Sunday, January 24, 2010

Snowman with Snowflakes Card #2 (Christmas Card)

Another Snowman card using Core'dinations Paper. I'm making Christmas cards for a year long challenge at (CCC10) I also used their sketch (SC220)

Coredinations-Black Magic- Awake
Coredinations-VC Autumn (paper where the snowman sticker is)
Bazzill Poolside (Background paper)
Gold Cardstock (Matting)
Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Copper Mixatives, Butterscotch & Sail Blue
Cut N Dry Foam Cricut
Fabulous Finds & Storybook cricut cartridges
Distress Ink Walnut
Blue ribbon
Glitter Snowflakes
Stickeroos Snowy Day Stickers
Turquoise Stickles
Cut & Dry Foam
Cuttlebug & Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Ink Applicator Tool

I cut out all the paper elements using my Cricut and the 2 cartridges. The CUT file is available for downloan. Just look under the photo above. I ran the 5 strips of paper through the Snowflakes embossing folder. Then I sanded them so the embossing would show in the core color of the paper which is the yellow. I matted them as well.

Then I moved onto the marquee, which is where the snowman is. I cut a tiny piece of Cut N' Dry foam and put some of the Adirondack Alcohol ink Copper on it. I ran it along all the edges. Since it's made of alcohol inks it will soak into the paper which is a subtle effect. I also repeated the same with ButterScotch (another alcohol ink), which is a little lighter. Those 2 where sort of a shadow for the Walnut Ink that I ran across the edges uses the Ink Applicator Tool.

I added the ribbon. I wanted to do something else with it but didn't. I added the snowman sticker and used the Stickles to bring some sparkle to the snowmans hat, scarf, shoes and ear muff's.

Now the 2 glitter snowflakes...........The bottom one was silver but I added Sail Blue Adirondack Alcohol ink to it. Then I added a small gold snowflake to it.

I used pop dots to raise the marquee off the page.
The Cut 'N Dry Foam acts as a stamp pad. This way you can use an ink that isn't in an ink pad. Like the Adirondack alcohol inks. I want that color so I squeezed a little on the Dry foam.
If I wanted to use a stamp then I would cut a large piece of the Dry Foam and put a lot more ink on it. Then just press the stamp into it and press it on your paper.

Thanks :)
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