Crafting Passionz Swap - Christmas Cards
We each had to create two Christmas Cards to swap with the other participants.
I wrapped some cardstock in tinfoil then embossed it using my Cuttlebug machine and a Christmas Subway themed die. I then dabbed Adirondack Alcohol Inks over the embossing to add some colour. I mounted this on a coordinating cardstock and then directly onto the card itself.
I love the second set of cards for a number of reasons. The colour most definitely - I am a bright, clear colour kind of gal rather than a muted, pastel type of person. I love the Christmas Bauble on the front - they turned out better than I hoped for and more importantly... I love that it can be removed from the card and the ornament used each year as a Christmas decoration either on your tree or hung in the window to catch the light.
- I used these Christmas Bauble die-cuts from Dusty Attic which you can get from my Scrap FX online shop.
- I painted them with the Creative Imaginations Radiant Rain Paint Dauber in Gold and then Red
- Then some heavy spritzing with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold.
- After waiting for the paint to dry... OK I used my heat gun to speed up the process...
- I then affixed behind each bauble a small sheet of Angelina Heat Bondable Film using Helmar Tiger Grip Glue.I let this dry at least 30 minutes before trimming around the bauble as close as possible (about 1-2mm edge). Note - I used four different colours, one behind each bauble so they are unique.
- I then used my trusty heat gun again to shrink the Angelina Film. It shrinks as it is heated which in turn creates a myriad of amazing colours and colour swirls somewhat akin to the Aurora Borealis lights.
- I mounted some patterned & glittered paper onto some cardstock and then the card base.
- Punch holes in the top of the card using my Crop-O-Dile to feed the ribbon through.
- Finally attached the bauble using a bow (so it can easily be removed)
Here is a close up of each bauble before it was attached to the card.
Watch this space for another Christmas Craft project using the Angelina Film.
I will be running some classes in the new year on using the Angelina Film with some really cute Dusty Attic chipboard die-cuts, so if you are keen to find out more, please let me know and I can send you some details about the classes.