Friday, November 27, 2009

Dazzling Snowflakes

This is the first card we made at my recent Stamp-A-Stack. I saw several similar color combinations on Splitcoast and I thought that it would look nice with Serene Snowflakes and some Dazzling Diamonds.

Parts of the snowflake are highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds. We used the 2 way glue pen and added the Dazzling Diamonds and then shook off the excess. The chocolate chip layer is dressed up along the edge with the scallop border punch. We used the small double rectangle punch just above the scallops and then pulled about 5 inches of organza ribbon through the 2 small holes and pulled the ends back to the front.

A great card for upcoming winter birthdays, Christmas or after Christmas thank yous. The photo doesn't show the sparkle well so you'll just have to trust me!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes

Ink: Brocade Blue

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Accessories: scallop border punch, double rectangle punch, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Whisper White organza ribbon

Stamp-A-Stack Patterned Pines

This is the second card we made at my recent Stamp-A-Stack. We used the Patterned Pines hostess level 1 set from the Occasions Mini.

The pines were stamped in Always Artichoke. The sentiment was stamped in Bravo Burgundy. The stars on the top of the tree were done using the Champagne Mist shimmer paint applied directly to the stamp using a sponge dauber and then stamped onto the cardstock.

Now what makes this card really cool and it doesn't show on the photo is that it has a subtle all over sparkle. We used shimmer mist made using shimmer paint. Fill up a small travel sized spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, add 8-10 drops of shimmer paint and shake it up really well. Spritz your card 2-3 times for all over coverage. When the alcohol dries in a few minutes the card stock is sparkly! Make sure you shake up the shimmer mist really well before spraying as the shimmer paint settles pretty quickly.

This would be a super simple Christmas card to make in a large quantity as it gives a big WOW! and you don't need a ton of supplies.

***I apologize for the dim photo---my camera doesn't seem to be working correctly and it was cloudy day!

Stamps: Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays

Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy

Cardstock: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Shimmer Mist (see above for directions to make shimmer mist)