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Monday, January 25, 2010

It Takes Courage! & Featured Artist at PPA

Just as each snowflake is unique so are we; no two the same. It seems easier sometimes to be like someone else but the irony is we will never be content. As the sentiment says in Hope Happens stamp set, "It takes Courage to grow up and become who you really are." but it's worth it.
As the Featured Artist for The PPA theme challenge - snowflakes - I chose this sentiment from Hope Happens and paired it with the snowflakes from the Christmas Cocoa paper.

Card Details:
  • The card base is a 5 1/2" square piece of Soft Suede card stock.
  • On top of the card base I layered a 5 3/8" square of Vellum card stock and a 5 1/4" piece of Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper (from the Christmas Occasions Mini)
  • The white fuzzy snowflake is from another sheet of the Christmas Cocoa paper. I had not found a use for this sheet, yet. I cut around the snowflake and centered it off the layered pieces. I then trimmed it flush with the rest of the layers. The final snowflake touch was the added pearls from The Pretties Kit.
  • The Sentiment is from Hope Happens and is stamped in Soft Suede ink on a 2 1/8"x 1 3/16" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • I layered the sentiment on top of a 2 1/4"x 1 1/4" piece of Soft Suede card stock
  • The bottom layer under the sentiment is a 2 7/8"x 1 15/16" piece of Vellum card stock. I punched each edge with the new Scallop Trim Corner punch and then lined the scallops up in the Scallop Border punch. I then punched 1 section on each side to complete the rectangle. The Scallop Trim Corner punch is available in the new Occasions Mini catalog and the Scallop Border punchgis available FREE in the Sale-a-bration catalog with every $50 purchase of Stampin'Up! products.
  • Voila!!
I hope you enjoyed today's card. You can check out all the awesome projects at www.PalsPaperArts.com. And if you are feeling like a wintry challenge join us at PPA!


jeannen2 said...

Beautiful way to highlight that large, gorgeous snowflake! Love the pearl center!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the use of the pearl on the snowflake! Your sentiment is perfect.

LeAnne said...

Excellent use for the snowflake--I wondered how I would use that too! Just beautiful!

....Linda.... said...

What a great idea to snip out that snowflake! Beautiful!

...the twinklestamper! said...

Creative use of the DSP!!

TrishG said...

This is really gorgeous! I love the cut out snowflake. That must have been a lot of work.

K said...

Love this Martha!! Great use of the DSP!! Kalshelia

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful card - every detail is just gorgeous. TFS!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is beautiful, love all the detail. Hugs,

Patti MacLeith said...

BREATHtaking, Martha!

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is gorgeous! Seasons Of Stamping is a great site! Thank you for sharing!

chanda stehlik

Mary Fish said...

stunning! the pearls and sentiment are wowie wow. m