Thursday, January 23, 2020

Warm XOXO's

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with The Male RoomFreshly Made Sketches and, for the first time, the Rainbow Card Challenge. I have attached a ton of pictures for this post because I wanted to catch its texture, glitter, shine, and the layers that went into this card. So, here is my card for today, enjoy!

PS. My screen is showing tints of blue around the banner. There is no blue anywhere on this card. I think the computer editing software was picking up the gray on the banner.

Holy moly texture!
I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest that used vellum for snowflakes. There were a lot of snowflakes on top then cascaded down to the bottom progressing to very little snow. I thought it was beautiful and tried to CASE it. The pinner only used vellum for the snow but I decided to go all out with the texture. I added foam dots on top of a circle cutting plate that sits on top of a polka-dotted background.
The snowflake detail is just wonderful for this card. I adhered white cardstock on foam and then diecut the intricate framed snowflake. I think, however, the sentiment steals the show. 'Warm xoxo' is, at least in my mind, very romantic. I can envision a cold snowy night sitting warm and comfy with your significant other hugging and kissing and well... You can fill in the blanks.
I thought it would make for an unconventional Valentine's Day card.
Above: This shot shows the luster that comes into play. The flatness of the vellum to the glitter on the 'xoxo' shadow it all blends in nicely for this monochromatic card. Left/Below: As mentioned above I added lots of snow to the top of the card as you get closer to the bottom you see only random flakes. Reminiscent of the ombre effect. Right/Bottom: This gives you a good shot of the 'xoxo' sentiment. I diecut it twice, leaving one aside while the other one got some glitter treatment. The white piece was then placed on top and shifted a bit to expose its glittery shadow.

Challenges Entered:
Rainbow Card Challenge: January Challenge- Wonderful White
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS419 
The Male Room: It's Snowing


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

All the best,


  1. All of that frosty texture combines for one "Wow" card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. I think you captured your all white card perfectly! It is quite stunning with all of its layers and dimension. And I love non conventional Valentine cards. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Such a wonderful card with fabulous layering and a feeling of love and warmth coming through (I agree with your blanket thinking LOL). Thank you so much for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT

  4. I love this - your card is wonderfully white! Thanks for joining us at RCC this time - Jacqueline DT xx

  5. Shawna, this is absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at TRCC, and I hope we see you again soon.
    Em, DT

  6. What beautiful texture and detail! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  7. Did a champagne bottle explode on your card?!!!? Fun card!! Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge!!

  8. A very pretty look Shawna and love all the dimension, and a very clever design. x

  9. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)