Friday, October 30, 2009

Viva La Verve Hanging Snowflakes

Hi! I'm sorry I haven't been around much the last day or so. My DD talked me into letting her have a Halloween party and I've been crazy busy getting ready for it. It's really funny (NOT) how all of her promises to help clean and get ready for it go out the window once the invitations are all handed out!! I'm in a really good mood about it now, though, because I just downloaded a bunch of MP3's to make my own Halloween party mix! That was FUN!!

My card today is for the fourth October Viva La Verve challenge. These are posted in the Verve forum on Splitcoast, and they are a sketch with a twist. The twist this time was "There is no twist". But the sketch really had me stumped! I kept turning it different ways and trying to get an idea....I finally decided to make the two circles into holes (or windows) and dangle snowflakes in them. I cut the circles through all of the layers of the front of the card with my circle Nestabilities, then attached a length of clear sewing thread between the layers when I was assembling them. I had punched the snowflake 4 times using a Martha Stewart punch, then put stickles on them. For each "window" the clear string was sandwiched between 2 snowflakes. They were then finished off with a blue Darice snowflake rhinestone.

I thought this picture might show a little more of how the snowflakes dangle.

The Details:
Stamp: Snowflake Splendor - Verve
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Whisper White
Ink: Either Tea Dye or Vintage Photo Distress (I'm sorry, I forgot which one I finally decided on!)
Misc: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Stardust Stickles, Darice Snowflake Gems, Gold pen, Clear Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend is Fabulous! (And for those of you celebrating, Happy Haunting!)


♥Rach♥ said...

Snowflakes are my fave and this card is just beautiful. Love the fact that they are free hanging like that, great job!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE sparkly Snowflakes with Aqua...gorgeous card Traci!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is SO cute! I didn't know what exactly to come up w/ for this sketch w/ the 2 circles next to each other-it's fABulous!!!

Sparkplug17 said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that paper too.

MacKenzie said...

What a gorgeous card! The touch of gold really adds elegance.

Good luck with the party! You're braver than me :-)

Randi said...

LOVE the dangling snowflakes!! I am loving all your dimensional work! Your creativity just blows me away!
Hope you had a marvelous Halloween!!

Mariska said...

This card is simple but very pretty Traci. I love the idea of the dangling snowflakes. Gorgeous!


Amy said...

Ooooh I love the dangling snowflakes... what a cool idea! :)