Saturday, December 31, 2016
Memory Box Dancing Snowflake Frame Christmas card
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 :-)
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