Welcome back to another challenge at Papercraft Junkies. This fortnight we are "Embellishing it". This means we want to see your wonderful creations that incorporate hand made embellishments. So put away all your flowers, rhinestones and buttons and come up with something original. Remember, there are free images for the winner and a bonus one if you use a Papercraft Junkie image!
My creation was definitely a bit of an undertaking. I didn't like the first card I made, it just didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it. I used one half of the Papercraft Junkie image "Snowman Frames" and always wanted it placed centrally. So, what to do around the edges? I ended up drawing the flourishes as I don't have any flourish stamps. I scanned it into the computer and printed it on the red paper. I didn't really want black, but when you only have a black printer...... I tried using a light box and tracking it, but the card was too thick and I couldn't see through it.
The pearls are also handmade. I discovered on the internet (sorry can't remember the source) that using puffy fabric paint on acetate, you can lift the image when it dries. Loving the concept I jumped in the car and went to my local Spotlight store. I had a bit of a play and figured it would be just easier to blob the paint directly onto the image. Takes a bit of an effort to keep consistent sized blobs, but the overall affect is quite good.
This is my finished card:
This is the card I made first off. It uses the other half of the "Snowman Frames" and I made the background using the negative image of some snowflake dies and sponges. It's a bit bizzy for my liking, but it will serve as another Christmas card.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you come up with this time.
I am entering this card into the folowin challenges:
Oozak - Anything goes & red
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Snowman
Digi Galore - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Non-traditional
Emergency Crafters - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge- Christmas
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes