The tag Linda made for week #11 is here . It is a gorgeous burnished silver tag and initially I wanted to try this technique. I do have some Ranger foil and planned a burnished silver card. However things did not quite work out to plan and my card today is actually a happy accident! I was also inspired by the snowflakes with gems Linda used, so I wanted to include some on my card too.
So this is what happened. I first die cut some Cheery Lynn snowflakes twice and stuck them together and arranged 6 on a sheet of card.
I thought that they would be thick enough when I added the foil and tried to burnish them through.
However this didn't really work, even when I used a stylus. I think with hindsight they needed to be cut in chipboard but I am not sure the dies would cope with that sort of thickness.
Now my crafting time is extremely limited, especially at the moment, and I am never usually a girl who throws anything in the bin and starts again. I needed to rescue this and I had a think and decided that I would turn it into a focal for my card by adding some alcohol inks for some colour and texture. Out came my few bottles of alcohol ink and I had a play.
I kept added drops and also rubbed some areas with a scrunched up paper towel until I was happy.
I then cut a piece to make into a focal ( and I still have these 2 pieces below spare)
I then used a snowflake embossing folder on another piece of Ranger foil
and matted it onto some blue card for a backing piece.
I put on my creative hat and put my elements together. Here is my finished card, you need to put on your sunglasses as it is so hard to photograph as it really shines.
I rather like my happy accident, as it made a really stunning inky focal and I still have all those lovely sparkly snowflakes but on the embossed foil background. My Hb nabbed this card for one of his work colleagues as he really liked it.
Here are a couple of close ups.
I added a LOTV sentiment, some gems, a blue ribbon and a Cheery Lynn holly corner which I edged with blue.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #11
Little Claire's a special card
Pan Pastel UK Christmas
We do doobadoo Festive Spirit
The artistic stamper anything goes
Vintage stamping a Christmas song mine is of course is Dean Martin's Let it snow
Sparkles Christmas it's a blue Christmas
Penny Black and more Special occasions mine is obviously Christmas
Jelly Park ribbons/bows
Whimsy stamps anything goes
Pile it on anything goes Christmas/holidays
Papertake Weekly last Christmas card of the year
Deep Ocean Christmas is all around
Dream Valley Christmas
Simon says stamp Wednesday winter photo inspiration I was inspired by the snowflakes and the beautiful blue sky in the first photo.
Creative Inspirations Christmas/New Year
Thanks for visiting today, I know how busy everyone is . I am going to try to get my final Funkie Junkie project made after work today...I am planning something a little different if I have the time...watch this space.
Less than 8 days to go now.....are you nearly ready?
I am planning to start my countdown to Christmas tomorrow with a post each day until Christmas Eve. I still have lots to show including my annual Christmas crackers. I do hope you can join me and share my excitement at my favourite time of the year.
Bye for now,