Saturday, November 12, 2011

Makeover Monday Challenge #2- Snowflake Card

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the card I created for the Makeover Monday Challenge issued by Andrea Walford. Each week Andrea will present a project that she has found on the Internet. She will recreate the project using supplies from her stash. Her objective is to show us, that when we are inspired by a card, we don’t need to run out and purchase all of the items used for the project…we can recreate it, making it our own, using materials that we already have. LOVE. THAT.

This week, Andrea was inspired by this beautiful snowflake card by Lisa Johnson of Poppy Paperie. I have long admired Lisa’s style, so I was pleased to see that she was our inspiration.

Here is Andrea’s gorgeous card....

You can see how she was inspired by the original piece. And you can see how she made it her own. I love Andrea’s style…clean lines, rich colors, attention to detail. Look at the bling on that snowflake! Stunning!
And here is my card...

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Supplies- card stock: Ivory(GinaK Designs) paper: Christmas Mat Stack(DCWV), Antique Gold(The Paper Studio) stamp: Mailbox Greetings(PTI) ink: Chocolate Pearlescent(Tsukineko) snowflake sticker: Anna Griffin ribbon: GinaK Designs pearl: Martha Stewart Crafts

Again, you can clearly see what inspired me from the original piece. I didn’t have a snowflake punch or die, but I did have snowflake stickers; so I pulled those out. I opted not to add rhinestones to my snowflake, since it’s already so sparkly, so I added a pearl instead. I loved the greeting Andrea included on her card, and I happened to have a stamp with the same sentiment, so I pulled that out. And I like to have a few layers on my card, so rather than stamp onto my card front, like Lisa did, I chose to go the same route as Andrea and I created a card front piece. So there you have it! I was able to create a card, using inspiration from the Internet, using supplies I already had on hand. I love it when I use things I already own.

I had so much fun gathering materials for this challenge. I viewed my 'old' supplies with fresh eyes and I am looking forward to what Andrea is going to share with us on Monday! You might consider checking out the Makeover Monday Challenges, she offers up some AWESOME prizes! The prize for this week is this beautiful Advent calendar!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope you are having a great weekend!



Sheila H said...

Your cars is totally gorgeous! I'm going to check out Makeover Monday :)

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! The Makeover Monday sounds like fun. Maybe one of these days I will have to try it as well. I can see it's got your juices flowing and that is a great thing!

Kim Burmeister said...

All of these cards are gorgeous! I love yours, because it is sooo elegant with the gold. Awesome job!