Thursday, 6 December 2012

Snowy White

This is the rather challenging card I've done for this week for Cupcake Crafts, their theme is "It'll be All White on the Night"

I found it harder than I thought I would to do an all white card, without it looking bland and I felt the way to go was with different textures and layering, it's not totally clear on the picture, but I've ripped around the edges of the sentiment band, which has been attached with foam pads, as has the snowflake.  I've added a splash of silver, which I hope is acceptable, with some sewn on snowflakes.  I bought a new toy today from We Are Memory Keepers, it's a little handheld gadget with interchangeable heads to punch small holes in your card ready for sewing.  There are different styles and I bought a running stitch one, a snowflake one and a diamond one, it's quite clever, took me a couple of goes to get the holes through the card properly but then just a few minutes to sew with a bit of silver sparkly thread.  I finished the card, but wasn't quite happy with it, the snowflake didn't look right and by chance I came across a bottle of frosted stickles, which when added to the snowflake did the trick.

I think I like this card, but not totally sure, I'm not sure if it needs something else (like a big bold splash of colour lol).  Anyway, here's the details:

Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Cuttlebug Snowflake die
Sentiment - The Little Paper Shop

Thanks for popping in!

Jan x