Sunday 29 November 2015

Unique Snowflake

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:


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


Becca Cruger said...

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.

Deepti said...

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

Loll said...

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.

Davi said...

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

Jean said...

This is fantastic! Perfect for the season!

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Jackie Elliott said...

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.

Susanne Vargas said...

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!

Gabby said...

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

Doni High said...

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

Danielle Vincent said...

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

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What an amazing "left over" card

Olesya Andreyeva said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Bobby said...

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.