Saturday, November 28, 2009

15 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 2

Good Morning! Thanks for coming back for the 2nd day of Christmas Cards. I don't know if I've ever shared that I love snowmen. (giggle) This card I made using a very interesting technique. I'm not quite sure where it originated from, but I saw a card using this technique, so I had to try it myself.

I used an image that I got from Cuddly Buddly and I used Inkadinkadoo called Snowflakes A Plenty. I stamped the snowflakes on the smooth side of a clear transparency (inkjet) with black Staz-On ink and let it dry. Then on the reverse side (rough) I sponged white pigment ink, then sponged two dye-ink colors and then went back over that with white pigment ink. I quickly covered the wet pigment ink with clear embossing powder and heated. I backed the image with a piece of white card stock and then used brads to ensure the acetate stayed put. Then decorated the front.

It was a fun technique and I think it has a lot of possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to another visit.


11 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Hey Mel! Cute blog look! Now I know we prefer the white background but this dusty rose looks awesome.
Okay, I have never heard of this technique before but it is really pretty! I love the effect it has and the CB snowman is sooo cute. Wonderful job and I do hope your little getaway is going well!

Jackie Randolph said...

Adorable snowman and the card is awesome. Sounds like a lot of work but the results looks great!

Enjoy your day

Theresa said...

Hi Miss, you know you ought to consider doing videos of some of these techniques. You know me I am a visual learner...I need to see it!!!

Great card.


Sheri Gilson said...

Another beauty Mel!! I love this technique with the snowflakes & snowman!! Great job!!

Buy Funny Christmas Cards said...

you did good try for make a card same as you saw before,, thats quite interesting to me as you have made it by your own.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wonderful card!!! So cute!

coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous I do so love that image and your design is fabulous.

Lorraine x

Jessica G. said...

Adorable snowman and what an interesting technique! I've heard of something similar when coloring an acetate image to place inside a clear ornament, but it sounds like fun on a bigger background, too!

Unknown said...

Hi Mel,
Cute image and I love the effect you have achieved using that technique - might have to give it a go!! Lovely card.
Dawn xx

Tammy said...

Very cool card and even cooler background!

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