A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Hi bloggers! Another Christmas card for a giveaway, I do hope you don't mind. The top portion of this card was created by using a piece of black gloss card larger than the finished size and coated it with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. I took the tops off of the Pixie Powders and used a brush to pick up colour and tap all over the card. I used Purple-Violet, Midnight Blue and Rich Gold for this background and repeated the same process with each of the colours until the glue was completely covered. I spritzed it lightly with water, ust enough to dampen the powder so it wouldn't blow away when heated. Next I used the heat tool to make the glue bubble. This process does take a bit of time, but keep heating untik the bubbling stops. You have actually just cooked the glue until it is more or less firm and almost dry. Do be careful touching it until it cools and this is why I suggest to start with a slightly larger piece of card so you can use the edge to grasp it when finished. Once cool, cut to the desired size using a paper cutter. I embossed a piece of coconut white card for it to attach to and show at the bottom of the card using the Ice Crystals embossing folder. I cut a thin strip of bright gold card and wrapped it around as a border between the top and bottom of the card. I cut the Illuminated Angel striplet out of white gloss card then backed it with bright Gold card and attached it to the centre of the card with mounting foam. I cut a large poinsettia out of white gloss card and seated it on the side with a metallic thread bow. The card was completed with white and gold mats. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size. Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one! All for now,