Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowflake Topiary

Hello! Today I have a card made for the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS this past Sunday. I really should have re-made it, since it looks funny all squished and the pot it too big. I figure I'll never get around to it, though and I really wanted to share this because I love the idea of using snowflakes to make a topiary. I used this card for my inspiration.

I used the snowflakes from the Holiday Cheer StampTV Kit. These chunky snowflakes are perfect for this technique.

To make the flower pot, I cut a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock (SU) into a small rectangle, then trimmed each side to make it into a trapezoid. I scored at the wide end and then sponged some Ballet Blue ink around the sides and bottom.

To make the topiary, I stamped the two largest snowflakes from Holiday Cheer, using Bashful Blue ink.

Then I used a Copic marker (B23) to add some shading.

I used rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the cardstock and sponged around the edges while still in the die, with Bashful Blue ink. I colored in a line with Copic markers (C3 and C10) as a tree trunk.

Sponged a little Ballet Blue ink.

I adhered the pot I made and folded over the scored section and stamped a tiny snowflake on it. I also added gems to the top of the pot. On the snowflakes, I used my Quickie Glue pen to add some glitter to the snowflakes.

I layered with Pure Luxury In the Navy, cut with scallop nesties and used a White Heavy Base Weight card base. I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Greetings, then scored on either side of the greeting.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Theresa! I love your 'topiary' with its shimmer adn the bling on the pot and the wonderful sponging highlight!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Theresa, this card is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it. You are so clever to use the snowflakes to create the topiary.

Casmiles said...

Theresa - this is absolutely beautiful! Simple, shimmery, lovely.

Michelle said...

Oh, WOW! Simply gorgeous card.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is stunning!
Clare x

Judy Covey said...

Fantastic job Theresa, as usual. Who would have ever thought to turn a couple of snowflakes into topiaries!

Allison said...

What an idea! Love it!

Donna said...

oooh, a snowflake topiary! how clever & pretty