Saturday, December 31, 2016

Memory Box Dancing Snowflake Frame Christmas card

Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Just stopping in to share a few Christmas cards that I made this Christmas season.  I will share them over several blog posts otherwise this blog post would go on forever!  This particular one I finished on Christmas Eve!  I wasn't well from the last week in November so only ended up making a few cards which was very frustrating!

I really love to make white Christmas cards with just a little bit of silver (or another sparkly colour) thrown in:

This card is also my entry for the following Challenges:

Holly Jolly Christmas - Challenge #86 - Create a Christmas Card or Anything but a Card

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A354 - Make your creation snow

Splitcoaststampers - Fan Club December Christmas Challenge - SCSCCDEC16 (note you have to be a paid Fan Club Member to be able to participate)

Onto my card:  the snowflake frame is by Memory Box - Dancing Snowflake Frame.  Once you diecut the cardstock, you then pop it back into your diecutting machine with an embossing pad (and obviously change the sandwich compared to a diecutting sandwich!) and then the frame embosses a few extra elements around the frame.  I don't actually find that it works terribly well even if I add a shim or two but hey, it still looks OK.  If anyone has any recommendations as to how you can make it work better, please let me know!

The deer are also by Memory Box - Deer Trio.  The background dry embossing is an old retired Cuttlebug embossing folder - Kars Snowflake but there are numerous brands of similar embossing folders that you can buy that will do the same job.  I often get emails about where it can be purchased but it would be like finding a needle in a haystack!  I glued all the layers together using Tombow Mono Multi glue then attached the panel to silver glitter cardstock using Ranger Wonder tape which is a strong adhesive and works really well in those situations where regular doublesided tape doesn't adhere very well.  I trimmed the silver glitter cardstock to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things - Starry Christmas - which is a few years old and probably retired too - but again, there are plenty of brands you can substitute.  I prepared my cardstock using a powder tool then stamped the sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed it using Ranger Superfine silver embossing powder.

I diecut the sentiment using a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax die.  As I wanted a fishtail at both ends but the die only cuts a fishtail on one end, once I had diecut one end, I simply flipped the die around to diecut the other end so it was a perfect match.

I added a Papermania silver star rhinestone to each end of the sentiment panel then attached the panel using doublesided tape.

I diecut some snowflakes out of silver glitter cardstock using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set then glued them onto the scene using Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I added a tiny Papermania silver rhinestone to the snowflake centres.

Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog today :-)


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Starry Christmas

Ink:  Versamark Watermark

Designer paper:  None

Accessories:  Powder tool, Papermania silver rhinestones set PMA 351103, Ranger Superfine silver embossing powder, heat-gun, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflake embossing folder (retired), Tombow Mono Multi glue, Ranger Wonder tape, Perfect Layers Tools, Cardstock: white, silver glitter

Dies:  Memory Box - Dancing Snowflake Frame #99281 + Deer Trio #98166, My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax, Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes #1234


Merry said...

Hi Jocelyn, so great to see your name pop up. This is a lovely card and I love your idea of white with a touch of silver. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Elaine said...

A beautiful Card. Love it. Hope you have a wonderful new year xx

Neva Zver said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and great use of dies and embellies. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT


Beautiful and wonderful card thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Michelle said...

I love white cards too, although they never look right when I make them. Yours is beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful holiday & that the new year is all you want it to be! xoxoxoxo Michelle

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear Jobear,
Ah, so very nice to see your blog post come through my email. I miss you, dear friend. I pray your Christmas was God blessed in every way. Wonderful white on white card, never ever done one... yet.. 😁
Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the others too.❤❤
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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