Monday, August 3, 2015

Snow Business

Hello Everyone,
For today I am playing with (PIN)spirational challenge. Yes, I think it may be time to be thinking about......Christmas!! Here is my first card of the Christmas season. I hope you y'all enjoy it.

Background was made using the shaving cream technique.

Snowflake is very dimensional with a layer of white, a layer of vellum
and another snowflake in the center.

Perfect sentiment for a winter card.

Showing the inside panel of the card.
**The inside panel of the card shows the detail of the various die cuts used. First, die cut a square on the card base. Then using Spellbinders 'Fleur De Lis Squares' die cut the image and attached it to the card base. This is what creates the open space on the card. Die cut a smaller square of shaving cream paper and added the 'lattice' die from Stampin' Up. Lastly, I punched out the snowflakes. I am not going to lie, it was a lot of work but I think the result is wonderful. Below you will see a picture that shows the shadows of the open spaces on the card.

Detail showing shadows created by the open spaces
on the card.
The majority of this card was done about a year and half ago but I had to stop because I didn't know what to do with it. So it sat, sat, sat by my craft table FOREVER. It was not until this (PIN)spirational challenge when the light bulb went off in my head.. DING! Looked over and saw my neglected card just waiting for an identity.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012353809/
{PIN}spirational Challenge #145 
How to: 
  1. Applied the shaving cream techinque to a piece of white CS.
  2. Cut another piece of white CS into a square shape. 
  3. Used all the steps from above paragraph **
  4. Stamped the sentiment and cut into a banner.
Well that is it for me tonight! I hope this post finds you well and not too stressed out about Christmas. Take care and please leave a comment if you'd like.. Thanks for stopping by and we will see you soon. 

All the best,
Shawna 

3 comments:

Petra Swart said...

Your shaving cream bg looks great, Shawna!!!! And the dies you have used are lovely!!! Beautiful snowflake - love the vellum one you've added for extra dimension!!! The shadows it creates are really lovely!!! Stunning card - yeah for finally finding the perfect challenge to finish your card after such a long time!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Shawna I always adore your background
and this one too
soo cooooll and I never try shaving cream technique must try this
I adore the Snowflake too so awesome
will be the winner card at PINspirational again my dear friend
I am sorry never go around was no time to go to internet
I sent already and got your addy already sweety
Wait and see at your post box heehee
hugs, Monika

Deanne Saunders said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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