Monday, 11 September 2017

Snowflake Sentiments and Stitched Felt Embellishments


Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend.

It's obviously turning cold........our central heating turned itself on this morning!

I would like to say a big Thank You to Canadian SU Demonstrator Sandi MacIver for the inspiration for today's card. 

(Sandi's website is www.stampinwithsandi.com)
 
I was flicking through Pinterest yesterday, and saw a card Sandi had posted October last year where she had used the Star of Light Stamp set and co-ordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies. 

The card was in Whisper White and Gold Foil, and had ribbons crossed as if wrapping a present. 

For the layer underneath, Sandi had used four pieces of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) that she had dry embossed using two different patterned embossing folders. 

She had arranged each design in diagonally opposite corners to each other.
 
On the top of where the ribbons crossed over, Sandi adhered a large star she'd die cut in Gold Foil.

She also added two smaller Gold Foil stars in the top right hand section, as well as a gold heat embossed sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. 

The card was really beautiful!

I chose to use a design from the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP), layered on a piece of Whisper White CS, as my top layer.

Then I chose some Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon to wrap around the top two layers. 

For the centre where the ribbons cross over, I chose a Real Red Stitched Felt Star, and I added a Rhinestone in the centre to finish it off! 
 
I adhered the felt star onto my card using Glue Dots

I thought the "wrapped" sentiment, which is from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set, fitted in nicely with the wrapped card!

I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White CS using Real Red Ink, and punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch. 

I also punched another Pretty Label using a scrap of Real Red CS, which I cut in half horizontally.

Then I adhered both pieces to the back of the sentiment, allowing a little bit appearing above and below the sentiment. 

I added three Rhinestones randomly around the sentiment, and then added it to the card front using Dimensionals.
 
I felt my card needed a bit more red in the overall desgn, and decided to fussy cut six of the little quilted stars from a red design from the same DSP pack. 

If you don't like fussy cutting, you could die cut some of the little stars that come in the co-ordinating Quilt Builder Framelits Dies. 

I adhered my fussy cut stars to the top layer using Tombow, and then added a Rhinstone in the centre. 

I adhered this to the Garden Green CS card base, and then adhered a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card. 

To decorate this, I fussy cut a larger Garden Green Quilted Star, adhered it to the layer and then adhered the red fussy cut star on top. 

Looking at it now, I think I'm going to add a small circle of Silver Glimmer Paper to the centre of the small star in place of a Rhinstone!

I'm really pleased with this card and hope you like it, too! Many thanks for the inspiration, Sandi!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

8 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Jan! As a quilter for years, this is definitely one of my faves in the entire Occasions Catalogue ... you're right, the sentiment is absolutely perfect!! Absolutely LOVE this card! Thanks Jan ~ keep warm there and happy crafting to you too!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I've never been a quilter and I didn't really appreciate this bundle at first. But then I started playing with it!! It's a different story now! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  2. This card is so pretty! I really like the softness of the felt star and the way the ribbon is wrapped. Oh, I hate to be thinking about Christmas right now but I have thought of several Christmas designs for my cards this year already.

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    1. Hi, Sheron. I know what you mean! It's only since I became a SU demonstrator that I've started thinking about Christmas so early - I always felt October was early enough! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  3. Love the card Jan. I really like that it looks like a wrapped gift.
    So as you are inspired by Sandi I am inspired by you.
    As a quilter for over 25 years as well as a fairly new stamper I love the way both crafts can overlap.

    Keep warm as we try to keep cool. Still close to 100 degrees here in Arizona.

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    1. Hi, Donata. I think the designers at Stampin' Up! do an amazing job with the different bundles they come up with! I wonder if the designer of this set is/was a quilter, too? ☺ Happy crafting. ☺ JanB.

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    1. Hi, Peter. I'm pleased you're enjoying my posts. Thank you. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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