Friday 12 December 2014

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow ......

Happy Friday to you,

There's a good chance that I'm nursing a bit of a hangover this morning, so this is actually a scheduled post!  We had a bit of a do at ours last night ......... Stephen and his office chums decided to hold their Christmas party at ours!!  I was in charge of the food (with a little help from our daughter Lauren) and hubby the drinks.  I'm assuming all went well  ....... I'll let you know later!

By the way ....... I don't mean it ...... honest, the Let it Snow and all that.  Not yet anyway, I've still got shopping to do!  After last Friday's post though ...... 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' ....... we did have our first lot of snow on the island!!!  It was only up on the mountains mind but ...... I'm not sure I'm ready for the white stuff just yet! Maybe I should think about changing the title of this one ... with the weather we've been having this week anything is possible!!!

Anyhow ....... another week has gone by, it's Friday again, and it's time to remind you all that the last Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge of 2014 is well under way.

This month it's all about .......

You can use ink, paint, gesso, or even emboss using a white powder, just so long as there is white stamping somewhere on your design.  It doesn't all have to be white, you can stamp using other colours too.
As it's December your design can be winter or Christmas themed but, it doesn't have to be, you can do anything you like ..... we just need to see some white stamping on there.

As always there's a fab prize up for grabs .......

from this months sponsor  ......

And don't forget ........ the winner also gets their work published in an issue of Craft Stamper magazine and, they will also be invited to do a Guest Spot on a future challenge.  Wouldn't that be a great start to 2015?!

I've done my white stamping onto acetate this time ...... using White Stazon ink

My finished card size is 7x5 inches, but this design would look good on any size of card.

I cut out a section from the panel of white card, and cut a piece of clear acetate to fill in the gap.
I then stamped over the acetate using the gorgeous Snowflake Lace stamp by IndigoBlu (one of my favourites this year).

You need to take a little more care when stamping onto acetate as it's a slippery surface and your stamp can move quite easily, causing your image to blur.  I find that dusting the acetate with an anti-static bag before stamping, reduces the risk of this happening. The ink has something to 'grip' to and you get a nice clear image. 
Also, the ink takes a little longer to dry on this surface so put your stamped image out of the way somewhere, so you don't smudge it ....... 

Once everything was dry, I attached the acetate panel to the back of the two pieces of white card to bring it back to the original size. 

I stamped a Christmas greeting, attached a festive red ribbon around the bottom and finished off with a matching bow.

I then mounted the panel, using foam pads, onto a piece of black cardstock to really show off the white snowflakes.

A cute metal snowflake charm from my stash, and a few sparkly gems add the final touches to the front.
Inside you'll find another acetate panel stamped again with the Snowflake Lace,

and you can see I've added a piece of white card over the top giving me somewhere to put a greeting write my message

Now it's your turn.  As we're getting into the festive season, the challenge will run a little longer than usual so you have loads of time to get your entries in ..... the closing date is not until January!!  Have fun, and Happy Stamping!

Thanks for popping by  ...... enjoy your Friday, and have a fabulous weekend.

Cheerio until next time ..... stay warm!



Loll said...

Gorgeous design Linda. Love the acetate! And your snowflake lace stamp is beautiful! Loll xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card - Love that stamp!
Avril xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very elegant card, the white stamping is beautiful.

Warm hugs