Saturday, 11 October 2014

Muse 88 - Foil Snowflake


Vicki's really given us a stunner for this week's Muse challenge, hasn't she?


I focused on the colour scheme and used the new MB Dazzling Snowflake die that is actually a negative die. You don't get a lovely snowflake cut-out, you get millions of tiny little pieces that you will find on your work surface and floor for the next week. But you do get a lovely negative that can easily be backed with say, gold foil cardstock, to create a very easy and dramatic card. (You could less-easily inlay it, I suppose, but I just know that I would lose one of the tiny dots and have to cut the whole thing out again!)

I thought about the vellum strip/sentiment but decided against it in the end. The card told me it was done and I always listen to the card! lol!

There is still some time for you to play along with us - the deadline for this challenge is Monday at 8 am. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites (even if you didn't link up a card) until Tuesday at 8. Results of the voting will be posted Tuesday at noon.

21 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

This is brilliant Ardyth.

Sarah Gray said...

Beautiful - I think the card was right to say no to the vellum strip! Love that snowflake. Another fabulous design :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ahhh, I see what you mean about great minds :-)
This is stunning, Ardyth.
A real show-stopper.
Caroline xxx

Lynn said...

Way to listen to the card Ardyth. This is stunning.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous take!!

Cindy H. said...

Truly stunning!

sandie said...

gosh this is a stunner-no sentiment needed. I really have to try out this, can't believe I have never used a negative die..shame on me!! Plus this really is a unique take on Vicki's card-very clever x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! I love the blue and silver, so pretty together they are. I also love that snowflake die, but don't like I would want to piece it cause like you I would lose one of those dots and would have to cut the whole thing over again. lol Hugs, Brenda

Karen Schroeder said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Love the gold against the black!

Geri said...

Totally agree with skipping the vellum strip. Wouldn't want to steal the limelight from that gorgeous, shimmery snowflake!

I'm sure you found tons of other stuff to do rather than piecing together nine million snippets of paper!

Lesley Croghan said...

I bought this die in the summer, love it! You have made it shine!!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Yeah this card is done...to perfection! Another stunner Ardyth! X

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Brilliant card!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Anita in France said...

That stunning snowflake is perfect on it's own, Ardyth ... no vellum strip needed! Simply gorgeous! Anita :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Your card is fabulous Arydth! Love Love LOVE it! :)

Beate Rauer said...

great take on the musecard! I love it!

Neets B said...

Stunning, stylish, Love! That is all :) x

Joyce said...

This is absolutely stunning, and you were so smart to use it as a negative die. I love that you listened to your card. I think the card was right--it is done and perfect, too.

Jen said...

I don't blame you for skipping the whole inlaid thing - that looks like it could be a part-time job! In any event this is gorgeous. The black and gold make a stunning, and elegant, combination.

Craftychris said...

This is stunning! It has real impact! xxx

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, that is an amazing snowflake!