Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Its time for the Creative Expressions design team project again (aren't the weeks flying by!) and we are using the Festive Collection from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. This month I am using the Snowflake background (the large one not the same as the small one from yesterday)
I started by die cutting the background using in Snow Fibre paper which gives a beautiful textural look. Next I die cur the smallest oval die that is included in the background set, whilst in the die I shaded the top using Adirondack snow cap white ink pad and a smoothie. I added hand drawn stars using a silver gel pen.
I mounted this piece in a frame cut form cobalt foundation card and added a wider frame cut in coconut white to give the piece some focus. I find that by framing your cards It gives some definition and shows us where to look!
Next I cut the winter trees in cobalt and added cosmic shimmer dries clear glue to the branches. I then dipped them in White ice, one of the glitter jewel range, this is a solid white glitter that has an interference included which means that it sparkles with different colours (in real life) just like clean snow. I added a few cosmic pearl PVA dots to highlight the snowflakes on the background and the main image was finished.
To finish the card I added a few layers of cobalt and white to make a card blank and mounted the framed element on top. I finally added a couple of pearl sprays in the corners to highlight the image and finished.
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Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Snow fibre paper
White ice glitter jewels
Adirondack snow cap ink pad
Coconut white and Cobalt foundation card.