Friday, 30 October 2009

Skinny snowflakes!

It's Ready Steady Stamp time again and I didn't have any ingredient issues this time so I'm playing along (couldn't find my hessian last time - frustrating as I'd only used it a couple of days earlier!).

Here are the ingredients for RSS8 - nice ones, I think!

I've never done a skinny so that made a nice change. I went for totally simple treatment on that bit and thought it would be fun to make a fairly modern looking card with a vintage style stamp set so The Night Before Christmas got an airing (OK, I only managed the snowflake and sentiment but still!).

I used silver metallic thread and did crazy machine stitched lines in the hope they'd look kind of like the drift lines if you're watching snow fall through a light source. Sorry the photo doesn't really pick up the metallic sparkle - it's like glitter really isn't it, you really need movement for the effect to show!

I added crackle by using Rock Candy paint on a die cut snowflake. It's very cool stuff but you do have to be patient, especially if you add a reasonably thick layer so you get bigger crackles. You can speed it up with a heat gun once it's started to crackle but that can seem like a long time coming! Impatient? Me?

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Night Before Christmas (Rummage Bin line)

Paper:
Smooth white, black, lilac (Bazzill)

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Snowflake Wonder dies by Spellbinder
Crystal brad (Making Memories)
Silver metallic thread
Distress Crackle paint by Ranger (Rock Candy)

Technique: machine stitching

Great challenge girls - thanks!

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate you taking the time!

Je sais qu'il ya beaucoup de participantes françaises pour les challenge RSS - si vous voulez me laisser un commentaire, mais vous n'aimez pas le faire en Anglais, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à le dire en Français! Je ne le parle pas bien, mais c'est OK pour la compréhension de commentaires court. Merci de votre visite!

30 comments:

Hels said...

Fab card hun, I looove Rock Candy too :O))

tracy said...

very nice joanne :) i thought skinny was for the size of the card!.......but that would be silly LOL

Sid said...

Lovely piece Joanne....looks really cool (icy) with the colourway !

Kaz said...

Fab card Joanne, I love the snowflakes. xx

IsaNorris said...

unusual and very elegant!! beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us

Karen said...

I love the way you treated the 'skinny' Joanne. It has all come together so beautifully XXX

Kathy said...

Joanne, this is just lovely - you always manage to do something unusual with the recipes and it's always inspiring to visit

nefertiti said...

Very original card! good idea!!!! I love it!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Joanne! Love those snowflakes!

CreativSpirit said...

Great card, I love your arrangement and the stitching looks great.

Trish said...

Beautiful card - very stylish!

Fliss said...

Really lovely, stylish card. I love the way the snowflakes appear round the skinny.
Fliss x

Lesley said...

Lovely card, very elegant xx

Anonymous said...

Superbe ta carte !
Et oui c'est déjà la fin de l'année !
Merci pour ton petit commentaire !
A bientôt
Hil scrap-hil

Gez said...

Gorgeous Joanne. Love your stitching & the brad on your snowflake looks so classy.

Net said...

That's great Joanne.

Janice said...

Nice idea with the stitching and the crackly snowflake is great.

Hazel said...

Wonderful crafting, Joanne - very classy x

craftytrog said...

Another stunning card Joanne, love the stitching!

Chicken Licken said...

Love the colours! Gorgeous

Traceyr said...

Love the stitching on this one Joanne.

:)

Linda Elbourne said...

How cool is that card ... is there nothing you can't do? Your stitching is sooooo fab too!

kathj said...

beautiful

Mervi said...

Wow so stylish and elegant card,-))m

Willy said...

Fabulous Christmas card!

kiki said...

une carte très belle et très classe !
kiki :)

Lesley said...

Hi Joanne,
Love this card. Very elegant with the monochrome! Really like the stitching!
Lesley x

Net said...

I like that Joanne. What a fab idea to crackle the snowflakes!

Loulabelle said...

Fabulous card, I love the different layers and stitching.

Strobel Studios said...

Fabulous stitching..just wonderful..love the crackled snowflake and sparkle!

Pammyjo