Sunday, 15 August 2021

Sparkling Snowflakes

Today's cards feature an embossing folder I picked up in a charity shop earlier this week...it's by Crafter's Companion, and I think it's called 'Sparkling Snowflake'. I started by inking a large acrylic block with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio & Salvaged Patina), spritzing it with a litte water, then stamping on to snippets of watercolour paper a couple of times...re-wetting the block in between. Once dry, I embossed them using the embossing folder, then inked over the raised areas using a Versamark inkpad before heat embossing it with 'Diamond White' embossing glitter from WOW. I heat embossed the sentiments (from a set by the Colorado Craft Company) in white on snippets of black card adding them using 3D foam pads, then matted the panels on to black card before adding to my card blanks.


These are really sparkly in real life...but as always it's virtually impossible to capture in a photo:



Challenges for these cards:

6 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us over at the challenge of Christmas Craft Creations.

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen these are amazing and thanks for explaining what you did .. I might give this technique a go 😀

SmilynStef said...

love the cool look of glitter on the raised embossing ... and such a great color combination for your inky background ... so very glad you shared your Cardstock Christmas with us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow... two beautiful cards made with that awesome technique! love the sparkle and shine! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES cardstock christmas fun!

Di said...

How clever Helen - and what a find as well. I adore that background and don't think to use the technique more often.

Huge apologies from me for being so late commenting!

Hugs

Di xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

These colors are so gorgeous and the snowflakes so realistic. Fabulous work. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)