Monday, October 20, 2008

In Suspense...

This week for our CCEE challenge, we had to create a "Winter-themed" suspension card. I thought these snowflake dies from Spellbinders (Snowflake Wonder) would make the perfect suspended object so I went from there.

I actually love how this turned out (I hardly ever say that either!) but wait till you see the neat shadows in the next picture and then you will understand why!

I used my Circle nestabilities to create the holes in the top layers. I layered the die cut (and embossed) snowflakes and adhered the floss inside the flakes. The white layer is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

The sentiment is from Rupa Shevede's set The Magic of Christmas by Gina K Designs. I love the font of this!

Of course I added some rhinestone bling to this---kind of helped make it more magical!


<------I LOVE this picture. Look at the cool shadow that appears inside the card from the suspended snowflake. Yeppers--THAT is why I love this card so muchly!


You can find the awesome snowflake Spellbinders dies and the Cuttlebug embossing folder at Stamper's Dream Store!

Materials used: Stamps-The Magic of Christmas (Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs); ink-Blue Bayau (SU!); cardstock- white, soft sky, blue bayau (SU!); Swiss dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Snowflake Wonder dies (Spellbinders); rhinestones (Hero Arts); floss; Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal); Circle and scalloped circle Nestability dies (Spellbinders).

You can check out all the other CCEEers suspension cards here! Hope you will play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Toni K said...

This is gorgeous. The shadow IS awesome. So pretty. TFS!

Kelly said...

Hey, Wow! That is so pretty!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Stunning, and the snowflake is perfect for this card. Love the shadow!!!

scotspanda said...

ooooh gorgeous card!! love the shadow it makes it look fabby

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Jennifer Hodge said...

Wow this card is spectacular! I love it!

Leslie Vicha said...

Cammie, this is totally off the subject but I am looking for the instructions for the Chap Stick (Lip Balm Holder) Can't locate it in all my stuff and I thought I had gotten it from your Site? Do you have it?
Thanks Leslie

Teresa Brooks said...

Gorgeous Card....You are soooo talented.

Michelle said...

OMGosh....that is sooooo cool! I love it too!

CountessLaurie said...

WOW! Simply stunning. However, I have a technical question. You suspended it with the floss? Where did you hide the ends of the floss?

It is absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.

Ila said...

I love this card! the suspended snowflake is Gorgeous!! and I love that photo with the shadow...Hugs, Ila

Theresa said...

Wow! This card is stunning and so very elegant. That shadow is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Cammie I love this card. Aren't snowflakes just wonderful. The bling just kicks it up a notch. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Kim said...

Cammie that is absolutely STUNNING! WOW! I love the same picture you love! Great work! I love stopping by and seeing your creations!
Hugs~ Kim

cadnileb said...

Love love love it! :-) The bling definitely adds magical-ness to it!!! :-) And I love the other details you added as well!

Hmm, do you think the suspension card would work with minty flavored stretchy floss? That's all I have.... and now after seeing your card I really want to try this out!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is awesome Carolyn. YOu should love it, turned out awesome and I like the shadow also! Great job.

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful! With that shadow, it almost looks like you used vellum in there.

Ashley said...

This is so pretty!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHHH love is right!!! Gorgeous card with the snowflake to begin with and then the shadowy photo.......stunning!!!! Those snowflake dies have been on my list....gonna have to bump them up!!! LOL

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love that snowflake...and those fabulous shadows!!!
hugs, Jami

Rhonda said...

Awesome card! I love the suspension cards. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

MEMORY ARTIST said...

Beautiful card - a technique I must try!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome Job Carolyn, I love the second photo too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

VERY cool pic with the shadows. Awesome card, girl!

Whimsey said...

WOW; beautiful card; love the snowflake.

PS - beautiful new picture of you too!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! The colors are amazing and so are the suspended snowflakes!!

Anita C said...

Two of my favorite things...snowflakes and the blue and white color combo, I just love it!!

Deb said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Cammie!! I love it and the shadow is cool!!

Jessica said...

Wow. I can see why you love this card. It is amazingly beautiful. I've only ever made one suspension card, but I think it's time to make another!

Dawn Easton said...

OK that is super cool!!!!

StamperSharon said...

Cammi, this is gorgeous!! I love the window and the Snowflake Wonder dies are my absolute favorites! Fabulous card!

Barb said...

VERY striking card! Just beautiful.

Shirley said...

How creative and gorgeous! The look of the snowflake on the vellum is just perfect and the reflection is just spectacular!

Rose Ann said...

GORGEOUS suspension card, Cammie!! I love the colors and fabulous snowflakes!!

dpkennedy said...

Oooh weee-this is gorgeous! I love your colors and touch of bling!

Michelle said...

WOW - this is so pretty. You can say you love it lol, it is very love-worthy. Stunning card! May I be on your Christmas card list, please? ;-)

Samantha said...

AWESOME card! I love that second picture showing the detailing and the shadow. Who ever gets this card will be very happy!

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so sorry I've missed the last few days of your creations!! I've got to catch up with them now!! ;)