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.