I know Think Snow is not what we really should be doing at this time of year but let's face it we may get snow very early this year - this is certainly a lousy summer so far except the the occasional warm day.
Anyway, this is a card that I'm hoping to demo in the 2pm show today.
For the background, I've used the Couture Creations Wild Poinsettia Embossing Folder with some white card through the Grand Calibur. I popped it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.
I cut a 1" strip of cobalt card and used the Spellbinders Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities to cut an insert in it. I glued a strip of white card behind the pattern. I wrapped a piece of white crochet ribbon around the card and then glued the border on top.
I cut the largest of the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament dies out of cobalt card. I then cut 4 of the motifs out of white card using the Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant die set. I inked through the die on all of them with Chipped Sapphire. On 2 of the motifs I snipped the fancy pointy bits off with my scissors. I then scored across the centre to divide the motif into 6, turned it over and scored in between these sections (I'll show this in the demo). I made a cut along half of one of the lines on each of the trimmed motifs and then concertina folded. I glued them together with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.
I glued one of the complete motifs to the bauble die cut. I added 3d foam to the back of the other one and then put it on top of the first rotating it slightly. I glued the concertina pendants on top. I cut 2 snowflakes (same die set) from white card - these benefit from a bit of greaseproof proof paper between the die and the card. I inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire and added them to the motifs with a few foam pads. I finished off with a half pearl in the centre.
I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions WInter Greetings Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire.
I finished the card off with some Blue Glass Glintz and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White.
Hope you can join me later on Create & Craft at 2pm and 8pm with Nigel.
Thanks for stopping by.