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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Frosted Foliage, Frosted Frames, Feels Like Frost, Christmas Card, Shaker Card

I found a really pretty card on Pinterest that I wanted to make.  Not only because it was pretty, but because of all the paper in the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, this was my least favorite.  When I saw how pretty this card was on this paper, I grew a little fonder of that image.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP that was taped in place.  Use your tape runner slowly, the silver doesn't like to pick up the tape and sometimes it will cause you to rip the paper.  Just go slow.

Now here's what I should have done first and I will continue the step by step as if I had done it this way.  I should have die cut the frame from the "Frosted Frames" die cuts.  I used the Dazzling Diamonds paper for this piece. I also cut a Whisper White piece to tape together for better stability. Plus I wasn't sure how well the Window Sheet would stick to the back of the glitter paper.  Once I got the two pieces glued together I cut a 2-3/4" x 3" piece of Window Sheet.  I glued the Window Sheet to the back of the frame piece.  I set it aside to dry.

I took the center piece from the framed piece and I centered it on the front of the card.  I traced around about 1/8" larger than the frame.  Draw lightly.  

The words are from the "Frosted Foliage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. The original card used black Staz-on right on the Window Sheet. I don't like stamping like that because I have a tendency to make the ink smear. Though the Stmaparatus might be of some help there but They way I did it worked just fine and I didn't have to wait for the ink to dry because Memento ink dries a lot faster than Staz-on. 

After stamping the words, I used the foam strips and made my frame around the pencil lines I drew. I lined the strips right on the pencil lines. 

I removed the protective pieces on the strips and exposed the tape.  I added some of the "Snowflake" sequins and some "Ice Stapin' Glitter" to the paper and I carefully lined up the frame on the foam tape.  And that was it. I did give it a shake before I took the photo.  

I have a little tip to share with you here when it comes to the static on your sequins.  I had used a 1/4" x 1/4" piece of drier sheet but I didn't like it being in my sequins so, when I opened up my new container, I took my Embossing Buddy and I gave it a tap on the inside of the lid and I closed the container and I shook it.  Viola, my sequins were staying where they belong!!

This was a fun card and I now REALLY like this paper that I was not fond of.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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