Tuesday, October 2, 2012

C&S Shimmering Snowflake Soiree / My Challenge #41/ Card Cafe Week #10

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! Did you miss me yesterday? I missed you, but it was a crazy day and since I did an extra post on Saturday, I figured it would all even out. It's a ugly, rainy, gloomy sort of day here in the DMV, so I thought I'd share a pretty card with you today. I hope it's warm and dry wherever you might be.

I did this card a few weeks back and am just now getting to post it. It works out though because there's a challenge over at the Pink Paper Bakery's Card Cafe Challenge that it works for. Have you been over there yet? They have lots of great creative ideas. This is my first time playing along with them so I'm very excited about that. :) Their challenge was to use Masking or Reverse Masking on a card.

Here's today's card-

C&S Card featuring
Snowflake Soiree
Yes, you are seeing correctly. No, you don't need glasses. Well, ok, maybe you do need them I'm not an Optometrist, but you don't need them because you're not seeing correctly. :) This is a C&S, 1 Layer Card. *HappyDance* Hey April, Lookie, Lookie!

I cut out a snowflake using my new Bigz Snowflurry Die for another card and decided I should be able to come up with something to use the negative cut-out for. This is what I did with it and It's so pretty. The picture is simply not doing it justice. :'(

I used the negative image to do the Reverse Masking Technique. I started with a base of Early Espresso and laid the cut-out image on my c/s and then spritzed it with some home-made smooch spray. I used Frost White Shimmer Paint, alcohol, a spray bottle and my paint catcher and spritzed away. After I did the center snowflake, I just kept moving the mask around making sure to cover the rest of the card except the section I was spritzing. Here's what it looked like-

I masked the heck out of that card! :)
It took a little time, but it sure was worth it to get all those pretty shimmery snowflakes. They just seem to float on the E.E. c/s-

There is an extra layer on the inside however, but only so a message could be written. I used a piece of Very Vanilla c/s. My sentiment is from the Snowflake Soiree set and is stamped in E.E. Love the font! It's so pretty.

Inside of Sowflake Soiree card
There's a snowflake on the inside of the card too. You know how I like the inside's to be as pretty as the outside, or at least close. :) This snowflake is from the same die. The same masking technique was used and it's so amazing to me how just changing the color of the c/s changes the whole look.

That's all I have for you today. Just a quick little post on my lunch break. Who needs to eat? I'd rather spend time with you. Did you bring chocolate with you by any chance? No? I still love you anyways. :) I hope you liked today's card and I hope the ladies over at Pink Paper bakery like it too. As always, I love hearing from you, so if you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll leave me a message below. I read all of your comments and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! I hope to see you back here real soon. Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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1 comment:

  1. Shannon, I love the effect you got with the Shimmer White paint! I have only used the Champagne Mist with the alchohol. Pretty card, and pretty on the inside too! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Pink Paper Bakery!


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