This month's challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges is "It's a Blue, Blue Christmas." I used blue snowflake paper and colored the edges with a little distress ink. The lace border is from a Martha Stewart punch and it needed a little ink too. The Merry sentiment is from a set of Making Memories stickers that I found at Archiver's several years ago. These stickers still adhered perfectly. The gathered ribbon on the side finished the design nicely.
I have these silver filigree snowflakes in my stash (from Dry Gulch), but since the challenge is all about blue, I decided to paint them with pearlescent paint. The paints are made by Creative Inspirations and are luscious. They have tons of colors and the paint is easy to use.