Thursday, January 1, 2015

If Kisses Were Snowflakes Magenta Card and Technique Tutorial

This month's Magenta Challenge theme is a "Snowy Winter Night".  I made my DT project a blizzard... he,he,he!

Supplies: stencil. stamp and chipboard (Magenta), cardstock (wht- Recollections, blk - Bazzill), snow cone gelato, whipped spackle, and glass bead glitter gel (Faber-Castell), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), emboss powder (Stampendous), ticket corner punch (Stampin' Up), thread and jewels (Misc.)

Here a close up detail photo better shows the shimmer of the Imagine Crafts Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz, the Glass Bead Glitter Gel snowflakes that I created with the mask, and the thread that was dragged through the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.

Magenta Products used:

Snowflakes Mask - MC05

If Kisses were Snowflakes Stamp - 07.888G

Chipboard Snowflakes from Deer and Snowflakes -CB655

I really liked how well the Glass Bead Glitter Gel snowflakes turned out so I thought I'd share a tutorial on how to make them.

Here are the supplies needed:

Snowflakes Mask MC05 (Magenta)
Snow Cone Gelato (Faber-Castell)
Glass Bead Glitter Gel (Faber- Castell)
Palette Knife

Step 1: 

On a non-porous craft mat, colour some Snow Cone gelato onto the surface and mix with some Glass Bead Glitter Gel using a palette knife. Note: The colour will dry slightly darker than it appears at this stage as the white of the gel dries and becomes translucent.

Step 2:

Using the palette knife, spread the mixture into the desired snowflake parts of the Snowflakes mask using it like a stencil.

Step 3:

Carefully lift off the mask and let the snowflakes dry. Do not worry if there is a little gel seepage under the stencil. You can fix the snowflakes after they have dried by trimming them with small scissors.

Step 4:

Once dry (you can tell when the colour changes and becomes translucent and darker), carefully peel off the snowflakes. You can use a sharp flat lifter when needed to start the lift of an edge at times.

Hope you give this technique a try and used your embellishments on a project. Be sure to share it with us over at Magenta.

You can learn more about and link up with a Snowy Winter Night January Challenge here


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Carole Dion said...

Nice and clever project!

Chantalle said...

Thanks for sharing this great technique! x

laury55 said...

fantastic the different techniques with the snowflakes

Attic Inspired Crafter said...

Love the step by step!

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome technique!! Pinning! LOVE your card!!

Wishing you and your family a very happy 2015 my friend!! xoxo

Ella Swan said...

Beautiful card & what a cute sentiment!

Maria said...

Gorgeous background with the snowflakes! Such a pretty card and great tutorial!