Friday, December 08, 2006

Garnet Cranberry Snowflakes


You know, I have no clue why this idea never crossed my mind. I saw Alesha's awesome layered snowflake card and thought hey, I HAVE to try that! I've certainly spent plenty of time in the past cutting out all those snowflakes, so why not actually do something awesome with them?? I really liked her idea of emboss resisting them too, so I did that too. I did change up my layout and my colours. I thought it would look really stunning using cranberry and shimmery paper. Of course, other than the silver, I made my own shimmery paper (mix white pearl ex with rubbing alcohol, spray onto paper, let dry, then set with sealer). I also was somewhat inspired by another outrageously priced card at work. It was a huge square card. This one measures 5.5x5.5. The card base is actually vellum. I stamped the snowflakes with white craft, then dabbed the russet pearlex overtop to shimmer it all up. I sealed it afterwards too. This card also gave me an excuse to USE my rhinestone brads!! Each snowflake layer is mounted with a double layer of foam tape to give it quite a lot of dimension!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my, this card is way past gorgeous! I love the layered main image with the gem brad and love the card front as well. I am inspired!
    Terri

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  2. Oh!! wow!! I have the snowflake set and I would have never though about layering them either! How beautiful! I may have to try that too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Gorgeous card! This set is on my wish list. Just a tip about the Pearl-ex, if you mix it with hairspray instead of just alcohol, you don't have to seal it. The hairspray seals it automatically. :)

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  4. I really love this card. There are tons of snowflake cards around but this one is very unusual and unique. Great job,

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  5. love this - love the softness and the colors!!

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  6. Oh my GOSH - this is definitely the best form of flattery ever! I really love the colours that you chose and that you really liked it.

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