Thursday, August 16, 2007

Snowflake Juggling

Interesting as I am finding all these snowy cards and I hate winter! It wasn't 90F today and I had long pants on. Anyone out there want to trade places with me? I will trade some stamps for permanent heat but then you get the sofa slug with it-so choose wisely.

Here we have another beauty from winter Stamp Camp at Stacey's. I honestly wasn't sure I like this at first but the more it shimmers in the sun the nicer it gets. Starting with a winter blue card folded on top to make a sandwich card, I stamped a snowflake image over and over in VersaMark ink. This will give you just a hint of color on the background card as anything else would have been overwhelming.

Take a matching blue ink (Stazon Azure works nicely) and stamp a snowman on white shimmer paper that is punched using a large square punch from Marvy. Set aside.Use pieces of light and medium blue card stocks, preferably with a little texture and cut oblong pieces to fit the front of the card. This will depend on how big a snowman stamp you use too-so size them up accordingly.

Tear the bottom of each and the lighter one is a bigger tear than the bottom. Tack after layering with a glue runner at the top only! Then dip the ends in a heatable glue tack or other similar product such as Palette
and when tacky dip in the finest glitter you can get. This is what makes it look like new fallen snow to me.

Add the snowman piece and then tack the layers to the card when dry at the top only. Run a pretty crystal ribbon under the snowman and tie in a bow to lie flat and then tack the bottom to the card too. I always have a hard time tying bows so found if I anchor part of what I am working on to another piece, I get it to lie better. The final touch is to add some Stickles around snowman and let dry.

I imagine a Christmas tree or a sleigh or even a small stamped scene would render this card quite well to winter. I know that Thomas Kincaid has some images available from here that would be wonderful for glittery cards.



    bonjour de belgique !

  2. Jan - that is very pretty and I like your technique with glittering the torn edges. It looks lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    Beth B. (mommy to a busy almost-4 year old)


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