I saw this sketch on a blog I read StampsPaperScissors and thought it would be fun one to do. I did change it just a little. What do you think?
January 2-31, 2008
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Little did I know my plan was not as simple as I thought. I wanted to use the Snowflake punch from Stampin’ Up but I wanted the punched pieces to be on the card rather than the punch creating the holes in the paper. I got this ingenious idea to cut a piece of shimmery paper and run it through the xyron machine. This would then create a sticker that I could punch the snowflake out and use the piece of paper as a template. Great idea until I went to punch the snowflake and it would not punch. I ended up using the second piece I ran through the xyron and only punching a few pieces at a time. This worked and I had all the pieces. I then used putty to place the template (which I made from a scrap piece of cardstock since my original idea didn’t work) on the card and then proceeded to place all the little pieces of the snowflake in place. It took a while to taking the backing off the pieces but I finally succeeded. Using my tweezers I placed the pieces inside the template. When I finished I went to remove the template thus leaving my pieces in the perfect snowflake pattern. Unfortunately my pieces dis not want to stick to the card but rather stayed inside the template. I then had to use my tweezers to hold each individual piece in place while I carefully lifted the template away. Needless to say a very simple card took a lot longer to create than planned. Some times the best laid plans don’t always go as planned!
Here is my finished card. I am sorry the picture is not crisp. I think because I have dial up the quality is not that great. Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking!
I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas. The time passed so quickly.
Today Candice and I were to each do a card. I was to do a purple card. I got some new embossing tinsel I wanted to try and had a picture of this card in my head. It is really sparkly in real life.
On one of the blogs I read (Oodabug Alley) I saw a card she received that was similar to what I had in mind. I inked my stamp with Going Gray ink then used my Versamark over top to create a gray color that I could emboss. I have done this a few times after reading it on a blog and it really works. Next time you want a coordinating color ink to emboss in clear or glittery powder use your ink pad and then ink over top with Versamark and emboss as usual. Keep in mind your Versamark pad will have the ink color on it also so if you are squimish about that you may need to use an old pad or buy one that you use just for this purpose.
It went together very quickly. I’m not sure what Candice was supposed to do or if she will get hers done as I think she out of town. I finished my card and here it is. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree Paper: Almost Amethyst cardstock and designer series paper, Shimmery White (got it from Michael’s a few years ago) Ink: Going Gray, Versamark, Almost Amethyst Accessories: Rangers Embossing Tinsel – Bridal, ribbon, spongeCandice and I want to thank each of you for visiting our blog (even if we don’t get many comments our number is climbing slowly). We enjoy creating and working together to grow and expand our skills to teach each of you. We hope you have a joyous holiday season and get to spend lots of time with family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!