Friday, 5 October 2012

day 3 of the xmas card designs

Good morning to you all, I think its starting to feel a bit frosty now in the mornings in Scotland  so i decided i would show you my frosty looking card, 

this was a card. i tweaked and tweaked and still didn't know were i was going, one of those cards that takes all day to make.

i was fairly happy with the end result and i hope you feel the same.

as always i started with a 8x8 card blank and picked a blue icy looking card from my co-ordinations Christmas pad.this one has snowflakes on so i sanded it a bit just so they came out of the card a little. 
I used a white card and stamped my background onto it this time using a black ink (archival) and before it dried i went over with my ultra thick embossing powder to give a high gloss finish to it. i cut out off black card a elongated flag shape.
i then cut out 2 borders and placed them each side of my embossed card, I then mounted all of that on to my blue card using foam pads to give dimension.
i stamped my sentiment and did my usual faux gems using the blue and silver coloured cosmic shimmer glue.
that was what i thought was the end of the card, then a few hours later i looked at it and thought no its not finished. I reached for my Christmas peel off s and found some melting snow shimmery ones so i added them to the top and bottom of my card were i had embossed. Then added a bow in the similar blue card and that then i thought was finished....

Again a few hours later i still wasn't happy so reached again for the peel offs, this time i used 2 bells again in the shimmery style i mounted them on black card and cut around this time i added them to the bottom corners, i was nearly happy!!!

I went back to my cosmic shimmer glues and decided to place little dots on my embossed card at the end off every swirl and in a few of the snowflakes,
i then just added a dazzlers button to my bow and i was finally happy with the card.....

it was a labour of love ... i have never gone back to card so many times in one day i must have been mad. but you know when something is not right. i feel this has to be one of the most expensive card i have made if you add the materials and time used to create it. but that's what a hand crafted card is all about, and thats the difference between hand-crafted and home-made cards.!!!

i hope you like it and if you do please leave a comment, again i would love to hear your views and comments good or bad!! 

just to mention i have brought some new Christmas dies and i cant wait to use them so make sure you tune in tomorrow as i will be using one of them, i havent even seen sue wilson use these yet, soooooo make sure you come back to see the card.
exciting stuff!!!
so thats it for today take care folks


ttfn xxx

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