Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sorry I've been kind of MIA!

I've got a cold that's been kicking my butt - besides all the other fun things going on in my life right now. :D I'm BUSY - which isn't a BAD thing. :D
This card is from the "WHAT ON EARTH IS CRYSTAL EFFECTS" class we did last night. The icicles are, anyway. :D We did the icicles, which are SUPER-SIMPLE, and everyone took their icicles home to put on their cards today.
To make the icicles, we put wax paper down on our grid paper, so we had straight lines to work with. Using Crystal Effects, we pulled a straight line across the wax paper - you can do it as long as you wish, but I told the attendees that you want at least 4" for this project. Then, you just start putting in the hanging icicles wherever you want them. When you've got as many icicles as you wish, just sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds glitter on them - and let them BE for a while. I let mine dry overnight, to be safe - I have a horrible time of leaving fingerprints in my CE projects because I try to do something with them before they're dry. :D
Then we took Not Quite Navy card stock and stamped the tiny dots all over in VersaMark. We added Heat & Stick powder to that, and heated JUST until transparent. More glitter, then heated again to set the powder. (The inside is the "let it snow let it snow let it snow" stamp from PERFECT PRESENTATION, a level 2 hostess stamp set. WRONG!!! It's from GLAD TIDINGS!!!!) Then we put the house together: a rectangle of Very Vanilla, run through the crimper, is out house with siding. A triangle of kraft card stock is the roof. My card has some liquid applique on it as a snow line. You could also sponge some white craft ink on the roof and emboss with white embossing powder, and it would look like snow, too.
I hope you're having a wonderful week!!!! Stay warm, and TAKE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!! ;) 'Tis the season! ONLY THREE MORE DAYS UNTIL THE RETIRED LIST COMES OUT!!!!