Monday, January 23, 2012

Frosty Winter Cards

Hello and happy Monday to you!

Today I'd like to share some cards that I made for my dear sisters-in-law. They have December birthdays which we usually celebrate when we're together at Christmas. I know...I wouldn't like that, but we can't get together for every occasion.

I made this one with the Art Philsophy cartridge. In fact, this is the featured project in the book that comes with it. It was really easy!! I used the same specifications as in the book. I believe it's a 3" card.

The sentiment is StampinUp. The gorgeous blooms are also cut with the Art Philsophy cartridge. I rolled them up myself! This was a first for me, but it ws pretty simple and I like the way they turned out. To get the frosty effect, I used Glossy Accents on the edges and on the teal swirl accent, then dipped the edges right into my holographic embossing powder, shaking off the excess. The glue gun helped it to dry all frosty looking.  

This one is also from the Art Philsophy cartridge. I cut the layer for the white, and then again slightly smaller for the patterned paper on the top, slicing off one edge to make room for the sentiment. I used the same birthday sentiment from SU.

It may be hard to see here, but the patterned paper is painted with Tim Holtz clear crackle finish. I used white glitter paper for the poinsetta look flower, inked the edges with TH distress ink (Pumice). I also painted the flower with the crackle finish. The brad is attached through a hole punched in the center of each flower layer. Each of the petals is curved up in the middle of the petal and popped with a dimensional to give it a 3D look.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

1 comment:

  1. These cards are gorgeous! I love my AP cartridge - to make cards like these and so much more!! I love the last one especially - so so pretty!