Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m still making a few final Christmas cards, and turned to another one of the Claritystamp dies as the focal point for this card. The design is inspired by this week’s sketch over at the Fab Friday Challenge (http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/), and I’ll also be sharing it over at The Paper Players (http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/) because I think it does look a lot like Christmas!
I started with a piece of the Claritystamp ‘Antarctica’ designer paper, and scattered Wow’s ‘opaque bright white ultra high’ powder around the top. This is a great technique I picked up in a recent online class with Marion Emberson – you don’t need to add ink, just hold the paper very carefully and heat the powder from underneath to melt it. It gives a great effect for snow, and I added a couple of snow drifts as well.
Next was to die cut the deer, and mount it onto the paper. These dies cut such clear images, they don’t really need any further embellishment.
Finally, I added a strip of dark blue card across the bottom of the die cut to sit under the snow drafts, and another strip of white on top stamped with the sentiment. The whole topper was then attached to a 6×6 card blank.
I’m busy now writing all my cards to get them into the post in good time – and hoping that I won’t need to make too many more!