Today I am feeling slightly nervous as this is my first ever guest designer post. I was lucky enough to be chosen as CAS Perfectionist for this card at Addicted to CAS #148 so I now find myself trying to come up with a suitable CAS design for Challenge 150 with codeword Snowflake. Thankfully you do get several weeks to plan, I think I may have been lucky and got some extra time because of the Christmas Holidays.
- Snowflake die from The Works
- You die from My Favourite Things (bought with my prize)
- Matching sentiments from My Favourite Things (also bought with my prize)
- Alcohol inks
I created an alcohol ink background on yupo paper and added some blue foil whilst it was still wet to create some shine. The snowflake die was cut 3 times, the first from the front of my panel and then I turned the die round and cut it from the bottom part of the panel. This was to ensure the gap in the panel had the right curve on it. I then stuck the stacked dies on the edge of the top part of the panel and stamped the sentiment with pigment ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. The you is also cut 3 times and stacked. The 2 pieces of the panel were propped up with double sided sticky foam sheet to give the dimension.
Here are some more pictures:
I have to admit that I made this card several times before I got it right. I had a clear image of what I wanted in my head but somehow it didn't want to go right when I made it. I am quite pleased with the end result though.
I hope you like it, do please tell me what you think.