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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Snowman Season, Delicate Baubles, Stitched Snowflakes, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

 I do not know what this technique is called. I had done it before using the "Sweet Strawberries" set. You can see that card here. This card did not turn out as cool as the strawberry one.  It's not even close too cool. When I got done die cutting my the word "ICK" came out of my mouth!  I was not happy with this card at all. It was nothing like what was in my head. But you know me, I share the good, the bad and the ugly with you.  This one is ugly!!!

I'm going to share how I made it in the event there is an "Ugliest Card" contest so you will know how to make it and win!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took a quarter sheet of Basic White card stock and my Blending Brush and I brushed on some Pool Party ink. I did this on two pieces because one was not enough.  Then I die cut the snowflakes from the "Stitched Snowflakes" die set.

They were set in place on the front of the card using regular, small and pieces of Dimensionals. Then I took the bulb frame from the "Delicate Baubles" die set to cut out the shape. But before I cut I placed a piece of Press'n Seal over the top to hold the pieces in place.  Then I die cut the shape. When I removed the Press'n Seal, that's when I said "ICK!"  I was not pleased with the way it looked.  So I thought I'd see what I could do with just the bulb piece. I started to remove the Press'n Seal and I ended up gluing the tiny pieces in place or they would be lost.  After I removed the Press'n Seal, I set the bulb aside because neither were what I was expecting to see. UGH!

I went ahead and stamped the "Let it Snow" from the Snowman Season set using Pool Party ink. It didn't help me like the card any better.

I thought maybe if I add some rhinestones to the snowflakes to give it some bling thinking that would help. Nope, there's no help for this card at all.  It's a dud!  If you can come up with a better way to make this card look better, PLEASE let me know!

I think I'll work on some fall and Thanksgiving cards for a while!  My heart is just not into Christmas cards yet (obviously!).

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's failed attempt at a snowflake card,


KardsbyKadie said...

What a clever idea Wanda. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Bolam said...

Well Wanda, I've always believed that NOT trying is failure. You did try and I think it is still pretty.