Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clear winter day

Welcome to another What If Wednesday? from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have an inspiration photo for you:
Here in Southern New England, this view is what we woke up to Monday morning!  It was our first real snow of the year and the sun came out early and the kids had a great time playing outside most of the morning.  For my card, I was inspired by the colors.  All that white with the bright blue and little pops of dark (I interpreted it as black, but you could definitely use brown) shades in there just really make a stunning color combo.  And here is my card:
I was planning to go a in a different direction, but the blue patterned paper was sitting on my desk from an envelope I had made last week.    And it sort of reminds me of snow falling, so in it went. : )  The black ribbon was in my bits and pieces stash, as was the square focal panel (so I continue my streak of using at least one item from it on every card I've made within the last couple of weeks).  The paper I've had forever!! And the blue rhinestones I recycled from some mosaic projects my girls had.  Don't worry, I didn't take them OFF the projects; they were left overs. : )  I realize I had used these two stamps on every card I've made for the last What If Wednesday challenges.  Partly because they are the only winter themed stamps I have from Repeat Impressions, but mostly because I LOVE this snowflake.  It's so gorgeous!  If you've missed the previous cards, here they are:

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "8912W Snowflake Solid (lg)" and "1141F Christmas"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"; negative from a polaroid die from Simon Says Stamp

Eureka Stamps #176--pile it on
Crimbo Crackers #98--anything goes
Holly Jolly--use patterned paper
Through The Purple Haze--anything goes
Clear It Out Challenge--theme: winter, stash: snowflake
Shopping Our Stash #235--3, 2, 1 (3 rhinestones, two stamps, one patterned paper)


Donna said...

Lovely winter card! Love the snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "3-2-1" challenge!!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card! Great take on the photo, Heather!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love your pretty stylish card inspired by the bright blue snow scene. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley

Cynthia said...

Lovely wintery card, Heather. Great take on the photo and sketch. Thanks for sharing with Eureka Stamps this week!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Neva Zver said...

Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly.
Lynn, HJ DT