Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Winter Card & Last Chance to Enter!!

Hi all you Happy Crafters!  It’s Christi again with another fun card using products from Globecraft & Piccolo. Before I get into my newest creation, I want to let you all know that this is the LAST day to enter for a $10 gift certificate to Globecraft & Piccolo.  How do you enter? 
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On with the show! Here is my finished card.  Read on and you will learn how to make this cute card.
My finished card
 This is the second project I have made using just one set of Bejeweled Snowflakes Accents!! After I had removed all the beautiful snowflakes from the board I noticed that there was a stencil possibility hiding within the “scrap” (really, is anything ever scrap to a crafter?) or the negative left after removing the snowflakes.  I carefully cut off the parts I didn’t want and was thrilled to see a snowflake stencil ready for me to use.
The chipboard is very sturdy & flexible
I decided I wanted to make a card. I love shades of blue with silver.  Especially brilliant blues.  And what goes better for a shivery winter card than blue and silver?  I had already made the background paper using Distress Paints for another project (I used Distress Paints in Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky & Brushed Pewter and a piece of watercolor paper – the paints were pounced on the craft mat, sprayed with water and the paper was smooshed into the paint), so I just built off of that.
 
Items I used:
Stencil Imade from Bejewled Snowflakes  
Crafters Pick Adhesive (I use this glue ALL the time!)  
Stampin’ Up! Everyday Flexible Phrases Rubber Stamp set
Base card in Cream
Piece of Background Paper, already prepared (see description above)
Piece of Gray cardstock
Piece of gray/blue cardstock
Dylusions Spray Ink in London Blue
Krylon Leafing Pen in Silver
Robin’s Nest Drops
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Removable Tape (to hold the stencil in place. I used blue painters tape)

First step in making this card was I took my background paper, laid the stencil over it and spritzed it with Dylusions in London Blue.  Lifted off the stencil and chose where I was going to trim the paper down. 
You can see the tape marks!
 Once it was dry, I trimmed it and in the middle of the full snowflakes I added a wee dot of 3D Enamel Gel in Satin Silver. The gel looks blue in some pictures and I am not sure if it picked up some of the spray ink or it is the reflection of the blue in the metallic – makes no difference to me either way – I set the panel aside so I would not smoosh the dots as they dried (and yes, I have smooshed many a drying dot!). 

I took a spare piece of cream cardstock and stamped my little sentiment, Happy Winter, with the Jet Black ink – this was a test since the stamps I used are the old fashioned, can’t see through the wooden block type of stamps, which I had hand mounted.  After a bazillion tries, I think I got it straight enough.  Or, let’s just say it IS straight enough. I mounted that on a piece of grayish blue cardstock & then again on a piece of cream because at this point I was vacillating between a cream or blue card base. 

Back to the panel where I used the snowflake stencil.  I swiped my Krylon Leafing Pen in Silver around the sides of the background paper and mounted it on a gray piece of cardstock.  Then I mounted the whole shebang on the card base, which as you can see was decided to be cream and added the three little dots.

The 3DEnamel Gel also works when you want a cute little dot on your card or project, but I haven’t gotten the hang of making them even remotely the same size, so I cheated and used pre-made dots.  I am practicing though & hope my dots will debut soon.

Stay tuned for my third project still using only one set of the Bejeweled Snowflakes set – if that isn’t a good deal, I don’t know what is!  I hope your weather is settling down a bit and that you & yours have a wonderful week!

Thanks!
Christi

7 comments:

Debbie's Time Out said...

Beautiful card and great idea using the negative

Angi MakingMayhem said...

You know you are a serious crafter when you look at the 'throw away' bits' to see *how* not if, you can use them! Great use of the snowflake negative!

MRENEE said...

I love your items and can't wait to start playing.

Pat Moore said...

Beautiful and creative as well. Yes I save everything.

BarbaraW said...

Those snowflakes are beautiful and love the stencil idea.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful card, love how you used the scraps as a stencil, it's a great way to get more bang for your crafting buck.

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a gorgeous background you have created with the negative of the snowflakes. Very clever, Christi!