That Jennifer McGuire is a smart cookie; always using that engineers brain to come up with great tips, tricks and techniques! Last weekend was really busy and tiring for me with a hotel stay for a swim meet and I was feeling a little jaded when I sat down at my desk yesterday. I wanted to make something but was just staring into space when I remembered one of Jennifer’s recent posts where she used a favourite card from the past for inspiration – just what I need to get a kick start :D Thanks Jennifer! I chose to combine elements of these two cards – the sparkle, vellum and kraft from the first with the frame elements and embossing paste from the second.
It’s interesting to see how my photographs have changed over the year from one card to the next; I like both styles but for different reasons. Anyway, back to today. To start I swiped Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste through the Falling Snow stencil onto kraft card and left to dry. Meanwhile I cut the Holiday Frame from white card and then used the Abby snowflake die to cut two snowflakes from glitter card and a third from vellum. The vellum one I layered over a RyLynn snowflake cut from some of the same glitter card. The larger snowflake is backed by a twine bow and all three snowflakes had a little extra sparkle added with some sequins. Then it was simply a case of pegging the frame to the kraft panel and dotting the snowflakes around. The panel is mounted onto a top folding white card base. Such a quick and easy card and yet there is lots going on with the layers and sparkle :D
In other news, did you see that Simon has just had a new special release?!
Dies – Simon Says Stamp holiday frames, abby snowflake, RyLynn snowflake; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp falling snow; Card – Bazzill marshmallow, 40lb vellum, Neenah desert storm 80lb, glitter card from stash; Twine – May Arts; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh 4mm, 6mm sparkling clear; Ranger glossy accents; Embossing Paste – Wendy Vecchi white; Clothes peg from stash