Sympathy Snowflake

I usually put butterflies or Dragonflies on y sympathy cards, but this time of year, a snowflake seemed better; their unique and ephemeral nature makes them a good allegory for the fragility of human life (yeah, I'm overthinking it).

I have been wanting to try this technique ever since I got this medallion stamp from SweetStamps:
The parts that look gray in the scan are actually silver.  The large silver rectangle is a piece I painted myself a while back, and the silvery accents on the medallion are done with Stargazers.  All the stamping here is heat-embossed.  I love the look and texture of heat embossing.  It is one of the reasons rubber stamps will never go away.

Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi




9 comments:

Calypso's Crafts said...

Juliet-
Gorgeous take on this weeks sketch over at SweetStamps. Love the BIG snowflake. Thank you for joining us and hope you have a great holiday season.

Hugs,
Calypso

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How pretty!! I love the colors and the snowflake image!!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
Hugs,
Chris

Cheri said...

This is striking!!! Thank you for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- Love how you used the snowflake image- and love the background too. SO true too- snowflakes are like us- only here for a limited time.... : ) SO fun to see your great take on the sketch for the Sweet Stamps challenge!

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous medallion stamp!! love all the embossing...thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Beach Cat ! said...

Sigh ... never thought of a snowflake but you are right, it is a beautiful thought. Pretty card too!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in Shopping our Stash's "winter but not holiday" challenge this week! This card is really pretty...I like your silver accents and that snowflake turned out fabulous with the layers!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! What a gorgeous medallion! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.