Sorry I missed posting yesterday but we had our last Quilt meeting of 2014 and the last in our current venue, so I was out early in order that I could help pack our cabinet up ready for it to be moved. A lovely lunch was had and I will share the Bran Tub present I made shortly, now that the recipient has received it.
Now on to today's card which I am sharing. As you will realise by now, I am following Linda of Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas, but with cards instead using Linda's tags as inspiration. So without further ado here is #3...
And now here is Linda's inspiration tag...
Isn't Linda's tag just beautiful?
So I guess you want to know what I did? First off, I didn't have a stencil with snowflakes on so I resorted to my trusty Silhouette and found a snowflake background which I then cut using quilting stencil plastic. I do love it when my hobbies collide! I will say this cutting and picking all the plastic took quite some time, but it was well worth it as I know I will use this stencil A LOT! Thanks Linda for making me look for this.
Now next mission was to create a background. I tried first off with some Pine Needles distress stain but this came out too heavy and darker than I wanted. Hmmmn. Next idea! Ahhh Colourwash! Now I still have the original set of these and there is a beautiful greeny colour called Bottle in the originals. I poured some into a mini spray, added some Perfect Pearls and topped it up with water to lessen the density of colour and the pearls gave it a fabulous shimmer. Once this was sorted I wanted some shimmer around the card so I stamped with my Hampton Arts speckled stamp and Versamark. First I used silver embossing powder and then Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder.
Background sorted, now I needed to work on the rest of the card. I wanted to add a little metal on there so found a small Snippet of Ranger foil tape, mounted it on to card and then used some Adirondack alcohol inks on there in Copper, Stream, Clover, Silver and and stream. Once I was happy with the background I then ran it through the B/S with my TH showflake embossing folder and sanded it before trimming it to size.
For the Snowflake I decided to use the TH snowflake die and a Snippet of white card to which I inked some Pine Needles DI before punching the last bit of embossed metal for the centre.
Now just for a sentiment for which I reached for my current favourite TH stamps. I used TH Archival ink and some clear embossing powder. Once heated and dried I trimmed the card to size, mounted it onto some silver cardstock before placing this onto a blank white card which I had inked with Pine Needles DI.
Thanks once again to Linda for the inspiration for this card, which so far is my favourite, but at only #3 this may be subject to change!! Watch this space!! And thank YOU for visiting my blog and please do let me know what you think of this card. I do love to read your comments. Why not give the challenge a go? It is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and well worth entering just to have a spend in Linda's store.
I am sharing this card with the Snippets Playground too as there are several Snippets used up here.
Have a great week.