Stamps: MFT - Simply Snowflakes, Anything but Basic Birthday Wishes
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin; Gina K - Black Onyx
Dies: MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 2 - #9
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour card; Clear Embossing Powder; SU Card - Poppy Parade; Sheer Shimmer - Sparkle
I got the idea for using snowflakes on a birthday card from this week's challenge at Just Us Girls - JUGS#517. The colour inspiration and layout came from Amy Lee, although I've changed them up a bit; I'm so out of practice that I need to CASE at the moment. I'm also submitting this card to Seize the Birthday - STB#180 where anything goes.
I die cut a panel of watercolour card, stamped the snowflakes in Versamark, heat embossed with clear powder and then added colour. I wet the card and simply added the three shades of Distress ink and allowed them to blend. I also added some shimmer to the panel using Sparkle Shimmer Spray - it's so pretty in real-life. I finished the panel by stamping a simple greeting at the top. I adhered the panel with double-sided tape. On the inside I cut a mat layer of red card, a layer of white card slightly smaller on which I stamped another greeting and a few coloured snowflakes. I like that you can make snowflakes work in any colour!!
That's all for now. I still have lots of cards to make. And I've still got quite a lot of sorting out to finish in my craft room - we used it as a dumping ground while all the building/renovation work was going on, so I've got stuff to move! See you soon.