Tuesday, 27 August 2013

And So It Begins

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here, I hope you had a great weekend.  Word has come down from the boss - Smile - 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
    Liquid Pearls
    Glitter glue
    Gold & silver embossing powders
    Distress inks
****Links to these items are below****
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.

Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 3  Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 2  Glitter Glue - Icicle  Liquid Pearls - Platinum  Liquid Pearls - Gold Pearl  WC05 Metallic Silver  WC04 Metallic Gold Rich   Straight Edge Card Pack 119 x 119mm - White VersaMark Ink Pad
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.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely simple but elegant cards.......The Boss, lol....you make me chuckle Bah Humbug!....xx


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