Good afternoon crafters!
I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the sunshine. At least if you are in the UK that should be the case today. I have gone from having the heating on to walking around in bare feet in less than 24 hours – crazy weather!
Yesterday was the final day of the Online Card Classes Clear and Sheer class that I have been taking over the past few weeks and I have loved it. As is normally the way, the fabulous instructors inspired us with a few more cards to send us on our way. Laura Bassen showcased a gorgeously cute card with raindrops and a penguin, using paste on acetate and of course as stencils and paste were involved, I had to try it out.
Here is my card. Now I shouldn’t really say this, but I totally love how this card turned out. I am not going to lie, it took a while.
To start, I stamped the snowman and his accessories from the Penny Black Build a Snowman stamp set, that has surfaced from my box of unused stuff. Tick! I then coloured it with Copics and fussy cut it leaving a little white outline. As you can imagine, not very easy around the stick arms!
Next up was to paste some snowfall onto the acetate and leave it to dry. Whilst it was drying I then took a 6″ x 6″ card base, and measured a frame of 1.5cm around each edge. I did not have a die to cut this frame unfortunately. I even looked at using border dies to see if I could cut it without having to resort to ruler and craft knife, but it was not to be. Fortunately it cut well and I still have all my fingers! Tick!
I then used the Lawn Fawn snow drifts die to cut a little snow for the bottom of the card, adhering it to the back of the card front. I then took the acetate and stuck it to the back of the frame and snow. I then adhered the snowman into the corner of the card, on top of the acetate and sitting outside of the frame slightly.
At this point, of course, I decided that it needed something more! I dug through my supplies and found the little North Pole signpost which I coloured and cut out and adhered to the front of the acetate. I added Glossy Accents to the carrot nose, and Diamond Stickles to the top of the North Pole and along the top of the snow drift.
At this point as I was sitting looking proudly at the card, I opened it up and spotted all the adhesive tape around the frame! Arrgghhh. So I carefully cut ANOTHER frame and adhered that to the back of the front panel – most of the tape is now covered at the back.
Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree onto a red cardstock scrap.
When I am feeling ready, I will probably cut out another snowman, sentiment banner and North Pole signpost and adhere them on the inside aswell, as being able to see the tape on the back of those pieces will bug me.
What do you think of the card? Cute huh?
As always, I appreciate and love to read your comments. Until next time, have a lovely weekend.
Supplies used: Memory Box Tiny Dots stencil; Avery Elle North Pole stamp set; My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts; Penny Black Build a Snowman stamp set; Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree stamp set; Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Glossy Accents; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Ranger Stickles (Diamond); White base card; Neenah solar white cardstock.