Friday, 18 November 2016

Winter Wonderland Thank You :D

Another card using one of the gorgeous little critters from the Winter Wonderland free gift from issue 140 of Papercraft Essentials :D I REALLY love the way this card came out! The shaker aspect is very subtle, but I think the Spellbinders Geo Flower die which I've used goes perfectly for a wintery feel :D I sat down to make another card using this set, and I had no idea where my inspiration would take me, but just before I hit record I had the idea to try and make the Geo flower die from Spellbinders into a shaker card :D Plus I also wanted to use some of this fantastic snowflake vellum from Crafter's Companion, I got this from my mum for my Birthday last week, and I couldn't wait to use it :D So this steered me towards making a vellum shaker window :D

Firstly I started off by die-cutting all my elements, I cut a stitched rectangle from white, and another from Aqua Foundations cardstock, I then cut a Geo flower from some Pale Grey Foundations card. I also cut a stitched hillside Lawn Fawn die from some white card. I then placed the Geo die over the white rectangle and die-cut this so that I could in-lay my grey one, and I also die-cut the bottom of the stitched hill so it slotted in nicely :D Once all the die-cutting was done, I stuck the main panel and light grey Geo flower onto a piece of the snowflake vellum, and I left an acrylic block on this for a bit to make sure it was nice and stuck :D So to create my subtle shaker, I used the waste from the die-cut I'd cut from the main stitched panel, and I cut out parts of it, including the whole interior faceted bit just to leave a single outline edge (which I also trimmed into slightly so you wouldn't be able to see it from the front side) I stuck this to the back of my panel, and again left it to dry with a heavy block on it so it was fully stuck :D I then added two colours of Martha Stewart tiny star confetti and added my Aqua card onto the back (For all the intricate sticking I was using some Cosmic Shimmer glue in a fine tip bottle as this glue sticks really well and dries matt, clear and pretty quickly too!! Best glue ever!!) :D I then finished off the card by adding my seal, the sentiment and a scattering of sequins :D I hope you like the card!! I expect you'll be seeing a lot of this snowflake vellum during my Christmas cards in December as there's 15 sheets in the pack, and if I only use a quarter or less for each card, that's a minimum of 60 cards lol :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D I REALLY love the way this card came out :D and I only thought up the idea a few minutes before filming lol :D

If you'd like to see more cards I've made using magazine freebies, please check out my Playlist which I've linked below :D

Lots more photos below :D

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Thanks Challenge :D and also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Critters Challenge too :D