Week 15 on the CASE challenge, and we’re really getting festive now.  This week’s inspiration was the winter sketch of a gorgeous card by Chris Smith, more info here.  As soon as I saw this card, I knew exactly how I wanted to CASE it.  I’ve fallen completely in love with the Snowflake Showcase suite of products, only available during November.  I knew the snowflakes would work perfectly with this design.

I started with some thick Whisper White as my base, and used a layer of Night of Navy under another strip of normal Whisper White card.  Rather than embossing, I chose the snowflakes falling stamp from the Snow is Glistening set, stamped along the top with Night of Navy ink.  I then stamped the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the same set again in Night of Navy, and stamped some snowflakes along the side and bottom in the same colour.  I then switched to Balmy Blue for the paler blue snowflakes, to give depth and shading.  I cut the whole thing out with a thinlit from the Layering Ovals collection.

I used the same colours to stamp on coordinating cardstock, then used the matching thinlits to cut out the snowflakes.  I added some sprigs of silver using yet another thinlit from this collection.  The final flourish was one of the Snowflake Trinkets from this suite, which are simply stunning and add a bit of bling to the card, but are still thin enough to allow your creations to be easily posted. I glued all of the card and metal embellishments on to my oval, then used foam dimensionals to mount it to the front of my card.  It took a couple of goes arranging the positioning, to make sure the whole card could still go in an envelope when I’m done!

If you joined in with this challenge, be sure to head to the Craft with Emma Facebook page and share your creations.

If you’re following this challenge, you’ve hopefully joined me from Becki Ritson at Sunshine Stamping.  Your next stop now is Sandra Roberts at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio to see her take on this week’s challenge, follow this link here!

For next week, it was my turn to choose.  I’ve picked this simple elegant card by Catherine Proctor, which you can find on her blog here.   I’m looking forward to trying this design with some of our current embossing folders.  Be sure to join in, and show us what you come up with!

Come back next week to see the cards Becki, Sandra and I have made using Catherine’s card as inspiration.

Remember, we want YOU to join in too!  If you’d like to join in the challenge, please go to my Facebook page Craft with Emma where you can share your creations, I’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy stamping!

Supplies used:

Thick Whisper White cardstock Night of Navy Cardstock Snow is Glistening stamp set Snowfall Thinlits Night of Navy Ink Balmy Blue ink Balmy Blue cardstock Silver Foil sheets Layering Ovals Snowflake Trinkets