Monday, 24 August 2015
Silver Foil Christmas Sunburst - Improved Version
I hope you've had a great weekend.
Yesterday, I said I wasn't happy with the Christmas Sunburst card I'd made using Silver Foil card stock - see the last photograph. I felt it looked rather bland against the others where I'd used Glimmer Paper.
I said I'd experiment....................and I did, 99% successfully!
Before I started on my card, I experimented on a small scrap of Silver Foil card stock by applying glue with our Two Way Glue Pen. I noticed that the glue started to pool, so I left it to dry for several seconds and then applied another coat.
This gave a much better, even coating so I sprinkled on the Dazzling Diamonds. I left it to dry and was sufficiently satisfied to have a go on my card.
I applied the glue very lightly so it stayed on the Silver Foil and didn't go onto the actual card.
Unfortunately, in the middle of doing this, I was temporarily interrupted and when I went back to it, I forgot to apply the second coat! You can see the result in photograph 2 on the three strips on the top, right hand side.
I doubt if any one else will notice, except you and me!
When I'd finished all the strips, I left it to dry before I tackled the sentiment. I very carefully slid my paper piercer underneath to release the Dimensionals, one at a time.
I weighed up my options which were to a). punch out the sentiment and put it on a layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, b). stamp a new sentiment and put it on a new layer or c). do the same as I did to the strips...............and the winner was c)!
Again, I very carefully applied glue on all the Silver Foil exposed surface and allowed it a few seconds to dry. Then I applied another coat and sprinkled on the Dazzling Diamonds.
Although this worked and I'm overall pleased with the result, I wouldn't recommend doing this unless you find yourself in the same situation as me! Next time I make this card, I will stick to Glimmer Paper.
I don't know if you noticed, but when I showed this card on Saturday, I hadn't stamped the Daffodil Yellow centres! It's only a tiny amount of yellow but I think it adds a lot to the overall look of this card - see the first photograph.
Photograph 4 shows my card with the Dazzling Diamonds but no yellow centres to the flowers. And photograph 5 is how the card looked when I showed you on Saturday. Do you think the amended version looks better or do you think I should have left it as it was?
Today sees the start of my Week 12 challenge and as normal, on Monday morning, I still haven't decided what I'm going to do. I'd like to use a third stamp set from the forth-coming Christmas catalogue. Come back tomorrow and see what I decided to go with!
In the meantime, happy crafting.