Monday 18 August 2008

A snowy hello

Summer seems to have passed us by so I thought I'd go straight to winter (do not pass go, do not collect £200). The CHF DT girls have a challenge each Monday and this week's is to use your favourite product on your project. I picked Glossy Accents, not a favourite because I use it on everything but because it's a new toy so I'm having fun playing with it!

I used it in several ways on this card:
- Each snow dot is highlighted to make it shine
- I used it as glue for the glitter on the star, it's great for this as it's completely clear and very gloopy so you can get loads of glitter on there without any interference with the colour!
- I filled the centre of my metal frame with it so it looks like it has a glass panel.
- I made the snowflake embellie by punching a flake from acetate and then coating it with Glossy Accents so that it has more dimension and a really icy look.

Here's a closer look at the acetate/Glossy Accents snowflake. I like how that turned out so I may well play with that technique again!
I stitched on my card too so it fits today's Think Pink challenge on Bubbly Funk and the card will go into my next bundle for Di to sell at the Think Pink sale in October. Check out the link in the menu on the right if you want to know more about this great fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care!

Stamps: Snowman with Star, Silhouette Blooms I (sentiment), paisley backgrounder - all Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black and Smokey Gray)
Paper: smooth white (unknown maker) and DCWV white core
Other: Prismacolor pencils, iridescent glitter, Glossy Accents, pewter hardware (Making Memories), acetate sheet

Tools: Sewing machine and metallic thread, snowflake punch (X cut), sandpaper

Thanks for stopping by! Lots of the girls have played with their favourites this week so why not check out a few others if you want to see some fun projects?




Kristine Reynolds said...

I love this card. My favorite thing is the way you made the sentiment lok like it's under glass. I've got to try that!

Alli Miles said...

Joanne, you card is FABULOUS. I love the snowflake attached to the sentiment, the stitching and your staging.

Kathy said...

This is a fab card, Joanne. I love the colours and all the GA touches - it really is a fantastic product, isn't it? Just not sure why you've waited so long to buy some!

Di said...

Fabulous card Joanne, I absolutely love it. So much attention to detail.

Dawn said...

love your snowy card Joanne!

Darlene said...

Awesome card Joanne!!! Love all the "wintery" detail and the stitching is a wonderful addition! Great job as always!

Unknown said...

I love snow cards, and this is so FAB!!!

Valerie said...

Nice and refreshing cool card to oogle while I cool off from my morning walk! Love it!

Janice said...

OMG Joanne, you may be responsible for a world shortage of Glossy Accents if you keep putting it on like that - hee hee. Lovely card, I just got some too have only had one play with it, but it seems like it has many uses.

Anonymous said...

So cute,Joanne!! I love the look of the snowflake! I'll have to try this product!

Sherrie said...

Way to go on your first chf chic challenge Joanne! Love the snowman and your staging too!

Julie Campbell said...

Giiiiirl! Look at you! I love how many ways you utilized this product on your card! Fantastic first CHF Chick post!

Unknown said...

FAbulous project and photography Joanne! I just love this card, your use of the accents and the use of your paisley backgrounder!

Andrea said...

a fantastic card x

Michele Kovack said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! And belated congrats on the CHF DT!!! You sooooo deserve it!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. I love Glossy Accents. Love how you have staged the card too, very affective....x

CraftyC said...

I love your xmas card and your gloop looks great!

Anonymous said...

love it xx jo xxx

Dana Rose said...

What a beautiful card!

Happy stamping,