Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here, I hope you had a great weekend. Word has come down from the boss - - that it’s time I started thinking about projects for you-know-what in December. After much gnashing of teeth, I challenged myself to make four cards in an hour, using the following ingredients:
White card blanks
Scraps of core’dinations
Joy Crafts Ice Crystal dies
Gold & silver embossing powders
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The thing I did was to die cut the snowflakes. It’s the first time I’ve used these dies & I initially used a 300gsm card. It was too thick, even with Cut Rite wax paper the dies didn’t cut all the way through. So I tried a card blank, which is about 200-250 gsm, with the wax paper & after putting it through the Big Shot a few times, it worked. The die cuts are quite delicate, so I would suggest that you place the card onto a piercing mat & gently push the card away from the die cut with a poky tool.
Once I had cut a small pile of snowflakes, I started on the cards. I used letters from an alphabet set of stamps that I’ve had in my stash for an age, stamped them with Versamark & heat set with gold or silver embossing powder.
Then I masked off the word with a post-it.
For each card, I swiped distress ink that corresponded with the core'dinations card, onto the craft sheet & spritzed it with water. then I loaded a small paintbrush with the ink & water mix & flicked it over the white card, until I was happy with the splatters.
Now it was time to put the cards together, keeping them very simple with accents of gold & silver liquid pearls & Icicle glitter glue……….
That’s it. I achieved my goal, all four cards were finished in under an hour. I think I will make more simple cards like this, they’re great for when you need a batch of quick cards. And I used some of my huge pile of scrap card stock too.
Thanks for visiting. I’ll be meeting Lisa this week to make plans for the next few weeks & also for the blog challenges between now & December, we will keep you updated as things occur. The current challenge runs until 10pm on Saturday, so I will be back on Sunday with a new one. Until then, happy crafting.