Friday, December 27, 2013

Time To Play A Little Catch Up

Now that the crazyness of Christmas is over, I find I have a little time to post some of the things I have been doing in the past couple of months.

First off, here are some of the cards I made for my fall shipment to Operation Write Home.

Next up, are a couple of items that I made for swaps that I was in at A Lil Scrap Of Heaven. The first photo is of a charm that I made for my partner in the charm swap. Some of the beads that I used on this charm were from some beads that my grandson found for me. He came across a woman that was going to throw them out, and when my grandson saw what they were, he knew that I made things with beads, so he asked the woman if he could have them, and she said yes. He brought them home to me, and I had a good time going through them all. I don't know why she was throwing them out, but I certainly scored, thanks to my thoughtful grandson.

This next photo is of a paintbrush that I altered in the altered paint brush swap at A Lil Scrap Of Heaven. I never altered a paintbrush, and I sure had a lot of fun.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Card A Day Blog Post: Snow

The theme for this week on the Card A Day Blog is, Snow, and here is the card I put together to start it off.

I decided to do something a little different with my snowflakes, I made them red. To begin with, I used a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I decided to make embossed snowflakes using Zing Glitter Finish Embossing powder in the color red. I first chose a small clear snowflake stamp from my stash, and randomly stamped around a piece of white card stock, cut to 4.75" x 3.5" , using my Versa Mark watermark stamp, sprinkling it with the glitter embossing powder, then heat setting it with my heat gun. I then matted that piece using a piece of red card stock cut to 5.25" x 4", and adhered them to the front of my white card base.

For my main image, I chose a larger snowflake that I had in my stash, used the same procedure that I used to emboss the smaller ones, then cut down around the snowflake as close as I could. To mat that piece, I cut a piece of red card stock to 4.25" x 2.75", then I dry embossed it using a snowflake embossing folder, by Darice, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I then ran a piece of white diamond satin ribbon, form Really Reasonable Ribbon, part way across the middle of my embossed piece, and added a piece of snowflakes on red satin ribbon, across the top of the white ribbon. I then place my large snowflake image to the right side of that piece.

You can't see it very well in the picture, but the snowflakes really sparkle with the glitter embossing powder, without most of the mess that glitter usually leaves behind, over and over again, and it leaves that raised effect created by embossing powder.

I hope you like my creation, and as always, I would love to hear what you think, so if you have the chance, please leave me a comment, I would surely appreciate it. Also, be sure to check in with The Card A Day Blog every day for some wonderful card making inspiration. If you're into challenges, check out our monthly challenge, for a chance to win a great prize!