Friday, 13 November 2015
I thought, especially as we are getting closer to Christmas, that I should again try to restart the Christmas Friday as there aren't that many Fridays left!
Today's card is made using a variant of Sue Wilson's fire and Ice technique using Diamond snow rather than Iced snow to give a gentler, silk like look.
I started by cutting the Snowflake background by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions in coconut white foundation card. I used both the background and the centre filigree section in this cut, I find it easier to cut the background die first then add the centre panel and cut this separately. I then covered the front of the piece using a piece of CE double sided adhesive sheet. I then turned the piece over and covered the exposed adhesive with golden jewel gilding flakes. Next I turned the piece back to the front and removed the protective cover and covering the newly exposed adhesive with diamond snow.
I simply then cut the piece into three equal sections and mounted each one onto coconut white card. I then added all three panels to another layer of white and marked the centre of a few of the snowflakes with 5mm stick on pearls.
Then flower is another one of my fire and ice flowers where I cut Sue's classic poinsettia die from card I had gilded with Egyptian gold gilding flakes. I made up the flower and sprayed it with glue before shaking over more diamond snow. I finished the flower with a bow of raw silk satin ribbon and a gold dazzler in the centre.
I made the remainder of the card up using a piece of coconut white foundation card using the contemporary poinsettia embossing folder. I made a mat for this by running double sided adhesive tape all around a layer of card and gilded the edges with the same gilding flakes.