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Inkspirational Challenge #228: Snow Cards

Over on the Inkspirational Blog, their was one word on their mind. Anyone here on the East Coast waiting for the first Nor'easter with up to two feet possible this Wednesday and Thursday know what that word is:

Recently, I ordered these Mini Holiday Frame Dies from Anna Griffin and got right to work with this challenge in mind. Armed with brand new stickers from the Recollections collection, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.

Here was the first card of the bunch:


The white snow flakes stayed front and center. I used my cardinal embellishments to give it just another layer. And here's the card from another angle:

The center phrase says, "Let Heaven and Nature Sing.... Let Earth Receive Her King."

Sticking with the red theme, my second card was a little more secular:

As for the next two cards, I went with a more woodland theme:

I used a gold shimmer background to give the snowflakes another level of pop, and then spruced up the card with evergreen trees.


My final card leaned both into the woodland theme and the snow theme, with the phrase "There's Snow Place Like Home."

Overall, these mini holiday frame dies are one of the best investments this holiday season. They look stunning and were fairly easy to cut and weed. Cards on average took about 45 minutes, which is not bad for such high quality cards.

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  1. Love how you've used the snowflakes as a frame.Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

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