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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:

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Brenda said...

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!

Redanne said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Diane said...

Just adorable Mary, love the technique and fun design.

Regards diane

Loll Thompson said...

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

505whimsygirl said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Bonnie said...

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!

Amber Holder said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Sandy said...

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