Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Sleigh Ride Project No. 2 & Video No. 100

Hello, Crafters.

I've just posted my latest video - this is the link: Snowman Scene Curvy Keepsake Box. 

This is extra-special because it's my 100th video!

When I was preparing for this video I made a mistake!

I'd applied glue using my two-way glue pen and picked up the box I thought contained my Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!

Unfortunately, it was White Embossing Powder!

I heat set it as normal and on Monday I shared a photograph of it here on my blog and on my Facebook page (

While I just see a mistake when I look at it, my friend Lori in the US said it looks like snow!

Thanks, Lori- that's a brilliant idea!

I used this new "technique" - LOL - in yesterday's challenge card.

I've used two different methods - see which one you think looks best, or maybe you don't like either?

Feedback, as always, is very welcome.

I saw the idea for the bauble on Pinterest and thought it would be a great opportunity to try out this snow effect.

The card with the bow at the top of the thread is the first card I made, photographs 1 - 3.

I started with a base of Basic Black Card Stock.

I stamped the sentiment at the base of the Whisper White layer using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before embossing it with the Softly Falling Textured Impression Embossing Folder.

I used two of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits to die cut a piece of Gold Foil Card Stock and a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.

I die-cut a bauble from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies using the new Black Glimmer Paper that's available in the new Christmas catalogue.

I positioned my gold die-cut on the bauble in the required position and laid the die on top. I moved the die and gold die-cut onto my Big Shot and die-cut the gold piece to fit on top of the bauble.

I did the same with the Whisper White die-cut.

I adhered the Gold Foil to the Black Glimmer Paper using Tombow.

I weighted it down for a few minutes and while I was waiting, applied Versamark to the snow area of the white die-cut, sprinkled with White Embossing powder and heat set it.  

I used Tombow to adhere this to the gold layer.

On the second card, the one with the bow at the bottom of the thread, photographs 4 - 7, I used my Two-way Glue Pen on the snow area of my white die-cut, sprinkled on the white embossing powder and heat set it.

I found this gave a much better finish as it was more uneven and therefore more realistic!

The photographs aren't brilliant but I think you can see what I mean, particularly in the last one.

What do you think of this idea? Do you think it looks like snow?

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. are you going to do a video on how you did the ornament card. It is beautiful and I for one would love to see how you made it. Love your work. everything is amazing

  2. Hi, JoAnn. Many thanks. This project has been very well received, so yes I'll be making a video. I'm hoping it'll be ready no later than next Wednesday. Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. This is brilliant. I love everything no matter how you did it. What beautiful ideas. Thank you for sharing, even the "mistakes".

    1. Many thanks for your comments, Sibylle. I'm always happy to share.....................even my mistakes! LOL. Happy crafting, JanB. ☺