Week 14 on the CASE challenge is a gorgeous two tone design by Darlene McCallum, more info here. Her lovely card was great for a birthday, but I’m in a more festive mood right now.
This month saw the launch of the brand new Snowflake Showcase, a simply stunning set of stamps and thinlits that I just knew would be perfect for this challenge.
I started with a Night of Navy base, with a layer of Silver foil on top. I then cut another layer of Night of Navy, and sliced it diagonally along the top. These three layers were all stuck down with Tombow, my favourite adhesive.
I then cut out the largest snowflake from the Snowfall thinlets in both Silver and Night of Navy. Here’s the clever bit tho! I almost always use the fine tipped glue to stick down delicate thinlits like this one, but this time I remembered to use the Adhesive sheets BEFORE I ran my shape through the Big Shot. It made such a huge difference! I then cut both snowflakes in half. Now, here’s another tip. I started using my trimmer, but just managed to ruin my snowflake. Then I tried with a craft knife, but again it spoiled the delicate shape. I ended up using my snips, and got far better control of the cut.
Once I had my half snowflakes, I peeled off the adhesive sheet backing and stuck the Night of Navy one to the Silver layer, and the Silver one to the Night of Navy layer. Voila, all done, a great two tone effect!
If I’m being honest, I meant to put a sentiment from the set along the bottom, probably the “Joy” stamp. It would look lovely heat-embossed in the bottom right corner. However I had mounted my card before I thought of this, and I didn’t want to use the heat gun near the Silver foil layer, as it can cause some discolouration. So I left it as is for now. When I make more of this card tho, I’ll remember to do the sentiment first.
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If you’re following this challenge, you’ve hopefully joined me from Becki Ritson at Sunshine Stamping. Your next stop now is Sandra Roberts at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio to see her take on this week’s challenge, follow this link here!
For next week, Sandra has chosen this stunning design by Chris Smith. You can find her card here showing the project we’ll be CASE’ing next week if you want to join in.
Come back next week to see the cards Becki, Sandra and I have made using Chris’s card as inspiration.
Remember, we want YOU to join in too! If you’d like to join in the challenge, please go to my Facebook page Craft with Emma where you can share your creations, I’d love to see what you come up with!