, Day 3 show and tell!

I also have a thing for snowflakes!
I am not sure why, since I am a Arizona born Desert Rat through and through … I hate being hot, but I hate being cold to the bone even more!
But there is that … something … that snowflakes have that fascinate me to no end. Maybe it’s the knowing that, like us, they are each beautiful in their own way and there is no two alike. Maybe it’s the knowing that, like us, they have a limited time available to them to provide pleasure and beauty to this world…
I do have quite a few snowflake stamps but none like this one. Like my Angels, I love to find those snowflakes that are different from what people expect. The main reason I bought this one is that it is so very different and I fell in love with that one little tiny word “believe”.

For this 5 x7 card, I used an embossing folder for the background, lightly tapped with some VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder. The image and sentiment were also stamped and heat embossed.


Supplies
  • Image/Sentiment “Magical Days”
  • Card stock from The Paper Studios
  • Gold embellishments from Close to My Heart
  • Gold embossing powder from Stampin Up!
  • Gold foil tape from Close to My Heart
  • Gold rhinestone ribbon from the Dollar Tree
  • Softly Falling embossing folder from Stampin Up!
  • VersaMark 

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22 comments:

stamping sue said...

Lovely card with all the gold embossing.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Carmen O. said...

What a wonderful card. So much detail and simple beauty. Well done.

sharon g said...

So pretty....I like the bling...

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the snowflake too.... very unique! Looks lovely embossed in gold!

Dorothy Green said...

Love this stunning card!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So very elegant with all that gold. I, too, love things that are unique, or just different.

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

Cool background! Im sure the pic doesnt makes justice to how pretry the card must look in person!thanks for sharing

Niece said...

I love the fact that you found dollar store bling to make this stunner. Well done!

Karen said...

Simply elegant is the description that comes to my mind for this beautiful card! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Romaine said...

Loving the glimmer and sparkle feel to this.

Denise S. said...

Beautiful way to use that snowflake along with the embossing folder. The gold embossing powder really sets off both of them.

rebecca ramirez said...

I love snowflakes too....lovely card!!

Kath Lyle said...

Such beautiful cards Cara :)

Two Sisters Scrapbooking said...

So nice I always wondered how to use this stamp I
Like this

Lisa Burke said...

Such a stunning card Cara! So pretty and elegant!

Gina Furman said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all of the gold accents. Heat embossing the gold dots turned out beautifully! Love the Dollar store ribbon too! TFS

Selena said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the diamond accents and the gold accents, it's such a classic Christmas card and I love it!! Snowflakes are gorgeous, each unique and beautiful!

Bri said...

This card is captivating! Just enough gold to make the details pop while also looking clean and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Kaye said...

Beautiful card! The snowflake is lovely. I like the wbossing you did with the embossing folder also.

Darlene Kolojeski-Huttel said...

This card is stunning. Love how simple but beautiful it is.

Darlene Kolojeski-Huttel said...

Love this card especially the saying. He is the reason.

Martha Roland said...

Spool sparkly... Love it!♡♡♡