Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. Time just seems to pass by so quickly and I can hardly believe Christmas has already come and gone. I need to make a few Christmas thank you cards and although I want them to represent the holiday I want to make them more generic. I decided to make a sparkly winter scene using the Sizzix Tree Line and Essentials by Ellen Many Thanks made using Craft-a-Board.
I like the extra thickness and stability of Craft-a-Board. It is like chipboard yet thin enough to be cut with most low profile dies. I used my Memory Box Metal Adaptor Plate to cut both the tree line and sentiment since both have detailed cutting lines. Hint: Always run your die through your machine lengthwise to get the best cut.
This picture shows how much thicker Craft-a-Board is than regular cardstock. I use my paper piercer to help remove the tree line image from the negative piece.
Lightly mist the Craft-a-Board images with water to prepare for applying ink.
Apply the Shabby Shutters ink by swiping the pad directly to the Tree Line and Many Thanks images.
Heat dry both images.
Apply Cosmic Glitter Glue and spread over the image using your finger. Be sure to have a baby wipe or damp cloth available.
Apply clear Rock Candy Glitter to the images.
Place small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the tree tops and a piece of 1/4” double stick tape to the bottom edge of the tree line and attach to the card base.
Attach mounting tape to the back of the snow layer and attach to the card base.
Create a thin strand of adhesive to use to attach the sentiment to the card. Attach a length of double stick tape to a clean surface. I used the 1/8” for this project.
Remove the paper backing and use your finger to roll the strip into around strand of adhesive.
Apply pieces of the adhesive strand to key sections of the sentiment.
Sadly the pictures do not show how pretty and sparkly the trees are. It’s so much prettier in person.
This is my last CLASSroom post for 2016 so I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!