Monday, December 17, 2012

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Silver Snowflakes

Here is a very wintry Christmas card! I created this for sketch SCCSC125.
  


  • Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, More Merry Messages
  • Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Pewter embossing powder, Silver Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Snow Burst embossing folder (retired), Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat


Here is the sketch challenge that was created by Susie Nelson! 


I had the embossed vellum pieces lying around from my Winter Lantern project. I just stamped the vellum with the snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes in Versamark, covered the stamped image with Pewter embossing powder, and heated it with the Heat Tool until it was shiny.


To start off I cut a piece of Sahara Sand card stock 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored it at 4-1/4”. This card was a bit of a puzzle, so for the panels I started off with the panel on the left. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 1-7/8” x 3-5/8” and adhered it onto a 2” x 3-3/4” piece of Basic Black card stock. I cut the piece of embossed Vellum down to 1-7/8” x 3-5/8”. Then I placed the vellum on top of the Whisper White portion of the panel, lined it up, and pierced a hole in each of the corners with my Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat. Then I inserted a Silver Brad into each of the holes. This holds the vellum down in place without showing any adhesive. I adhered this panel onto the left side of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next up was the greeting panel. I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 1-1/4” x 2-3/4”. I stamped the greeting from More Merry Messages onto the Basic Black card stock in Versamark ink, covered the stamped image with Pewter embossing powder, and heated it with my heat tool. I adhered this onto a 1-3/8” x 2-7/8” piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I adhered this onto the card front making sure to line up the top of the panel with the top of the left panel and spaced it evenly from the outside edge of the Sahara Sand card base.


For the bottom right corner panel I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 1-1/4” x 2-1/8” and adhered it onto a 1-3/8” x 2-1/4” piece of Basic Black card stock. I cut the remaining vellum down to 1-1/4” x 2-1/8” and placed it on top of the Whisper White portion of the panel, lined it up, and pierced a hole in each of the corners with my Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat. Then I added a Silver Brad into each of the holes. I adhered this panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals being very careful to keep it straight with the edge of the panel on the left.

For the final panel, the bottom middle one, I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 1-1/4” x 2-1/8”. I thought it would be fun to add some texture on this one so I ran it through the Big Shot in the Snow Burst embossing folder and adhered it onto a 1-3/8” x 2-1/4” piece of Basic Black card stock. I adhered this final panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


So after a lot of thinking and a lot of math I ended up with this awesome, neutral, Christmas card! It is definitely going to someone special! But, to make it easier for you I provided the measurements. Also, the order that you adhere the panels in place makes it easier to end up with everything evenly spaced, so I recommend following the steps in order if you give this card a try.

So what do you think? 



1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the pewter embossing. Such a unique idea.

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