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Monday, November 21, 2011

Make some snow- Gingersnaps tutorial

 Those who know me know I cannot resist trying new techniques.....so, when I saw this tutorial on Gingersnaps- it called out my name....not to mention I had a 40% off coupon for Blicks......

 So, I printed out the Vintage Santa and the digi cardstock by Create with TLC on Cryogen White cardstock- there is a subtle shimmer in the cardstock- so pretty!  Next, I followed the tutorial and added Glossy accents in a thin layer to Santa's image and adhered that to the acetate.  Then I applied Glass Bead Gel (which was $6.95 at Blicks and I had 40% off.....).  I took a skewer and drew in the snowflakes and waited for it to dry.

I stitched in a Zig Zag around the edges of the CS and added a sentiment and a raffia bow.  The sentiment is sitting on a Spellbinders snowflake that is colored in C1 Copic marker and Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  The sentiment is also Create with TLC. Let me add- I used red line tape to adhere the picture to the background so it would stay securely.

I discovered there all many different textures available in this gel....so I may be playing more in the future.....for now, one less Christmas card off of my list to complete!

Challenges:
Gingersnaps- Supplies- use Raffia
Karen's Doodles- Santa
Make it Monday- anything goes
Make My Monday-Foilage, snowflakes
Paper Creations Ink- Christmas
Pile it on-anything with a P- Pine sprigs
Sparkles forum- Vintage Christmas
One Stop Craft- Blue

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

32 comments:

jimlynn said...

Shelly, I must say this is knock dead gorgeous! Love the technique and the looks of it and the raffia! Wonderful card.
Lynn

Karli said...

Absolutely beautiful! Another great technique :) I think I'll give that Cryogen paper a go. I keep hearing such good things about it. Hugs~

MaxineD said...

What a fascinating technique - I could just see some of the dimension and texture. Have never heard of that Glass Bead Gel - I will have to keep an eye out for it.
Blessings
Maxine

Laura said...

What a beautiful card. I love it.TFS

Dr Sonia S V said...

Shelly such a lovely rustic color

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Michele said...

gorgeous Shelly! beautiful vintage piece. xo

* Shaz * said...

Stunning card

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Cath Wilson said...

It's a great technique and you did this really well - it looks wonderful and probably a whole lot better 'in real life' x

Riti said...

Stunning Card Shelly !!
Thanks for joining us on PCI Challenge.

I JUST LOVED YOUR WORK...
Hugs,
Riti

Doreen said...

A gorgeous vintage card,great technique.Saw it on MIM.xxx

sarah-Jane said...

Super vintage Christmas card. xx

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love new techniques too and you did a fabulous job. Definitely need to check out Glass Bead Gel.

Karen Hasheck said...

Shelly-
This card is just beautiful! Love the image and all the special details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

Paul said...

Love the vintage look of this. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

trisha too said...

Beautiful card Shelly, love the touch of raffia!

:)

Sara I. said...

This is absolutely amazing Shelly - so gorgeous and brilliantly done! xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Shelly, Can you believe I've never even heard of glass bead jell. What a great technique!
hugs Lynn

Suze Bain said...

This is such a beautiful card. Never heard of Glass Bead Gel but it looks fab! xx

Shirley-anne said...

Love your detail on Acetate
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Shirley-Anne.

Alexa said...

Shelly this is gorgeous! Really nice to see my idea being used in a new way - fantastic card! x

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Jack said...

This is fabulous and now I soooooo NEED this bead gel. Hope Santa is listening, lol. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Shelly, that is just gorgeous! Very cool technique as well.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Shelly!!! Beautiful image and colourings.

Gerri Herbst said...

Absolutely stunning Shelly. Love the technique.Thanks for joining us Gingersnap Creations!

Lesley said...

Shelly, beautiful card and love that technique. Stunning image as well. It has a very vintage and handmade feel to it.
Happy Creating, Lesley

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, wonderful vintage look.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card! TFS the technique too! This will probably be framed, a real keepsake!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous technique ... and the raffia is such a perfect rustic touch ... so glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

trisha too said...

Shelly, congratulations on your beautiful card being chosen as the homepage art at Gingersnap Creations (and for winning the wonderful Rogue Redhead Designs stamps!)

:)