Sunday, 29 November 2009

Side Step and Snowflakes

I have made a side step card as well as what I use to make my snowflake embellishments for the Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspirations blog.  This is just a few pics of how I put the card together.
So firstly I designed the template to fit the images. There are lots of templates out there, all very similar but I needed slightly different measurements to fit the images that I wanted to use so made my own (with a ruler, loads of sheets of paper most of which went in the bin and a lot of muttering till I was happy with the sizes). If you want to use this template, click on it to get the full size. This is designed to fit an A4 sheet of card.
Then I decided where I was going to place the designer paper and cut the red mats and DP to fit. I also cut a Spellbinders Fancy Label for the sentiment.
The card taking shape when the papers are added
I chose Wee and reindeer and Wee and Christmastree which I coloured with distress inks and H2O's. I cut the images out and adhered them to smaller die cut Spellbinders Nestibilities Rectangle dies (I did it this way to keep the rectangles small enough not to overwhelm the card). Once I had made the card I decided I wanted a sentiment so cut another couple of rectangles out of red and white card, stamped the sentiment and then adhered this with prepositional tape. This way I can remove the sentiment to write on it and pop it back in place.

Now for the Snowflakes
For the snowflakes I cut several acetate and parchment snowflakes with the Spellbinders Create-a-Flake 1 and I punched out some small snowflakes with a Punch Bunch snowflake punch.
For the acetate snowflakes I coat the acetate die cut with Glossy Accents and then dip it in to a tub of Twinklets (push down on the back of the die cut to make sure it is coated properly). I prefer Glossy Accents as it does not shrink when it dries and is nice and thick to grip the Twinklets. Allow this to dry (I usually place mine on a radiator as I am too impatient to wait for it to dry naturally).
For the Parchment snowflakes, cut and emboss the snowflakes (I use Pergamano parchment paper but any parchment will do). Go around the edge of the snowflakes with a Krylon Silver Leafing pen and allow to dry. Then apply some Stickles Stardust to the raised, embossed parts and allow to dry.
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  1. OH This is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE those snowflakes!!! Thank you for sharing.... now to figure out those metric measurements, American are HARD ENOUGH for me... LOL I just call them, those tiny lines or the really tiny lines.... DH HATES IT, he's a Carpenter! LOL

  2. Fantastic card Bev.. I too love the snowflakes and have just been looking at the spellbinders dies in a local shop. Now I HAVE to go back and get them. Don't know where I will get the punch from though as I don't know anyone round here that sells that make... Still many thanks for the inspiration..Peter

  3. hi bev this is gorgeous. how do you colour the stamps in so beautifully? what do you use? again this is gorgeous :)

  4. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!


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