Saturday 10 December 2011

CASual Misty Snow

Well, the Christmas party is over so what better way to recover than with a little Saturday afternoon crafting.  I have loads of presents to make, but I'm not sure I'm awake enough yet so I'm starting gently with my favourite two weekly challenges - Less is More and CASual Fridays

Firstly I made a card for Less is More and  as it is the second week of the month it's the One Layer Week and this month the theme is "Let it Snow".  The problem is I'm not sure if I've made a backwards 2 layer card rather than a one layer one....

I started with a 4 inch hammer finished base card, die cut some snowflakes using a memory box die, and added one of my lovely new snowflake sentiments above in pearl blue.  However the die cut just didn't show up enough so I added a strip of blue paper to the inside of the card and sprinkled it with glitter.  Sorry ladies if that makes it 2 layers, but I'm hoping cos it's on the inside it still counts.....

So, I had another go, DEFINITELY one layer this time, and this time it's a double entry as I used pearl misting spray so it's also going to be my entry for this week's CASual Friday "in the mist" challenge.

This time I used a DL base card, scored some lines from the top and the bottom, but not all the way to the middle so I could leave space for my sentiment - another from my new papermania set which I embossed in pearl indigo shimmer.  I masked off the sentiment, and then the space outside the lines and embossed a snowflake outline in white detail powder.  I sponged blue and grey distress inks in the masked off area and then misted them with pearl shimmer spray to blend the colours together and give it a misty shimmer.  I finished each snowflake with a tiny indigo gem in the centre.   Here's a close up but unfortunately the pearl still doesn't show - crappy grey light in Sheffield today.

Right, time to tackle the Christmas presents as they aren't going to make themselves - unless someone has some crafting elves they can spare that is............


  1. Lovely cards Tara.. love your second one in particular....


  2. Two smashing CAS cards from you. I THINK the second is my fave ..... but only by a snowflake!!!


  3. Gorgeous cards Tara, I love the first one. xx Jan

  4. I love both of these Tara, I think layers behind an aperture still counts :) That large sentiment on the second card is brilliant and great job combining the challenges :)
    Jenny x

  5. Love the die cut snowflakes but also love the inking in the second one. Both super cards. xx

  6. Love the tall one Tara, it's very cool!
    Glad you weren;t too worse for wear after your party
    Many thanks
    mandi LIM

  7. The Let it Snow font is perfect with your card style!

  8. Two super cards Tara, I love the ink effect on the panel in the second one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Two super cards Tara, well done :O) Viv xx

  10. Hola Tara, fantastic cards Tara, i love, love your memory box die, beautiful effect, fantastic sentiment stamps, well done Tara as always.
    A hug from Palma

  11. Two great cards Tara but I love the second one in fact I thought it was ribbon it's so beautiful:)
    Val x

  12. Super creative!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Hi Tara
    Fabulous card them both ....
    Hugs sylvie

  14. Love both cards. Fab inking in the second - wish I could ink as neatly as that!!

  15. Tara - fabulous cards - I have this set (see my card!) I really like your second card - the inked panel is so pretty!

  16. You go girl! Two fabulous cards! (and I personally think that the first card is DEFINITELY a one layer card! LOL!)

  17. Yep, first one is definitely one layer for me. Two fabulous cards Tara, hope your weekend went well.
    Lynne xxx

  18. Fabulous masking and misting here! Love the blue colors too. Thanks for tackling the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week!

  19. 2 gorgeous cards! I just love blue with snowflakes :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. I absolutely love these two cards x

  21. I love these gorgeous snowy cards Tara! I especially like the technique you've used on the second one - I'll be trying that one of these days! Sorry, my crafting elves are all a bit busy at the moment... Vx


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