Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Valentine Cracker


     If you're cooking a special valentine meal at home how about dressing the table with some crackers. The beauty of making your own is you decide what the gift inside should be.

      These crackers are made with Stardust card, they have a lovely sparkle to them so decoration can be kept to a minimum and they'll still look good.
     I have used some ultra sticky red line double sided tape along the edge and covered it with gold glitter. Using a heart shaped punch I have cut out three shapes from double sided sticky sheet and stuck them on at regular intervals. These hearts are covered with micro beads.
     The large heart in the middle is a die cut shape which will pivot in the middle if treated with care. The outer heart is covered in gold glitter using PVA glue, the next heart is covered with the same micro beads used on the ends and the centre heart is covered with red glitter.
     I found that rolling the cracker around a rolling pin helped curve the card without getting any creases in it. I sealed the cracker by using curling ribbon in red and gold.
     The photograph doesn't really show the sparkle very well but I'm sure it will look great in candle light!



Materials list - available from your  local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection - 821-06 Heart Punch (Green)
                                         
Stix2 Anything -  Micro Beads / Glitter
                          Red Stardust Cracker
                          Die Cut Heart
                          PVA Glue
                          Double Sided Punch Sheets
                          Double Sided Ultra Sticky Red Line Tape


I would like to enter this cracker in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Valentine / Love
Try It On Tuesdays - A Fine Romance
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Using Glitter
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings - Valentine Using Christmas Items

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cracker. I like it. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  2. Super and very creative idea with loads of sparkle! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  3. This is such a fabulous idea, Love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  4. This is a great valentine project - thanx for sharing with us at Carz 4 Guyz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  5. Beautiful use of Christmas colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club.
    Until Later, Teresa (DT)

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  6. Very creative cracker Rocky. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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