Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cold Days . . . Warm Hearts Card

Here in Kansas it has been downright CHILLY! Although I am not a fan of the cold, it does give me more time to craft.  I have been trying to finish Christmas Cards.  Unfortunately, I stink at mass producing.  I am good for about 3-5 of the same thing, then I have to change it up.  So this is another Christmas card that will be going out in the mail tomorrow.
I used a sketch from Jana Eubank from the Cricut Circle Blog for the weekly challenge.  It was a fairly easy sketch that has lots of room for interpretation.  I decided to use the colors from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog of Blue, Silver and White.
 The card is a standard A2. I cut a mat for the card, as well as the frame and coordinating shadow from Ornamental Iron at 4.76 inches.  The paper is from DCWV Winter Wonder Stack.
Sorry this pic is hard to see.  I have tried to darken it a little.
 I also cut a large snow flake at 1.94 inches and 2 small snowflakes at .92 inches from clear acetate.  Each snow flake was spritzed with Sapphire and Key Lime Glimmer Mist.  I then used a little of Chalk Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. 
I know that sounds confusing the the color is Chalk.  The product is Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.
 Once they were dried, I tinted them randomly with Sailboat Blue Alcohol Ink. I also tinted a few clear plastic discs.
While my snowflakes dried, I assembled the card. I actually turned the cut upside down so my image would match the sketch better.
I used a different colored paper so you could see the acetate and stamp better.
Then I stamped my sentiment on a clear acetate rectangle cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 2.88 inches x .62 inches. I stamped with Black Staz-On.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Stamps "Winter Fun".
Then I used Tombo Vellum to adhere the acetate to the card.  I always cover the entire acetate cut with Tombo Vellum so there is no visible adhesive.
Next I applied the tinted snowflakes with the same Tombo adhesive.  The tinted skittles were applied with E6000.
Then I tied a wired blue satin ribbon to the side of the card.
My final step was the inside sentiment "Warm Wishes". This is a wood mounted rubber stamp from Michaels' $1 bin.  I stamped it with the Broken China Distress Ink.
Here are some close ups. In this picture, you can see the dimension of the card.
I love how the snowflakes glisten.
 
Since I coated the back of the acetate tag, the sentiment is very clear to read and there is no visible adhesive behind the acetate.
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7 comments:

Deneen said...

Your color combo is great...Such a beautiful card. The Ornamental Iron Cartridge has wonderful designs on it.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a beautiful card. I just love the effect of the accetate. So special! TFS

Scrappy Chic said...

I love it...this is so pretty.

Christine said...

Hi Elizabeth! Love this card--really pretty. I was wondering how you find the Ornamental Iron designs to cut. Do you have particular settings for such intricate cuts? What kind of paper did you use? I don't have this cart yet, but it's on my list. So, no rush for answers, but I am curious as I've had some issues with similar kinds of cuts. Thanks!

Christine said...

Hi Elizabeth! Love this card--really pretty. I was wondering how you find the Ornamental Iron designs to cut. Do you have particular settings for such intricate cuts? What kind of paper did you use? I don't have this cart yet, but it's on my list. So, no rush for answers, but I am curious as I've had some issues with similar kinds of cuts. Thanks!

Kim V. said...

I love the colors on this card! Very nice.

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) the paper and colours are fabulous :-)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

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