Friday, 29 June 2012
Oh Christmas Tree...
Well my lovely new stamps arrived yesterday from
and I just couldn't wait to have a play!
The new stamps were from her lovely newly released christmas collection
I have used Starry Tree JUN007 and Snowflake cluster JUN012
The sentiment stamp used on the card was from Personal Impressions Snow Is Falling PICSA6155 designed by Lindsay Mason
I started by folding a sheet of bright white card in half to create my A5 card blank
Using a sheet of the same card I cut it into 2 pieces then rubbed an antistatic bag all over one piece
The snowflake cluster stamp was positioned on a small acrylic block then using a versamark pad I covered the stamp and began randomly stamping the card – inking up the stamp each time.
Once I felt I had enough of the snowflakes covering my card I covered the whole card with WOW Silver Sparkle embossing powder and tipped the excess back into a tidy tray
I then heated with a heat gun until all the powder was melted then set this to a side until it was needed.
The tree was placed on a large clarity stamps handle and again I inked up with a versamark pad and stamped the tree onto a piece of the white card – covered with the same WOW embossing powder – tipped off the excess and heated.
Finally I stamped out the sentiment and again heat embossed
I was now ready to start building up my card.
It was now that I realised I didn't have enough of the background snowflakes so added more – stamping and embossing until I was happy with it.
Taking a sheet of silver mirri card I matted the snowflakes background to it leaving a border then attached to the front of my card with double sided tape.
The tree was matted onto silver mirri card then bright white card leaving narrow borders each time – this was attached to the card with large sticky pads.
Under the tree I placed the sentiment that had been matted onto silver mirri then bright white card – this was also attached with large sticky pads.
Finally I found a length of pretty white wired organza ribbon that had silver snowflakes on it so I added it around the spine and tied into a neat knot then cut away the excess.
And that gives me the pretty finished card...
But is it finished?
I am thinking that I might just add some clear ab gems to the centre of all the swirls on the tree – what do you think please?
Don't be shy – leave me a comment – I used to get them but they have well and truly dried up these days I think!!!!