Monday, December 26, 2011

Snowflake

I know, I am pathetic when it comes to post titles!  It's really like pulling teeth for me, I cannot figure out what to write!

Not too many more Christmas cards to come from me now, phew, I am quite glad, I want to move on to other things.


I am always inspired by those super bloggers out there, one of them being Jennifer McGuire. I don't think I ever leave her blog without learning something new.  This time is was about using foil tape from Tim Holtz.

I had seen this silver and gold foil tape forever and always walked away from it, not knowing what one would do with it.  Well, Jennifer suggested using a strip of it to accent a card and that you could even colour it with a Copic Marker.  So, after adhering the centre strip of patterned paper I decided to try her idea and adhered two strips of foil tape down each side and coloured each with a brown Copic Marker to take off that harsh silver shine.  I really like that coppery shine and how it went perfectly with the colours in the designer paper!

I then laid down a sentiment strip and die cut a snowflake and applied stickles very liberally over the top.

I then went on to make another version:


I changed up the colours this time and went with a double layered snowflake which was die cut in patterned paper and inked around the edges with some Vintage Photo distress ink.  I added a metallic brad to the centre.

Thank you for popping by....now we count down to a brand new year filled with new and wondrous experiences!

12 comments:

Rosemary said...

what a pretty card, brenda! i wouldn't know what to do with the foil tape, either!!

Barb said...

Love both versions, Bren! Wonderful use of the foil tape! Love your snowflakes too! :)

Nancy said...

Wow, how pretty is that snowflake paper; and you've dressed it up so nicely with the foil tape and die cut snowflakes. You put Jennifer's inspiration to lovely use, Brenda, thanks for sharing these cards!

Trinh said...

lol I'm the same way with titles, Brenda! Your snowflake card is so pretty; I love how you used the foil tape to border the panel.

sheila said...

Hi Brenda! I hope you had a wonderful holiday....I particularly love this card! You are a sweetie for sending me a note ;-D

Dawn said...

Fabulous use of the foil Brenda. It really sets off the patterned paper.

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Brenda,

That foil does add extraordinary texture to the card!
and I love that metallic brad, the perfect touch for sure :-))

Sue Lelli said...

I never knew what to do with that foil either! It looks so wonderful on BOTH of your cards, Brenda! I also REALLY LOVE the snowflake covered in stickles - how long did that take to dry!!!???

Lisa said...

Pretty cards, B! This metallic tape is pretty cool! I don't think I have ever even seen it til you used it. It gives a beautiful effect- especially when you used the copic on it!

Maureen Morton said...

Sweet, Brenda! I have now been inspired to try this material - I haven't ever figured out what to do with it. You used it beautifully - amazing colors and shine!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful Brenda!

Tiffany said...

Love all the chocolates, greens and blues on this card! Beautiful holiday appeal! I'm looking forward to making cards for Valentine's and Springtime now! Yay!