To see what I did with the leftover image, go to yesterday's Heart2Heart post.
Here's the supply list and details:
- Snowflake: Art Philosophy cut (p.30, Decorative Layer-Shift) at 3.5 inches. Positioned paper to cut only three quarters of image.
- Paper: Sky
- Ink: Pacifica, Versamark
- Stamp set: Snowflakes
- Embossing powder: Bridal White (old CTMH)
Once the image was cut, I backed the white cardstock with Sky cardstock (full 4x5.25 sheet because my white was not a heavy enough weight--stupid Walmart ream). I then took the snowflake image and used the "direct to paper" technique with my Versamark pad to completely cover the image. After pouring and shaking off the Bridal White embossing powder, I very carefully picked it up by the edges and heated just the bottom. I let that cool a bit (five or six seconds) then used a pair of tweezers to hold onto the bottom/heat-set part and heated the rest.
I learned a cool trick on sewing. You can pull the thread through from the front to the back by "picking" at the last stitch. Tape it down in back, and the thread won't come loose. (If you are sewing all the way around, just line up your last stitch with your first and they'll both be hidden.)
My favorite thing about this card is how the sentiment echoes the single snowflake. I already know who this card will go to, but it might be good to wait until it's no longer 95 degrees outside before sending it.
Until next time,
Lovely, lovely card, Becca! Love the stitching and the off center shimmery snowflake. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I love the partial image, Becca! I never would have thought of that. Maybe by accident, though! :) I HAVE to get on craft room.ReplyDelete