I hope you had a glorious Holiday – whichever one you celebrate. We’ve been experiencing an unusually warm “winter” in the Northeast which has caused massive procrastination with regard to all things Christmas. I was SO behind the whole holiday! I just keep reminding myself it’s not about all that “stuff” but about celebrating with those you love. My “babies” were home so everything went to the back burner. I will be posting a bunch of hand made cards that I received but today, I’d like to share a card I sent to some special friends.
When I create cards for other Crafters, I definitely have some anxiety. LOL! I know they will notice all the little details that non-crafters don’t. This card is a Vintage Distress Snowflake Card with a little grunge and a little shimmer.
- The base card is Black Card Stock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.
- The next layer is a Silver Tim Holtz Deco Sheet cut 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
- Stormy Sky, Brushed Pewter, Tumbled Glass, and Weathered Wood Distress Stains were smushed onto a Craft Sheet and spritzed with water. A 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Manila Card Stock was spritzed with water, dragged through the inks and heat set.
- The dried card stock was then smushed into the remaining inks and heat set again.
- The manila post card was inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. Water was “Spritzed and Flicked” over the top of it to create the drop marks and heat set again.
- The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending tool.
- Paper Snowflake Thinlits Dies were placed over distressed card stock and it was run through the Big Shot. This gave me both the negative and popped out snowflakes.
- Stormy Sky Distress Ink was sponged through the Gothic Layering Stencil and Black Soot Distress Ink was sponged through the Speckles Layering Stencil.
- Brushed Pewter Distress Stain was “flicked” onto the distressed card stock and snowflakes using the Distress Splatter Brush (love it!).
- The distressed card stock was attached to the Deco Sheet using adhesive on the edges and Glue Dots around the snowflake cut outs to secure the smaller pieces to the Deco Sheet.
- Crinkle Ribbon was dyed using the same colors of Distress Stains and wrapped around the post card and secured behind. I tied a Double Bow using the How to Tie a Double Bow Using Your Fingers Technique (VIDEO HERE) and attached it to the ribbon with Glue Dots.
- Believe from Holiday Words Script Thinlits was cut from Black Card Stock and flicked with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain using the Distress Splatter Brush. It was attached to the card stock using Tombow Liquid Glue.
- Black Soot Distress Ink was applied to the cut out Snowflakes using a Mini Blending Tool. They were then attached to each other and then the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The card was finished with Idea-ology Gum Drops in the center of all of the snowflakes.
The card was included in a box of goodies and sent across the country. 🙂
I’ll be posting some New Year Cards and the Best of the Blog 2015 so check back soon!