Monday, 9 October 2017

Add a Little Glitz

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've enjoyed a great weekend.

On Friday one of my three orders arrived from Stampin' Up! and brought with it some more Foil Snowflakes! 

Today's card is my first card using the Add a Little Glitz Stamp Set, as well as a Silver Foil Snowflake. 

The idea in my mind for this card was to use a stamp set that I haven't used before and, as I now have snowflakes, I chose to use silver embossing.
 
I started with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), which I wiped over with my Embossing Buddy. 

I inked the stamp with Versamark, stamped the image and sprinkled Silver Embossing Powder over it. After I'd shaken of the excess, I heat embossed the tree using my Heat Tool.

I die cut the image using a straight cut Layering Circle Framelit Die and then layered it onto a slightly larger scalloped Whisper White CS circle using the same set of dies.

I adhered the two layers together, using Tombow, and then adhered the image to the Silver Snowflake by putting Fast Fuse on the back behind the circle. 

This was positioned very carefully so the tip and base of the tree lined up with two opposite longer "arms" of the snowflakes. 

Using the same heat embossing process that I used for the tree, I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White CS using Silver Embossing Powder. 

This was then layered onto a piece of Silver Foil. 

I dry embossed my top layer of Whisper White CS using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and adhered it to a layer of Silver Foil. 

Unusually for me, I chose to use the more heavily embossed part of the layer at the bottom of my card.

I wanted the least embossed part of the cardstock at the top with the very detailed snowflake. 

I adhered the sentiment towards the bottom of the card, and then positioned the snowflake so I had space to add a strip of 1/8" Silver Ribbon between the two. 

After I'd adhered both ends on the back of the card using SNAIL, I added the layer to a Whisper White card base. 

Using the bunny ears method, I tied a small bow using the Silver Ribbon and adhered it onto the strip of ribbon using a Glue Dot.

I finished the front of my card by adding some Basic Rhinestones.

Inside the card I added a layer of Whisper White CS and a layer of Silver Foil. 

The star I stamped inside is from the same stamp set, and I think it can be used all year round for any celebration card!

As I've been sitting here writing my blog, there's been a power cut! Apparently just over 200 homes affected, and at the moment there is no indication when the power will be back! 

My concern is how long will it be before I can publish today's blog? There's only one thing I can do! I'll have to move into my studio and hope the daylight doesn't become overcast so I can't see in there, too! ☺

Untill tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.


PS Only without power for one hour!

4 comments:

  1. Pretty card, Jan. I can quite imagine that it sparkles with all the silver. I actually quite like that sentiment too! Pretty! Pretty!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. This isn't the normal type of sentiment I go for but it fits in so nicely with all the sparkle on my card! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  2. What a beautiful Christmas card!!!! Very nice stamps set and snowflakes. Thanks for sharing:)
    Henry

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    1. Hi, Henry. I'm so pleased you like today's project. Stampin' Up! are always offering stunning co-ordinating sets, and long may it continue! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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