Thursday, January 5, 2017


Welcome to a new challenge at IO and also to a new year! 
To kick off the new year the first challenge is," Shiny". Anything with a little shimmer and shine will work. So, join in and play along using your IO Stamps and dies. As always, there will be a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs.
You can find all the details on the IO BLOG.

Here is some inspiration from the DT

I always struggle with photographing especially when there is not a lot of color and contrast...throw in shiny and this is what I end up with, lol! IRL it's quite lovely and done in glossy white, silver mirror and the BG is a rich grey StarDream paper.

I love interactive cards and this was so easy to do.
The SNOWFLAKE DIE SET was used. The larger snowflake was cut twice. I glued a silver metallic string down the middle of the flake before adhering the two together back to back. A white layer was made and temporarily placed onto the card base. A circle cut was made using a die that was larger than the flake. The string was placed between the two layers (white & grey) and then permanently taped together. 
The WELCOME DIE was cut twice. The mirror paper was taped on top of the darker grey to shadow it.

Inside was kept very clean and simple using the numbers from the CLASS OF DIE SET.

Thanks for Looking!


  1. Karen.... this is absolutely beautiful.....

  2. this idea! Have seen the focal image strung between 2 card halves before, but this totally refreshes the idea. It's a winner!

  3. This is such a classy card! Love that the snowflake can twirl.

  4. This is beautiful! Karen, I do not believe I would ever send this to anyone - too pretty! LOL Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is one beautiful card. The shiny papers are lovely.

  6. Beautiful! Love all the sparkle and shine!

  7. What a stunning design Karen.

    Hugs Diane

  8. What an elegant and gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  9. Wow! Fantastic card - will have to make one for me... =^..^=