Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Doesn't the time fly I can't believe its time for my Wednesday spot on the Creative Expressions design team again! This month we are focusing on the Snowflake background and I have to say, as can be testified by anyone who has attended one of my demo days, that I am spoilt for choice which card to show today. This card is a variation of a shaker card as with the background being covered in iced snow then the loose snow falls gently (this really is a card you need to see in real life)
I stared by cutting the snowflake background (with out any of the centre pieces added) in coconut white foundation card. I left a large bored around the die and added a piece of aqua card, with double sided adhesive added to it, behind the snowflake die cut. Next I put iced snow all over the piece so that it stuck where the adhesive was, this gives the lovely snowy background.
To make the shaker element of the card I made a frame in aqua card using the background die as a guide for the internal aperture. I then added a piece if acetate behind the frame and ran foam tape all round the back of the frame so that there were no gaps. I poured a sprinkling of loose iced snow into the middle of the background piece and stuck the frame over this.
What this does is that the iced snow on the background catches the loose iced snow so that the snow appears to be falling slowly rather than just collecting at the bottom.
The remainder of the back of the card was made with my usual layers of aqua and white to frame the centre piece.
The front of the card, and its effective sentiment, is made by simply die cutting the Sue Wilson treating tree die in aqua card and embossing it. Its important to emboss this die cut as the letters all have raised areas which you can bring out, as i have here, using pewter gilding wax.
A simple double bow of green bakers twine finishes the front and gives a focal point to this, hopefully, classic Christmas card.
don't forget to pop over to the Creative Expressios design team blog HERE and see what the rest of the team have come up with and if you have time leave a comment! lol
Back tomorrow with a last sneak peak for the Hochanda Shows along with a double giveaway, one on here and another on my Facebook! if you haven't joined my Facebook page then here's fair warning! lol
Creative expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Aqua & Coconut white foundation card
CE double sided adhesive sheet
primary set bakers twine.