Wednesday 13 October 2010

Winter Wonderland Sparkle

This is an easel card made using the 'Winter Wonderland' stamp plate by Sam Poole and Spellbinder Nestabilities Mega Curved Rectangles.

The trees are stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle on white card, matted onto black card, then matted onto white card that has been edged with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle embossing powder. I found this was better than glitter as it does not shed, it was also easier to mat than using glitter card.

The base card was cut using the largest die in the set, making sure to keep the top fold below the cutting edge (or you'll have two lovely black rectangles). The glittery white layer was also cut with the large die so that they match up perfectly.
The top layer of the base card needs to be folded in half (mountain fold) to make it stand up. When fixing the white layer to the base card make sure you only glue it on the lower half of the folded area or your card will not stand up. A greeting fixed with foam pads to the inner base will give your card something to stand against when open. Don't worry about it being black inside, there's a white area on the back of the stand up that you can write on.
You can make easel cards with most of the nestabilities, they look professional, cost less than mass produced shop bought cards and you get the fun of making them too!
I've got a few more christmas cards to show you over the next couple of weeks but for now it's back to the samples for the Suffolk Papercraft Show at the end of the month.

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