Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowflakes.

The last card of the eight. The one that was the most trouble but the one I liked making the most.
I inked the snowflake die over a sheet of plain white copy paper in a random pattern using distress ink in 'Stormy Sky' & 'Chipped Sapphire' and whilst still wet sprinkled with a very fine dusting of blue glitter.Once dry I cut to size and matted to the card front. Happy Christmas was stamped onto an oval die tag edged with distress ink and dipped in the same blue glitter.
The snowflakes were die cut from thin card and then coated in crackle paint. Two were painted with white and two painted in blue acrylic paint and whilst wet sprinkled with a fine dusting of the blue glitter. I then coated each one in a liberal coating of Glossy Accents and left to dry overnight and that's when the fun began.
You know when you see a sign on a newly painted park bench/railings saying WET PAINT don't you just have to test it to see? Well the blue ones were fine , dry as a bone and the white ones looked ok so just to test and be doubly sure I turned them over onto a sheet of news print and the rest is history (yesterdays news item to be precise.) Ok, so scrap those and start again.
Two white snowflakes later and for some reason the Glossy Accents dried with a distinct yellow tinge so scrap those and start again.
Third time lucky and it worked. Adhered them to the front of card with sticky pads and typed a verse in word to go inside.

After all that effort am entering into the following challenges:
By The Cute & Girly: Let it Snow.
Alphabet Challenge: W = White for Christmas.
Rainbow Lady's: White Christmas & Happy Christmas.
Papertake Weekly: Last Christmas .....Card of the Year.

20 comments:

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

It was worth it in the end, Mrs A...a very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Di said...

Beautiful result! I did laugh about the 'touching wet paint' bit - think we've all done that one :))) Di xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous - oops to the touching that sounds like something I would do!! Have a great christmas Mrs A - sending you hugs xx

Anonymous said...

I really like this snowflake card, its very frosty :D

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

This is beautiful! I love snowflakes. ; )
~Michele

Sandra said...

Hi, Your card is stunning.......loving the snowflakes just gorgeous:) Sandra H

Rainbow Lady said...

All the effort was worth it as this is a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and Happy Christmas Love Cynthia x

Catherine said...

This is simply gorgeous ! The snowflakes are so so beautiful ! Another stunning creation as always ! Have a lovely Christmas Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

starcyl said...

This is lovely and wellworth the time spent on it. Thanks for sharing t with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Jen said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's and Happy Christmas to you and yours.
Jen x

ElizabethR said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and a very Merry Christmas. Elizabeth x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, those snowflakes are fab. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and Merry Christmas
Claire xx

Ribbon Girl said...

They were worth the effort -look great. Thanks for joining in with Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous, always love how white goes well with blues. thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Sabina said...

What a lovely card!! Very frosty!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!

Faye said...

I think this card looks amazing, very stylish and snowflakey. xxx

Nasir said...

The card is very good in design and all the details in this card.

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kyanos said...

lovely, elegant and smart card!!! love it!!!thanks for playing with as at ABC Challenge
hugs

Martha said...

love the snowflake card... it's so me!
happy new year! x x

Lin said...

Thanks for joining in with our Frosty challenge at ABC.

Happy New Year!

Lin