Friday, August 12, 2011

Snow Flower

I have been challenged by Christina and Danielle to make a frame card.   I also joined the book club at Color Me Creative Classroom and right now we are reading SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See.  So I made a frame card featuring what I believe a snow flower might look like.




Hopefully you can see that this delicate wax paper flower has dimension.








As often happens, the card really looks much better than the picture.  All I can tell you is, my Mom said it looks very elegant and she should know.  After all she is my Mom and don't mothers know everything!

Please visit my talented friends as they participate in the Inventory Challenge # 44.
Christina
Danielle

Charlene
Kathy
Cathy Lynn

This card has been entered in the
BookEndz at Color Me Creative Classroom  - SNOW FLOWER and the SECRET FAN
Paper Take Weekly challenge - Grow Your Own

Thanks so much for visiting me this week.  As you  know,  I do appreciate your comments.
XO  -  Sandy

38 comments:

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful card Sandy! : )

Danielle said...

OH! la la... how chic! and soooooo very beautiful Sandy. I love your version of a snow flower, love the colors you have chosen, this cold blue is just perfect. Totally Awesome, and I am certain Mom is right, it must be a lot more beautiful in real.
Hugs.

EnblogSail said...

Delicate design.Great job!

*Vicki* said...

Sandy, this is really gorgeous girl!! LOVE the colors and the snowflake trim looks elegant!! :)

Christina C. said...

WOWeeeeee, girl, this is indeed elegant and AMAZING WORK! Moms are always right....just ask mine!!!!
I know, pictures don't do it justice...this was definitely a labor of love .... well worth the effort! Beautiful work, Hon!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Sandy this card is breathtaking!!! That flower looks AMAZING and the papers and colors are soooo beautiful!!!! All of you ladies totally rocked this frame challenge this week! I just keep gasping from blog to blog! Sure hope I don't end up hyperventilating!!! I can only imagine how utterly gorgeous this must be in person. You KILLED this challenge, my friend!
hugs, Sharon

Oh! I will also add a big THANK YOU for playing with us over at Papertake Weekly! :)
hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Sandy! This card is just so beautiful! I love the lacy edges around the card and the beautiful paper you chose. I love the way your folded your paper to showcase your beautifully delicate flower in the center. You didn't show a picture of the full inside but from what I can see it's gorgeous! Absolutely awesome card....hugs...Barb

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Sandy, It's good to see you back dear!!! Okay I miss a piece of that pie in the post below!!! LOL........ It looks so yummy and oh to heck with the curves that one might get from it.. LOL.......

Okay your card is just stunning! I love the colors and the design is perfect with your snowflace lace and that center is BEAUTIFUL!!!
hugs, Janiel

Pam Sparks said...

mornin' Beautiful snow flower creating Sandy! I love faux snow and yours is lovely! I haven't tried the wax paper trick! How fun that you ended up using it for the flower/flake...cool! So pretty...love the MS around the page punching too and the papers you used....super sparkle just like the real thing! Had to chuckle at your mom talk! : )

cathylynn said...

Good Morning Sandy! Your snowflower is GORGEOUS!!! My goodness I love the snowflake frame and that trim on the edges of your card is so elegant! And So thoughtful to use the folded paper frame style. You're one very clever lady! I love it all!!!'Hugs, Cathy

paola said...

Great work Sandy, this is so beutifully elegant, love the dp that you chose too
smiles
Paola

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the colors.

Kathy Gerace said...

What a pretty card! How clever of you to use a folded frame around your flower. The snowflake border punch is perfect for you snow flower. The wax paper flower is very original and looks great. I love all your frames around the flower! Your mom is absolutely correct!
Huggeroonies,
Kathy

Paula said...

Very Pretty! I love how you made the frame! The ribbon around the card looks perfect with this. Great job:)

Jean said...

Sandy, this card is really gorgeous and how do I know, cause your Mom said so.. Anyway, it does look beautiful.. I love the wax paper flower and the snow flower and the blues are so dainty. It is a darling card.
Hugs, Jean

Linda said...

Wow sany gorgeous card!!!! I love the design all around the card!!!! Wow so unique!!!!! The colors are beautiful together what an awesome job you did!!!! way to go Sandy!!!!!

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty. Love the decorative borders and your delicate flower
Hugs Julie P

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! The flower is beautiful...and the card design is amazing!! Very pretty!! How nice that your mom likes it too...she has good taste in art!! Hope things are going well...I miss chatting with you!! Hugs, Pat

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
Now this card is right up my alley.
I love flower cards and used to make them all the time. Yours is fabulous. I love that lacy edging and the snowflake border. Super folds in the square. the flower looks great. I would never think to use wax paper.
Hve a great weekend.
Hugs Maz

Cricket said...

Very pretty Sandy.

charlene said...

Sandy this is just perfect...love it and your imagination ....thanks for playing along with us at CMC for the Bookendz challenge....I finished the book last night great reading !
Hugs

cabio's craft corner said...

That's a wonderful fold and your card looks great Sandy :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Elle said...

A very lovely card Sandy.

Eve said...

oh sandy, this is so different from your kinda creations with fun & whimsical! but Beautiful!!! As usual, inside of the card is as beautiful as well :-) :-)

Candy said...

Sandy,
Your card is so beautiful. You really rocked this challenge.
I love the cool blue and your design papers - they made me feel like winter right away!!
The lace around the edge is awesome.
A FANTASTIC card :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful card! The flower in the center is such a great idea!

Linda Palmer said...

Wow! What a gorgeous frame card. The flower in the center is beautiful and so is the lace, pearls etc. I love what you did with this. Blue is my favorite color so of course I love this card.

Rene said...

SANDY! Oh Sandy this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! How amazing! Your mom was correct! :D
Rene

Hanna said...

Sandy, this is so BEAUTIFUL! Your snow flower is absolutely AMAZING. It looks fabulous. Love the frames you've created with the ribbon, the edge punch and the paper, it's so very ELEGANT, just like your mom said. :)

hugs,
Hanna

Alicia said...

Sandy this really is beautiful such detail I am sure it is just as pretty in person.

Monique said...

Beautifull card Sandy.

Hugs Monique

Your favorite sister said...

Hi sweet sister......love the snow flower card. Wax paper flower is extremely interesting. The snow flakes make me long for cooler weather to replace this heat!! XXOO

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh Sandy! This is gorgeous! Love the Blues & Snowflakes :O) Hope you are having a good week! Hugs! Leah Ann

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is a fabulous card! xxx

Bessie said...

I completely agree with your Mom...very elegant card. Colors are just beautiful!

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