Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Classy Cards Winter Blooms

Hi!  Have you seen the new Time for a "New Year" Challenge inspiration photo at Classy Cards 'n Such?  I was so inspired to re-create my version of the beautiful photo while using something new.

I cut the Memory Box Vintage Apothacary Jar die with white card stock, covered it with versamark ink and Frantage embossing powder and heated with a heat tool.  I embossed the vase three times sprinkling and blending different colors of the Frantage embossing powder.  I tried to really coat the paper to make the jar look like mercury glass. After I achieved the color combination I wanted, I added a thick layer of distress rock candy crackle paint over the Frantage layer.  The jar die cut turned out quite thick and sparkly and looks like cracked glass.

While the jar was drying I cut branches using two different Memory Box dies.  I colored them with distress ink and added a bit of the crackle paint to the edges to resemble ice.  I also added a bit of clear stickles.  

The snowflakes were cut using the Impression Obsession Small Snowflakes die.  They were cut from a pretty blue paper that picked up the color of the blue glitter in the Frantage Embossing powder.  I used the two smallest snowflakes in the set and covered the snowflakes in clear stickles. After gluing down the snowflakes, I added different colors and sizes of rhinestones and Baby Pearls to the branches to mimic the ornaments in the inspiration photo.

Last (but I really should have done this first), I sprayed my brand new Irresistible white dimensional spray around the arrangement, making sure to cover the stacked blue and brown card stock layers on the sides.  I wanted to make a clean and simple card but without the dots of spray, the card seemed to need something else.  The spray added a little dimension and interest and the little white dots almost look like shiny snow falling.

I used Joy Foam Pads to attach the vase to the paper and again on the back of the top card layer to give the card more dimension.

I can't wait to see the new products you use for the latest CCNS challenge.  Remember, you can get 10% off your Classy Cards 'n Such purchase if you use coupon Jenny-10.  Thanks for looking!


1 comment:

Mulberry Mindy said...

Hi Jen, I really love your card, especially your beautiful vase. Your vintage look is awesome! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step.