Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink November 2017 Create Along With Us

It's time for the November 2017 Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge which is a monthly occurrence most of the time.  I have been inspired by all the lovely snowflake cards and tags this release and I've been anxious to use my Silver White Winters Stamps and Coordinating Dies. I started with a white, top folding card base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock, an A2 panel of Night Sky Shimmer Cardstock die cut with an A2 Stitched Rectangle Die from WPLUS9, Versamark Ink and some Silver Embossing Powder.  I cut one of each of the snowflakes from Silver Cardstock and then attached the small one on top of the larger one in the same design. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to do this. Once that was dry, I set a crystal in the center of the snowflakes, also with Ranger Multi Medium.  Then I placed the the snowflakes loosely on that panel so I could arrange my swooshes and greeting stamps how I wanted them. I put that A2 panel in my Mini MISTI so I would be able to stamp it twice if wanted or needed to.  In this case it was a want.

I inked it lightly in Versamark and heat set it with Silver Embossing Powder.  I don't have any Fine Detail Silver (although I added some to my cart at Papertrey for my next order) so I had to keep a gentle touch with what I was doing.  After I heat set my stamping, I lightly inked it up again with Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it then repeated it one more time, giving it three layers of heat embossing.  This really adds a ton of dimension.  Because my silver powder is not a Fine Detail Powder, I couldn't keep the swooshes as fine as the stamp but in this instance, I was going for a bolder embossed looked.  I'm telling you, I love this technique for adding dimension but you definitely must use a light touch and add layers rather than trying to go heavy handed and do it less times. I do have some Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder that is Fine Detail Powder, but I felt it was too gunmetal grey for these shiny silver snowflakes.  I used Silver Mirror Board from Do Crafts for my die cuts. 



That's it for today.  I hope you like my card and will come back another day.  I'll be back tomorrow with my card for The Card Concept Challenge.  Thank you so much for stopping by!   

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful silver snowflake card.

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  2. Lovely! All blue and silvery, just gorgeous!

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  3. So pretty Vicki! Love the metallic snowflakes! So elegant and beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS Vicki and I bet it just really shimmers and sparkles in real life! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  5. Wow! Love the silver on the navy background...just beautiful!

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  6. Vicki this is so incredibly beautiful! I love the metallic snowflakes! Beautiful on the navy background. Navy is the new black, right? LOL

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  7. Oh, I love the silver snowflakes and the dark background of your card.
    Beautiful job.

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  8. I need to do repeat embossing more often because this is just gorgeous!

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  9. GORGEOUS card, Vicki! Love the embossing technique and beautiful color combo on this beauty :-)

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  10. Silver on navy, snowflakes with swirly trails a perfect combo!

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