Sunday, December 7, 2008

Watching Stickles Dry...

This is how I spent my Sunday. With my friend's cards out of the way, today I tackled my stepdad's cards. I had "favorited" this card by judylb on SCS over a year ago because it was so simple and stunning, and decided that it was the perfect card to crank out 25 of relatively quickly — no layers, no extra cutting.

I created a mask a little bigger than the card from acetate, and outlined the shape of the card on it with a Sharpie so the swoosh would be in the same place for all the cards. I used a couple of dots of temporary adhesive to hold it in place while I sponged Baja Breeze inside the mask.

Then came the magic: following a brilliant tip from my friend Kate (of i {heart} papers fame), I arranged all of the snowflakes and the greeting on one large block so that I could stamp all the cards quickly and consistently. Worked like a charm! Thanks, Kate! Here's a close-up:
The snowflakes and greeting are stamped with Encore silver ink and embossed with silver EP. After all the embossing and inside stamping were done, I dotted the center of each snowflake with Waterfall Stickles. They actually match the Baja Breeze much better than the photo shows.

The snowflakes are a combination of Papertrey Ink and Verve stamps, and the greeting is from Verve as well. The inside stamp peeking out from one of the cards above is from Little Paper Shop.

Now to figure out what I'm doing for the other half of my own cards!


i {heart} papers said...

I *am* brilliant, sometimes. :)

Julia Stainton said...

Wow! this is absolutely stunning!