Saturday, 17 December 2011

One-layer snow card


I absolutely love this card created by Vicky over at Crafting Clare so thought I’d be brave and have a go, despite not having the French Foliage stamp set she’s used for the splatters (LOVE that set but never seem to get round to getting it) or a decent standalone “Merry Christmas” stamp (must rectify that before July!)

So here’s my take on the card, with the addition of a hand-drawn border because I didn’t feel I’d quite balanced those snowflakes as well as Vicky did.

I made it by stamping the star from Pennant Parade repeatedly in Versamark, then embossing with clear powder. Next I sponged around them using Pool Party ink and sponge daubers (sponge on scrap paper first or it’s too dark – ask me how I know!). Then I stamped the snowflakes in Concord Crush, and the “Merry” in Real Red, drawing the border with a Real Red marker.

Hmmm... I could have sworn I’d finished it off with a rhinestone but maybe not. Or maybe that’s where the one I found stuck to the sole of one of my slippers came from!

I like it, but not as much as Vicky’s, and I wish I’d omitted the stars. But too late, this one is now winging its way to Canada so if you happen to be a cousin of mine, pretend you’ve not seen this!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Pennant Parade
Cardstock: Confetti White
Ink: Concord Crush, Real Red, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Stampin’ Write Marker

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3 comments:

  1. OMG! I was looking at it and about to comment "I hope that's on it's way here"...and it is!! Well I think it's coming to me and not my sister :) LOVE it!!!! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  2. I can't believe you're being so hard on yourself Helen! I love your card and think the hand-drawn border is a brilliant addition to the design! Have a merry Christmas - Vicky x

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  3. This is so pretty and the red border really balances and frames the snowflakes beautifully!

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