Sunday, 25 November 2012

Mark's Finest Papers Sneak Peek! Musical Snowflakes.

The Mark's Finest Paper's blog hop is on its way - it will start on Tuesday and the stamps will not disappoint!  There is something for everyone!

Since the DT is sneak peeking some of the stamps I thought I would show you one of the cards I've come up with:

This was a really fun one to make!  This uses the "Just a Note" stamp set,  which I think is the most versatile of all the sets this month.  I started by stamping the background stamp on white card stock, then die cut several snowflakes with my Cuttlebug.

It is here that I'll tell you about an awesome tip I have never tried before. Use waxed paper with your intricate dies! I most recently heard this on a Scraptime video, you can find the corresponding post here.  I've heard this tip before, but Christine uses the same snowflake die set that I have and so I thought I'd try it out.  Before this I'd found these dies a bit labour intensive, so I hadn't been using them as much as I would like, but you will definitely be seeing them more on projects!

Once I had my snowflakes I constructed the rest of the card.  I chose a blue card base and trimmed a panel from the same colour.  I embossed the panel with a Tim Holtz embossing folder called 'Cracked'.  I thought it could look like an icy background.  I added some ribbon and twine, inked the edges, and rounded the corners, then foam taped the panel to the card base.  I added the snowflakes and some rhinestones.

For the centre of the card I matted some inked white with more white card stock stamped with the musical background stamp.  I stamped a verse and sentiment that come from another new set called "Winter Scenes".  In retrospect I should have used a darker ink but I still think its pretty.

This is probably not my first sneak peak of the day so check back later for more!  And don't forget to come back on Tuesday for the official blog hop, and then you can see the actual sets!

Here are the supplies I used for my project:

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Little Boy Blue, Neenah Solar White.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Just a Note, Winter Scenes.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones, May Arts Jute Twine, ribbon from stash.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Cracked, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake Four, waxed paper, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Ranger Blending Tool.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. Pretty Little Ribbon - Die cuts/ punches, ribbon, and charms.
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - More than one punch or die cut.
  3. Fussy and Fancy Friday - Feeling Blue.
  4. Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo (Blue/ Stamps/ Emboss)
  5. Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
  6. Ladybug Crafts - Snowflakes
  7. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
  8. Deep Ocean - Pastel Colours
  9. Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes


Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Stunning card! I love those snowflakes! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Playtime and Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!


Marie said...

A really lovely looking card. Snow flakes really are beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at CCM this week.
Love n hugs
Marie (Mi)

butterfly said...

Beautiful pastel blue, and your gorgeous snowflakes look wonderful against it! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x

Sheena said...

Fab card - it really has the wow factor!

Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the snowflake card in a non-traditional Christmas color my fav color of blue. Nice working in the Tim Holtz embossing folder. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes challenge.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”
PDE DT Group B

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, that's so beautiful! So delicate and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

Liz's creative corner said...

lovely card, fab snowflakes and colours, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

A gorgeous festive card!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Julie said...

Oh WOW!!!!! This is one fabulicious Christmas creation! Thanks for sharing it with the Ladybugs. Have a great week, Julie.x

mum of two said...

What a great project! I love the twine and the ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! Hope to see you again soon :)


Janine said...

This is gorgeous and I believe the one that was picked over at Splitcoast - well done.