Friday, 29 September 2017

Sponged Foil Snowflakes

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I decided to use one of the Foil Snowflakes and see what kind of a snowflake I'd get if I used one as a stencil. 

I used Real Red Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (CS) with one of our sponges I'd cut into four. 

I allowed my sponging to go over the edge but tried to keep it in as much of a circle as possible.

When I removed the Foil Snowflake, I was pleased with the effect but the outside circle was much darker than the middle, which I didn't like. 
 
I decided to fussy cut the snowflake instead. 

I chose one of my favourite colour schemes for this card - black, red and white.

I started with a Whisper White CS card base, a layer of Real Red CS, and a top layer of Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

I chose one of the Basic Black on Whisper White music sheets from the Merry Music Specialty DSP.

I adhered the layers together, and onto the card base using Tombow. 

Using Basic Black Archival Ink and Whisper White CS, I stamped the sentiment which is from the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set. 

After die cutting it using the Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die no. 3, I layered it on a Basic Black CS scalloped circle, and then onto a larger Real Red CS Circle. 
 
Both the circle dies were from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.

I adhered this into the centre of the snowflake, and then adhered the snowflake onto the card front using Dimensionals. 

As I've used a music design DSP, I decided to stamp three of the drummer boys from the Musical Season Stamp Set. 

I used Real Red Ink on Whisper White CS.

I had considered using Craft White Ink on Basic Black CS, but decided against it! 


 
As the pattern on the DSP was at varying angles, I adhered two of the drummer boys at different angles as much as possible.

It's so much easier not having to worry about getting things in straight lines! 

I was happy with the finished card, but I would have liked to cover the solid red uppermost point of the snowflake.

This happened because the little piece that should have been there wasn't! 

I experimented with ribbons and bows, but nothing looked right! 

Any suggestions?

Inside the card, I adhered a layer of Real Red CS, with a layer of Whisper White CS. 

I finished the card off by adhering the third drummer boy in the bottom right hand corner.

I have my two cards and 3D project ready for classes this weekend, and no, this isn't one of them!

Today I'll be making my video for Sunday! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

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