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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Let it Snow!

This card was born out of an experiment.  I have TONS of vellum (I even have some left from when I was a Stampin' Up! <SU!> demonstrator and that was over 17 years ago!) and I really want to try to use some of it up, so as I was brainstorming ways to use it, I thought about a window, then snow, and the rest is history!

What I Used to Make my Card:
Black Card Base
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
SU! Set, Trees Three (Discontinued, sorry, I don't have the part number)
Embossing Fluid
Black Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder, fine
Vellum (regular weight)
Let it Snow sentiment was cut using Silhouette Cameo
White Card Window panel was cut using Silhouette Cameo

First. using one of those swipey pads to control the embossing powder, I swiped a sheet of vellum. On one side of the 8 1/2 x 11" (top) sheet I stamped the trees and embossed them with black powder; on the other side (bottom) I used the snow stamp to make a flurry of snowflakes and embossed them in white. I am not the best with white embossing powder - it typically ends up all over what ever I am making, mostly in spots I don't want it to. After seeing how beautifully it came out on the vellum you can be I'll be doing this much more! I then measured the trees and decided to cut out a 3" x 3" window for the trees and snow to show through. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the window out of white cardstock and cut the lettering out of black cardstock.

I chose the snowiest part of the vellum that I had embossed with the snow and trimmed it down.  I glued it onto the trees, and then when that was dry, trimmed the 2 vellum pieces down to fit in the window.  I glued the vellum trees and snow onto the window, and then glued the window onto the black card base, attaching the words finished the card off.  I constructed the card this way on purpose as I have yet to find an adhesive that truly doesn't show through vellum - if you have a good one I'd be grateful if you'd share it with me!

This card could easily been made without the Silhouette, after all, we used to hand cut before the invention of these cutting machines.  I remember wrestling with the Exacto knife in many a class - thank goodness these machines make creating so much easier! Making this card has brought back my muse and I am already thinking of other color and shape combinations to use to make this type of card again.  Maybe a circle window instead of a square? Some spring flowers behind a gauzy curtain? Regardless, I hope you enjoyed my little how to and that perhaps my creation inspired you to get out some of your old supplies and play ~ Christi
Another Look
I would like to enter my "Let it Snow" card in the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - #171, Snowmen or Snowflakes
DRS Designs - #206, Tis the Season
Crafty Creations - #305, Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Snow
A Snowflakes Promise - #12, Anything Christmas/Winter
Creative Card Crew - #103, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Cardmakers - #154, Snow
Classy Cards n Such - #117, Let it Snow

18 comments:

  1. Great card! Love your use of the vellum! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  2. Great effect with the vellum. Thanks for this snowy inspiration on Paperminutes.

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    1. Thank you! It was one of those things I've been thinking about, but never tried it :)

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  3. I love vellum & oh what a great card, Christi!

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  4. Beautiful! I love vellum! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

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  5. Fantastic card! The vellum is so effective in creating that beautiful wintery feeling! Thanks for joining us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

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  6. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at CCM&M.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  7. Super snowy card Christie. Love the use of the vellum. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

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  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty CardMakers and More this week. Hope to see you back here again in 2016 for lots of creative fun. Judy DT

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  9. Sweet CAS design with the lovely soft silhouette of the trees. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne - your creations are amazing :)

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