Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sweet Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes: Glittery Snowflake

Well time for Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge.  This time I am doing the "Anything Goes Challenge".  I decided to continue with my embossing and created a unique Snowflake Stamp.
This started out as a snowflake stamp.  Starflake_Medallion_430.
All Stamped and embossed
Closeup of stamped and embossed image.
The stamp was repeatedly stamped in versa mark on sever different scraps of purple cardstock.  Then they were heat embossed with Fantasy_Gold_Fine_Detail_Embossing Powder.
Each one was fussy cut, following a different part of the stamp.  It is easy to get lost.  So I rough cut around the area and then when back fine tuned.
After they were cut, glue was painted onto the cut edge and they were dipped in white microfine glitter.  Then they were stacked with a foam square between each layer.  
Final layers added and a small purple rhinestone is added to the center.  It is the little details that pull this together.

Now on to the background.  I took a darker purple paper and stamped  Snowflakes  all over the paper in Versamark.  Then they were embossed with a holographic embossing powder.  This gives the glitter, but is more of a tone on tone effect plus sparkle.
The lights and reflection are giving this the color.  It is not so colorful in real life.  But very pretty!
Next I took a set of square dies, and using my grid, aligned them and taped them together.  The background was cut with this die set up. 

Lastly the middle frame was removed.  The outer frame was elevated by using mounting tape.  This was applied to a 5.4" square white card base.  The center was adhered flat to the card base and the Snowflake was mounted onto foam squares.  So the outer layer is elevated and the snowflake, everything else is flat.  
This view shows the elevation better.  The card is stunning in person.  All that glitter and metallic made it hard to photo and capture the depth of the color range.  

Be sure to stop by SweetStamps Challenge page and blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.
Happy Crafting

Links:  All supplies can be found at Sweet Stamps
The cardstock was scraps of purple in my left over bin.  The white is 110# cardstock from Neenah.
Links are in the description for the products that were used. 
The only other supplies: ATG, Score-tape, Foam dots, Mountin foam,  and wet glue (I used Zig)

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, I love the layers of the medallion and the added sparkle.