Hello, stampers! This week's Create With Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge is a sketch. When I saw the layout, I immediately thought of big snowflakes. Boy, it's been cold enough for snow here the last few days, but we have nary a flake yet this season. So I decided to make my own!
I was very happy to see that the Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set is on the carryover list, as well as the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder. Woohoo!
I started by blending a little Pretty Peacock on the background, then embossed it and adhered it to the card base. A 1/2" x 5" strip of Pretty Peacock was added next, with a 1-1/2" x 4" piece of Snowflake Magic Specialty DSP on top. (Sadly, the DSP is retiring.) These pics just don't do that DSP justice. It's so much prettier in person!
The snowflakes were stamped in Pretty Peacock (the fuller flake was stamped off first) and die cut with a Beautiful Shapes hexagon, then popped up on the card. And the greeting was stamped, fussy cut, and popped up as well. Some copper Adhesive-backed Snowflake Assortment flakes were added, too. I think Pretty Peacock and copper are a match made in heaven!