Saturday, December 6, 2008

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht...

Happy Saturday, yall! I'm sorry I'm so late posting, but I'm here with my Sketch for You to Try! We have a new guest with us this week, so give a warm welcome to Lynn Put! I am a big fan of her Bella creations, so I'm looking forward to what she has in store for us!

My card this week started with a Maya Road chipboard snowflake, and grew into a shimmery black and white creation. I thought this sentiment from the Silent Night PTI set was perfect for the feel I was going for.
This card measures 5 1/4" Square. I stamped the 5" square white panel with the flourish from the Silent Night set in Versamark Dazzle champagne ink, then also ran my ink pad along the edges. You can't see it at all in the picture, but it's just beautiful in real life! I embossed the black panel with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then ran my Dazzle inkpad along the dots and the edges for some more sparkle. The side strip was embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing Folder, then I painted the raised parts with Candle Light Shimmerz. So pretty!!

After painting my chipboard snowflake with white acrylic paint, I followed Anna's Crystal Snowflake instructions to make mine, using the My Martha Stewart branch punch as well. To finish off the card, I pounced my Versamark Dazzle ink pad all over the sentiment panel, so the whole thing sparkles. I really love how this card turned out!

Thanks for coming to see me today! Make sure you check out the eye candy from Jen and Lynn on Jen's blog, and other fantastic samples from my stampin' friends Amy R, Amy S, Carole, and Susan. If you upload to SCS, don't forget to use the keyword SFYTT so we can check out your cards. Have a fabulous weekend!

17 comments:

Christi said...

This is stunning girl!! Wow!!!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Beeeeeeee-autiful! =)

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gooooooooodness, Shanna, this is absolutely breathtaking! So serene!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

so cute!! gotta get some of those snowflakes! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Karen W said...

Stunning card, very dramatic and elegant. Thanks for some ideas on what to do with that new versamark pad, I have it but not sure how to use it. Karen W

Pinky (Lori) said...

Girl - you did it to me again - I am blown away by yet another of your creations.....can I come live in your brain for a while?

Jackie Pedro said...

This is one gorgeous card, Shannan! I LOVE the black and white!!

Steph K said...

Your card is stunning!

Stamp and Smile said...

So elegant girl! I LOVE the snowflake. MS punches... ROCK! Thanks for sharing! Smiles :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

This is a beautifully elegant card. It may be late but it was well worth the wait. Fabulous.

Mercy said...

girlfriend...this is b-e-a-utiful! love the *sparkle* of the snowflake!

Karen Hanim said...

All I can say is Wow!
I never would have thought of doing a Christmas card in black and white but I have to say as well that it is really stunning!!

Peetje1983 said...

whaaa the title is in Dutch :D it is fun to see a Dutch title at an Englisch blog ;)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is gorgeous!!! I have a confession. In first getting my blog in June? I found you soon there after. I thought your cards were AMAZING!!! but was too shy to ever comment. I linked you then .. and have been a stalker ever since :o). I just realized today that it was you :) lol. now I can visit you more often with less guilt! Woo Hoo!

Lynn said...

Shannan,
Thank you so much for the wonderful warm welcome! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The black and white is so striking and the snowflakes, OMG so beautiful!!!

shel9999 said...

Wow! So elegant! I *love* that snowflake!

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