Sunday, August 15, 2010
Snowflakes in August and Flowers that Sparkle!
Blue and white is one of my absolute favorite color combinations - so fresh, clean and cool. In the heat of August it is nice to take a break and think cool! What could be cooler than snowflakes in the Summer?
I made this snowflake using the new Cheerful Seasons Cricut cartridge. All of the layers are cut from Core'dinations cardstock with the white layer cut from the Core Couture glitter cardstock. The intricate design and the cardstock are lovely but they need something more to make the snowflake really sparkle.
A large blue gem brad and gradient gem stickers from the blue Deal of the Month are the perfect finishing touches.
The second row of gem stickers from the left coordinate exactly with the color of the gem brad.
The ornament can be used on a card front with instructions to detach and hang from a tree.
It is still Summer so I made another card that is definitely more seasonal!
I added green to the blue and white scheme to make this bold and simple card. The base paper cut is from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.
I added two felt flowers from the blue Blooming Garden and the blue felt and sequin flower from the deal of the month kit.
The blue flower had a sequin center so I "dressed up" the other two felt flowers by adding a gradient gem sticker to the center flower and a pure blossom gem to the flower on the right.
It is fun to mix and match and layer the various embellishments to create new looks. The Deal of the Month gives you lots of possibilities to try. I think I'll try some pink items next!
If you would like more details about the cuts and sizes for the Cricut items you can visit my blog, Capadia Designs.