Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Snowflake aperture card

Challenge 26 on Bah! humbug this week is to use acetate. It's a long while since I made an aperture card, but decided this was the easiest way to use acetate (although I confess that a couple of efforts have gone in the bin).

The card blank is one that I've had for ages and ages - a pearlescent pale purple. The snow circle and flake in the middle and the sentiment stamp are from an Indadinkado set, stamped with brilliance starlite silver and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

The piece of patterned paper inside the card is from a Making Cards magazine from long ago.

This is another card for my own Christmas challenge 27 to use pink and/or purple - if you haven't yet discovered my Christmas blog, then why not hop over there - I'd love to see your entries - and this week there will be a prize for a randomly chosen person.

This is also for:

Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Tuesday throwdown 56: Christmas in July
Little red wagon: Christmas in July
The paper variety: Christmas in July
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas cards
Celebrate the occasion 21: Christmas in July (no red)
Creative CAS for July: clean and simple Christmas in July
Fab's big Chistmas cards for July: trees and/or dark colours
Stamp dreams 89: stamping and embossing
Sentimental Sundays 62: anything goes
Craft your passion 65: anything goes
Oldie but a goodie 22: anything goes - the stamps are at least six months old
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
KB cute Monday 20: anything goes


  1. This is just gorgeous, great job with the color and design!! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

  2. You did a great job with the acetate! Love the way the snowflake looks like it's floating :) Thank you for playing along at The Paper Variety!

  3. Brilliant card Hazel. Love the snowflake stamp.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Oh wow! This is beautiful Hazel! Love the embossing and the pretty snowflake image! Thanks for joining us again at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  5. Stunning card! That snowflake is beautifully done. This card is a true work of art. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety this week.

  6. I love how it shines! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

  7. Gorgeous card, Hazel! So Elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

  8. Fabulous Hazel. Love the papers from the mag, lovely shine to them, and the hanging snowflake so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  9. Wow! This is really beautiful, Hazel. Inside and out. Love the snowflake. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  10. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in this month at Creative CAS Challenges.

  11. Truly beautiful card, Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  12. Ooh I love purple & silver for Christmas Hazel, it's lovely.

    Thanks for playing along at Bah Humbug,

    Abi - Bah Humbug guest DT for July

  13. I really love purple with silver for Christmas card, very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ CTO :)

  14. What a beautiful card! I love the window. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  15. Gorgeous card ! Thank you for joining in the Christmas challenge. X Fab

  16. Aww that is so beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Sentimental Sunday's

  17. I simply love what you've done with the colors and the Layout for the "Anything Goes" challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week! Please don't forget to get the free digi downloads, good luck and join us again next week!
    Tammy Louise

  18. Really beautiful, Hazel! Great use of the DPs! Thank you for sharing your make with us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

  19. Gorgeous Image and beautifully coloured.Thankyou so much fr joining us this week at Deep Ocean Challenge
    Love Debbie xx

  20. Stunning christmas card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  21. Love the acetate window and purple hues! So pretty! Best of luck in the draw for Christmas in July at The Stampsmith Challenge!
    Val :)

  22. very cute card..

    Thanks for playing with us at CTO...


  23. Oh WOW -- how GORGEOUS!! Love the design of this card (and the beautiful colors too!!)... :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  24. wow Hazel you have been busy!!:0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On and goodluck..hugs Debs x

  25. Beautiful card! nice colors. TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts.
    Zulma DT

  26. so pretty Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again

  27. This is beautiful Hazel! The embossing and the pretty snowflake image is exquisite. The acetate window and purple hues is so pretty. Gorgeous Image and beautifully coloured.
    gifts for boys


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