Saturday, 27 November 2010

Winter weather

The snow cut short my day with Maureen today - I didn't want to be driving back in mega sub zero temperatures so I left earlier than usual.... which meant I DIDN'T make too much of a mess in her newly tidied craft room!! The drive home was uneventful thank goodness but the temperature showed minus 5, even at 5.30pm!

Thought I would put this on to share with you even though I have had several attempts at taking this pic and I wasn't happy with any of them! I know it's all to do with the glitter and I've tried everything to reduce the glare but in the end gave up and decided to post it anyway.
I have wanted this Dreamweaver stencil since my very first visit to the NEC - I know it's an old one but I love it. So this year I treated myself to it - and then instead of using embossing paste,(which I didn't buy) just used the double sided sticky stuff and some soap!

This card looks so much better in real life - the colour turned out as well as I could have hoped for.
I used Craft Creations Lilac foil for the backing paper, and then mounted the glittered stencil and greeting on mirri card (again something I don't use a lot of - but needed it to pick out the foil effect of the background paper). The soap technique works well in stopping the stencil from sticking onto your project - and I only had two failed attempts when I first tried it - you just have to remember to make sure the stencil is stuck onto the sticky stuff - I did this by rubbing over it with the discarded backing from the sticky stuff! If it's not stuck down properly then the glitter merges onto the parts you don't want it to!
I finished the card with a suitably glittered and ribboned fabric poinsetta and a couple of card candy buttons coloured with an Amethyst promarker.

Challenges - Creative Cottage, Totally Papercrafts and 2 Sisters all have themes of 'Non Traditional colours', Stampin Vacation's theme is 'Snowy Christmas Wishes' , Allsorts' challenge is Monochrome and Thoughtful Thursday is the letter 'M' (so M for Monochrome!).


Maureen said...

This has turned out beautifully Viv, a lovely christmas card!!

Merry said...

This card is the pink you have used and I am sure this is even more stunning in real life with all the glitter. Thanks for joining in the 'Name that Card challenge at Stamping Vacation

xGemmax said...

Stunning mono card hunni, just love everything about it :o)
hugs and xxx

Vanja said...

It's beautiful, Viv! I love the poinsetta.
hugs, vanja

lindyloo said...

simply stunning :0) thanks for joining us at the creative cottage and good luck huggies lindyloo x

Zoechaos said...

Love the dreamweaver stencil it is so magical and works for any season. Pink would never think of it but oh so effective fabulous card. xx Zoe

Suzanne said...

This is just superb! Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, the picture is fine :o)
Thank you for your lovely comment on my robin pics :o)
Jackie xx

scotspanda said...

beautiful card, love the stencil effect it is really lovely

thanks for joining in my monochrome theme at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw :o)


Amanda xx

PetraB said...

This is a stunning Christmas card, the technique you used is very effective and looks absolutely great.

Val said...

This is beautiful. I treated myself to this as well, but have to use it.

joey said...

Hiya Viv Hun

Hope you are well, minus 5 eeeeeeeeek! not good lol. This is gorgeous it makes me want to touch it! thanks for joining us at tpc