Sunday, 29 November 2015

Unique Snowflake


Morning.  
Just a fun card today using leftovers I had sitting on my desk.  
As many of you that visit my blog know, I save my 'DUDS'.  You know, the pieces that haven't worked on a card or just aren't the results you expected.
The blue piece was supposed to be a card front, but I wasn't happy with the way the Brushos dispersed when I sprayed on the water, so I tucked it away.
 So, today's the day I will use my leftovers and here's what I did.  

I inked the inside of a Darice embossing folder called Henna (the raised side) with Versamark ink, ran it through my Cuttlebug and then sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set.  
Next, I sprinkled on Brushos and sprayed with water.  The clear embossing powder acts like a resist allowing the pattern to show from under the Brusho powder.
 
Next, I took the negative part of the snowflake (Simon Says) leftover from cutting snowflakes to use on another card that was also sitting on my desk.  I stamped this wonderful sentiment from The Stampin Place and die-cut the stitched edge using a die from MFT.  Love that sentiment.
Last, I place that over the Brusho inked and embossed piece and was very pleased with the results.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

My Time to Craft- LET IT SNOW 

Addicted to CAS- DIMENSION


I hope you get a chance to use up some of your leftover pieces.  So many possibilities.
Thanks so much for the visit to my blog.

Supplies:  stamps- The Stampin Place/ Darice EB folder/ Brushos/ Versamark/ Embossing powder clear/ Cuttlebug/ Heat tool/ Mini Mister/ snowflake die-SSS/ stitched border-MFT/ pop dots/ Memento bl ink

15 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is amazingly gorgeous!! Good thing you saved that leftover and made it into something that it feels like it was supposed to become all along.

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  2. Looks awesome that lovely blue intricate BG peeking through the snowflake is gorgeous :)

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  3. LOVE the beautiful design with the brushos showing through your snowflake aperture. I'm glad you saved this piece ... it is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

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  4. Well your dud became a beautiful snowflake indeed Karen!! Iove this card and the sentiment to go with it :)

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  5. This is fantastic! Perfect for the season!

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  6. Beautiful snowflake designed card and perfect for this time of year.

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  7. Just love how you've used up the leftovers....always good to do with food, but just brilliant with card making, keep them coming!
    Love the sentiment and die cut too.

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  8. I am also a firm believer in not throwing out pieces we are unhappy with because most of the time they can be turned into something beautiful! You have demonstrated that perfectly - your background piece looks fantastic behind the snowflake cut out!

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  9. Nice card! Gorgeous blues and dimension. Terrific way to use your duds. Hee. :)

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  10. Great way to use the negative space ...man, I could kick myself thinking about all that I've thrown away!
    Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  11. Oh WOW this is so amazing! Very stunning design! thanks so much for joining us at My Time to Craft!

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  12. Wow, how cool is that! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM!
    Olesya

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  13. I love how you used up your leftovers and the negative piece! I like the sentiment too.

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  14. I have a whole drawer of leftovers, Karen, and if I thought they'd make a card as wonderful as this I might pull them out.

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