Hello, Kathy here from Create.365 and today's CAS card was made for ScraPerfect using sketch #65 @ Retro Rubber and will be entered @ The Merry Christmas June Challenge for "Anything Christmas -Optional- Snowmen".
Even though the weather here has been gorgeous and definitely feels like summer, I still like to get a jump start on my cards for the holidays. This card is an A5 (5 x 7) white card base and the blue cardstock is white cored, so after running it through with a snowflake embossing folder, I sanded the top blue layer off to reveal raised white snowflakes.
I knew I wanted to accent the center of the snowflakes with rhinestones and pearls for some bling factor, so I was rather disappointed when the old rhinestone stickers I pulled out of my stash were no longer sticky on the back. But that was actually a very easy problem to solve with the help of my ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever! Using the ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie (it's like a magic sticky wand!) to place the bling onto the tiny dots of glue made this step easy and painless.
Both of the stamp sets I used are retired from TAC (The Angel Company) and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I could water color without the ink smearing. A small strip of silver glitter washi tape added the perfect touch across the front and using the Stamp Pefect tool I was able to double stamp my images to get a nice dark impression.
Close up of some perfectly placed bling!
Using Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen I colored the snowmen. Using 2 shades of gray to shade the whiteness of the snow , I then followed up with some soft glimmer from a clear Wink of Stella pen over the snowmen's bodies.
Keeping with the CAS style, I simply stamped the sentiment inside in black ink and declared it to be done.
Until next time...happy crafting with ScraPerfect,