Thursday 3 December 2015

TIME OUT #45 Reminder

Have you played along with our Inspired By Words challenge at Time Out yet? Well there's still time - we are looking for cards inspired by this fabulous quote:

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies

In addition to the fabulous Design Team cards, we are also joined by the super-creative Ashwini - her blog Experiments With Card Making Etc  so be sure to stop by and see her beautiful designs.

Here is how I was inspired by the words:

For my card(s) today, I dug deep into the back of my craft closet and dusted off my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I was so happy when I found that they still sprayed since it has been years (yes - years) since I last used them.

I started the card by stamping the MFT snowflakes in Versamark and heat embossing them in detail silver powder. I then used the matching dies to cut some masks from Post It tape that I placed over the snowflakes. I also added some very skinny pieces of Post-It tape to mask the strings. Once masked, I used the Glimmer Mist to add some colour to the top of the card front - I tried to focus on the upper left corner but I wasn't always successful. I removed the mask, waited for it to dry and then die cut the panel with a MFT stitched rectangle die, and added the machine stitching in silver thread. The greeting is from Hero Arts - white heat embossed on a strip of vellum and mounted on a strip of glitter cardstock.

Because I had mounted the stamps on my MISTI, I decided to make a whole set of these cards using different colours of mist:

And the envelopes...

As long as I have been making cards, I haven't worried about the envelopes but on Black Friday, I decided to buy the WeRMemoryKeepers envelope punch board and I am now a convert! I'm pretty sure that I spent more time making envelopes than cards this weekend - I have finally found a use for all that 12x12 DP from my scrapbooking days! Among my envelope creations wereenvelopes for each of the snowflake cards - each featuring a matching misted liner.

I will link up to a few challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to take some Time Out to be inspired by words!


  1. Card and all the envelopes look grand . Love the snow flakes . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

  2. These are all as pretty as can be and so are the envelopes!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. Love your gorgeous card set, and those envelopes are amazing. I need to dig out my envelope board. I remember when I first got it I was making envelopes like there was no tomorrow.

  4. Beautiful cards and the matching envelopes are lovely! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  5. Such beautiful set of cards! Very frosty and fun! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  6. This pattern looks great in all the colours, but my favo colour is you can guess wich one I like most... Enjoy your sunday!

  7. What a gorgeous set of cards, Jill ... the misting with the silver embossing is fabulous ... and I love those matching envelopes ... so stylish! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. These are fabulous!!!! Genius process for making them.