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8/18/2013

Christmas

Hello & welcome. Hope your weekend has gone well. Here's another experiment to share & perhaps you've tried this process to make a card. It was a new one for me.


- Used plastic packaging material from Spellbinders die to emboss in a Darice snowman EF

- added Glossy Accents to the back of the plastic; spread it around the plastic with my fingers, then sprayed with White Linen Dylusions spray once dry. I didn't know if I had to 'rough up' the plastic to get the spray to adhere, hence the Glossy Accents. The little purple-y bit in the top right corner happened as I started to add a 2nd coat of the white spray, picked up the wrong bottle(an amethyst spray). I blotted the ink quickly, but some didn't come off. I decided I'd use this piece anyway. We'll call that a storm cloud in the background!

- colored the snow people with various Sharpie & Bic markers. I tried various markers, but the Sharpie & Bic seemed to adhere best.

- added some Ranger Star Dust Stickles, some glittery snowflake stickles, and the sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft peel off sticker.

- Plastic is placed against a white cardbase.

Experimenting is fun - some you win, some are 'warts'. Don't think I'll call this one a wart. It passed the DH test!!! That's my benchmark.

Come again when you can, and have a happy afternoon. Hugs


16 comments:

  1. This made me smile Mary, I love the sweet snowmen.
    Kevin xx

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  2. Your card with the cute snowmen is lovely. Here they would smelt today, it is hot summer.*g*
    Big hugs Anja

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  3. No this is not a wart at all!! I love this idea of embossing on the plastic and coloring it and that spray you used!! This is a fabulous card!! Hugs!

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  4. Definitely not a 'wart' Mary - love your use of recycled plastic, it looks wonderful on your beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

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  5. I've never seen that technique but it's great. Love your little snow people and the bit of purple-y is what makes it a wonderful handmade card! Very cute and it's going to be great for the holidays!
    Lynn

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  6. Fantastic work with the embossed images, beautiful design, great snowmen! You are very productive :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  7. Gorgeous card Mary, love the cute snowmen.
    Frantage is like an embossing powder with sparkly and lumpy bits in - you use versamark pad then sprinkle frantage on and heat emboss - peeps use it a lot on vintage/shabby cards.
    Take care and have a good week x Susan x

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  8. Just adorable Mary, love the technique and fun design.

    Regards diane

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  9. Hi Mary. Such a "cool" technique :) Sounds a little messy ... but fun! Loll xx

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  10. Hi Mary,

    What a cute card! I can see why it passed the DH test.

    My weekend was low key. The little scrapbooking store where I taught two mixed media canvases is closing this month. I don't think she was open for even a year.

    Peace,
    Kay

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  11. Fabulous card Mary, interesting technique! Love these cute little snowmen :) Cathy x

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  12. What a cute little snowpeeps family, Mary! Thanks for sharing the technique! That's another one to add to my list!!

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  13. What an amazing technique, Mary! It tickled me to read that you picked up the wrong color of ink. Last night, I pulled out a navy marker instead of a green one and couldn't tell the difference. I think I need to get my eyes checked!

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  14. Very cool! I love seeing an embossed image as the focal point and it's nice to see new and interesting ways to present them :) I laughed about you picking up the wrong bottle. It is SO easy to do stuff like that when you get on a roll are in creative mode.


    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  15. Looks really pretty! I think there is a song about stormy weather lol
    yOURour snowmen look bright and cheery on this peretty winter scene!

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  16. I do think this is my favorite Mary card! What did you emboss with? Mary you did good Honey Chile'!
    Sandy

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