Thursday, 22 November 2012

LIM94 - Now that's what I call Hardware!



Look what I found at the Swarovsky store! These silver snowflake ornaments come in a set of 3 and I decided to split them up, to make each one of them a perfect gift for a special teacher or friend at Christmas time. (I will make sure I mention in the note that the snowflake is an ornament, so that no one throws it out inadvertently!)

The crystals are set right into the snowflake - you can see them on both sides of the snowflake. I'm sure they'll be lovely on a Christmas tree, but equally pretty hanging in a window, catching the sunlight. Photographing the beautiful sparkle of the crystals is clearly beyond my photographic (or even my limited Photoshop) skills, but trust me, it's BEAUTIFUL!


I decided to make the gift part of the card. I will enclose the white satin ribbon that comes with the snowflake. The cards will have to go into a box, to ensure that they are not scratched or damaged.

I used Enchanted Evening glimmer cardstock, to keep it very simple. I had to 'stack' 3 glue dots to allow for the bumpy back side of the ornament. I will link this up to this week's Less is More challenge, to use hardware.

13 comments:

Julia said...

The snowflake is beautiful, what a great card/gift.
Julia

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful way to present a lovely gift!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth were you at Yorkdale again? What a fantastic teacher present or hostess gift. I may have to CASE you as I am planning a trip to Yorkdale next week. ;)

Geri said...

I am SO going to steal this idea! This is absolutely the perfect gift for co-workers, bosses, and hard to buy for people. I am off to the city this weekend - this is at the top of my shopping list.

THANK YOU !!!

Chrissie said...

Oh my Ardyth, this is fabulous, what a gorgeous card, it should be framed!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

Wow! Ardyth, this is an excellent idea! I wish I hadn't finished with teacher presents for this year (our school year ends next Tuesday, and I was half organised this year). I might steal this idea for next year. :-)

maria f. said...

Beautiful. Or, you could send them to Vera Y's Caring Hearts Card drive for nursing home residents. Double joy - the card plus a beautiful room-brightener-upper...
My blog post tomorrow shows a card I made using wooden ornaments as my focal image :)

Gabby said...

Very pretty card! Love the ornament, sketch, colors, sparkly paper. I am casing this card today. Thanks! :)

Jen said...

i love it ardyth.. i agree with chrissie you should frame it

thanks for joining us
Jen x
Less Is More

shirley-bee said...

Wow, fabulous snowflake, fabulous gift/card!

Rosemary said...

stunning card, ardyth!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, now that's a snowflake ... it's just wonderful! Anita :)

Viv said...

Fabulous card Ardyth, love the snowflake :) Viv xx