We survived an ice storm without loosing our electricity. So happy we could just stay home safe & sound. Then we had a wind storm, but power was only out 3 hours that morning, so not a big deal. So many people had major issues--hope it wasn't you!
I've joined in at The Snippets Playground
for several years & have a lot of friends because of it. The only stipulation for the current challenge is that you use your snippets (scraps) for a non-Christmas project. I had something else in mind, but then I saw SSS Heart of Flowers die in my stash. Decided to make a Valentine & ended up with 2. I pulled out 2 beautiful scraps of Bazzill textured cardstock--pink & purple.
I won't go into how I did the diecutting & saving the pieces to inlay as it was NOT the best method--haha! Would have been best to attach the cardstock to double sided adhesive before diecutting. But, all's well that ends well & I do love the final results.
For the first card I die cut the heart from a white scrap to use as a guide & used the white cardstock dots brushed with a silver shimmer pen. The embossed frame panel was given to me by a friend. After everything was in place, I decided to add Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the pink & purple pieces. Held my breath, afraid I'd mess it up. Actually, I did 2 coats to get a nice, smooth glaze. You can see a picture in my IG post
. The old MFT sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne. Couldn't let the leftover pieces go to waste, so I die cut the heart from another white scrap & attached all the pieces to a soft gray panel. Again I used the white dots, but this time I brushed them with a clear shimmer pen. Really like the look of stamping the sentiment along the side of the heart in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.
Most of you probably know I make Christmas cards all year long. I was happy to see the theme for CAS on Friday
is Christmas. Really wanted to see if I could use an image from Penny Black xmas sprig stamp set. My last try ended up in the trash & so did my first one this time. But, I didn't give up & actually like the final result.
I used markers & a little ink cube along with spritzing & a wet brush. Can't see in the picture, but I overstamped in Delicata Golden Glitz for a beautiful shimmer. The PTI sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn & I splattered a brown Zig. I distressed the edges, inked them in DO vintage photo & used cardstock scraps for dimension that doesn't require extra postage. Fun to use a red panel for my "white space" this time--love the festive look!
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