Friday, 2 October 2009

More Snowflakes!

And these snowflakes are super sparkly! I've finally got round to using VersaMark ink with Stamp & Bond powder for applying glitter to stamped images. I patted my VersaMark pad all over the images, applied the Stamp & Bond powder and heated it. Then I sprinkled on Crystal ultrafine glitter and heated the images again to set the glitter - fab!

The first card is a stepped up version of a card we made at card group this month. To step it up, I've glittered the snowflake circle, added iridescent blue Swarovski crystals to the punched snowflakes, added a snowflake charm to the ribbon and rounded all the corners.

This second card was inspired by a stunningly gorgeous card Joanne made at a class at the Glitter Pot. I saw the card when I was at her house for the Stampers Ten Make & Take evening, absolutely loved it and decided to CASE it.

The border on the left is made with 2 sizes of punched snowflakes. I've glued the larger ones flat to the card but the smaller ones are popped up with 3d foam pads. Circle and Labels Three Nesties were used for the image and mats. I've added silver Dew Drops to the Labels Three shape. The sentiment was stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White ink - next time I plan to heat emboss with white embossing powder to make the sentiment pop more. The sparkly snowflakes circle is popped up with 3d foam tape.

Supplies for the snowflakes window card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Snowflakes Circle cling stamp
CS: Craft Creations Hemp textured square card blank, SU! Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy
Ink: VersaMark & SU! Not Quite Navy
Tools: Nestability circle die, Sizzix Sizzlits Phrase, Let it Snow die, X Cut snowflake punch, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: Blue Offray ribbon, Stamp & Bond powder, crystal ultrafine glitter, blue iridescent Swarovski crystals, silver snowflake charm

Supplies for the Winter's Butterfly snowflakes card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Snowflakes Circle cling stamp & Winter's Butterfly
CS: SU! Whisper White, Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Not Quite Navy & Brilliance Moonlight White
Tools: Circle and Labels Three Nestability dies, snowflake punches
Embellishments: Stamp & Bond powder, crystal ultrafine glitter, silver Dew Drops, clear and blue Swarovski crystals, 3d foam tape & pads


1 comment:

Joanne said...

The heat, stick and sparkle is addictive isn't it?

Gorgeous cards Ruth. Love the blue on blue of the snowflake circle on the top one - well, the whole card really!