Hi there my crafty friends! A few more of these double days still until the big day is upon us, not long now. The first card showcases one of my favourite techniques: the shaving foam technique. I have used a Chipped Sapphire distress reinker dripped on to the shaving foam for this one. I won't go into detail here, but there are several Youtube videos showing this as well as a step by step tutorial at the top of my blog if you haven't seen it. Once I finished the marbling part of this, I dried and covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet, then micro beaded it for additional texture. I matted it with French Navy card. I cut a smaller piece of navy card and matted it with white for my focal element. I cut all the pieces of my Snowflake die set and layered them up. For the middle snowflake, I sprayed it with glue and glittered it for a touch of bling. I added my usual mats and layers and flatback pearls to the corners and centre of the snowflake. The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
Card number two was a bit of an experiment. I used a piece of coconut white card and spread various shades of sparkle texture paste on it. I used the ocean spray, periwinkle, lilac blush and polar white and allowed it to dry overnight. Once dry, I ran it through the GC on the emboss setting to flatten it out. I cut the Snowflake background die and used the oval die to cut an aperture into the centre of the background too. I added a thin frame around the opening using the different sized ovals in the set. I added mounting foam then placed it over the sparkle texture paste background. I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced flags set. I added it across the opening and cut a couple of Filigree Poinsettias out of vellum to add as accents. I seated the flowers on some white tulle and a bow tied from various matching shades of thin satin ribbon. The card was finished with a white on white mat with piercing. The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 8" in size. All for now, Sue x