During VSN at Splitcoast Stampers, Challenge #2 was to focus on the Symmetrical part of the sun.. the repeating pattern of the rays coming from around the circle of the sun.
Another Christmas card idea came from me.. and was inspired by THIS card on Pinterest. The card was designed by Anne Marie Hile at Stampin' Anne
The repeating pattern behind the circle is the scallops! Above, you can see the items I used. The variegated blue ribbon was from my stash. I had enough to make 7 duplicate cards. The snowflake is a Martha Steward punch. I used Recollections cardstock. The patterned paper is Vintage Blue Snowflakes from Paper Studio.
That cute little snowman is from a set called Christmas Fun (SU- 1992). I cut him out with the #2 circle on the Spellbinders Circle set then coated him in Dimensional Glaze. The sentiment you'll see later is from the Christmas Greetings set (SU 2010)
Here you can see that I didn't quite cut out the snowflakes completely. I lopped of their heads. I started by centering one on the blue strip, then placed 2 on either side to for the snowflake border. Then the copped off section was covered with the ribbon.
Here's the finished card:
I was really happy with how this one turned out. I might have to adhere the snowman circles in place better before mailing. They want to curl up. But an easy fix.