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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