To make this card, I stamped out my image and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. Still loving them!!! Then I went a little crazy. I wanted the feel of a very wintery scene so I got out my Glossy Accents, my Stampendous Shaved Ice and my Martha Stewart Crystal Course glitter.
I started by folding a piece of scrap paper in half lengthwise. I put my image on top of the folded paper and wiped over it with a dryer sheet. This will help the glitter and shaved ice from sticking where it isn't supposed to stick. Then I used the glossy accents to outline the areas I wanted the "heavy snow". Then I opened up my Shaved Ice and sprinkled it over the glossy accents. I pressed down gently with my fingers. Next I picked up the image and tapped it gently over my folded piece of paper. Now to save every little bit, I pick up my folded paper and pinch it together a bit and use it as a funnel to pour the extra bits back into the container. Easy! I followed the same process with my glitter. Then I set it aside to dry.
Now I stamped out my sentiment and scanned it through my computer so I could adjust the size down a bit. I cut out the sentiment and the mat with my Nestabilities Dies. Then I stapled on a bit of ribbon. All that was left was to put the card together. I layered some papers and then my colored image and then used my double sided adhesive squares to "pop" the sentiment up off the page a bit. Voila! All done. What do you think??
Lucky for me I had this project all ready to go this week because yesterday I came home from taking my children to school and found that my dogs had gotten into some medications and eaten them. Since I wasn't home at the time, I had no idea who had eaten them so I had to take them all to the vet. Long story short - two of my three dogs are home and doing fine. One is still there and if all goes well will be home tomorrow. It has been a scary and stressful couple of days.
Last night to take my mind off of things, I pulled out a card making kit that I have had for quite awhile and made three cards. I was motivated by challenge 1 of the Big Idea Festival going on September 4th - 17th at Big Pictures Classes (for free). Stacy Julian has put out a challenge to everyone to Make Someones Day by sending them an actual handwritten letter or card.
I used one of the cards I made and to write a nice letter to a cousin that I haven't talked to in a long time. I even mailed it!! lol I challenge you to do this too. Do it right now. Pick up a piece of paper and a pen and write a letter and actually mail it!! You will make someone VERY happy! Don't you remember the joy of going to the mailbox and getting a card or letter or package? Google isn't cooporating with photo uploads so you are only going to get to see one of the three cards I made. I will try to add them on my next post.
This is getting very long so I will end here and talk to you again another day. Don't forget to join in on this months challenge (Stripes and/or Dot) on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge blog. And don't forget that I have TWO giveaways going on right now that you need to be apart of so that you might win!!!