Here's my snippets make, made on Friday, after a week without doing any crafting at all:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank
- slightly smaller layer of silver mirri card as a frame - from the snippets folder (I always have loads of mirri card snippets!) glued onto the card front
- layer of pearlescent deep blue card - again from the snippets folder - glued on top of the silver 'frame'
- and a fresh sheet of Xcut adhesive silver metal effect sheet was used to die cut the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Silent Night' die (don't worry, I managed to get another two die cuts from the leftovers and also kept some little offcuts)
- added the die cut to the deep blue layer and burnished it using a plastic rounded modeling tool to ensure it stays stuck in place (it works really well! 😅) Oooh look, I discovered Emojis on Blogger!
- final touch, just a single small clear sparkly gem in the centre of the star, the 'in-house critic' deemed that it was fine and nothing more was needed, so I stepped away
The die set comes with quite a lot of other sized stars, but as already said, it seemed that for this particular card .... 'less is more'. And I made three the same - just to keep up with my target if possible - took it in slow stages.
My original idea was to inlay the die cut - but that soon changed when I realised just how many teensy little background pieces there were to consider! Thankfully I twigged early enough as well!
The sticky backed sheet on the Xcut silver card is pretty darned good - but I really do recommend a burnishing tool or similar (the bowl of a teaspoon would work equally well!) just to make sure all the adhesive parts are firmly in contact with the card itself. That also applies to Stick-It adhesive sheets and the like of course.
Now for the weekly peek at the picks - and as can be expected at this time of year, quite a few are Christmas related:
So girls, that's my picks for this week - nine again, and six are Christmas themed! Nine seems to be a fairly constant number each week, but I keep telling myself three is what I should aim for - although it could have been every single entry of course. So many ideas and inspiration each week here - I can't recommend enough that you settle down with a cuppa at some point and go through Mr Linky.
We had 58 Playmates playing along last week and no new little friends joining us.
Prize draw time now and our winner of the LOTV Art Pad called 'Party and Cake and the Impression Obsession set of three dies called 'Birthday Top Edgers' is:
Well done Jackie! Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible! My email address is on the right hand side bar.
This coming week's prize is:
A Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Silent Night' die set - the same as the one I used for my snippets card - instant impact I think!
A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Have a lovely week! I'll still be rationing time spent 'sat sitting' at the desk but hope to keep up with commenting - unless I'm out doing a cross country run around the hills and dales of Hampshire of course :) Snigger, no chance!
And Parsnip is wondering if there's likely to be a Nativity Play this year? He's been gargling salt water and singing Christmas Carols all flipping week!