Thursday, 15 October 2009

Ivy Snowflake Card

snowflake and ivy
I got these ivy leaves from Hobbycraft years ago. I think you are supposed to sprinkle them on your festive table, but whatever I have done with them so far has turned out pants!
 Picture 115
But this evening I have had another go with them, and this time I am quite pleased.
I have mat and layered white glitter card on silver and green card for a basic topper.
Ivy and snowflake
The ivy leaf had the glittered edge already, I have just added a  doubled up snowflake punchie, with a clear flat backed gem in the centre, a scattering of silver stars and a very thin strip of double sided silver card that I have slightly twisted and stuck down so it is slightly raised. The only thing I would change next time is trying to see what a pearl would look like instead of the gem.
The gem was taken from a jewelled nail file from a poundshop (3 for a pound) – it was well worth picking off the stones as I got  at least 200 lovely smooth round gems from them.
It was a devil to get a picture of because of all the sparkle and shine, the snowflakes seems to leap out at you, but in real life it is quite subtle.


misteejay said...

This is so beautiful.

Toni :o)

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful card x

Angie said...

This is a very clever design .... love it