Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Snowflake Experiment


Hi everyone.  As you can see by the title of my blog post for today, I was experimenting.  It turned out quite well, but photographing it was a whole other story.  The card is so much prettier in real life ... but you'll have to take my word on that.  I made this for the current challenge at Festive Friday #27 ... here's the inspiration photo ...




I die-cut a snowflake from clear plastic, coated it with crystal effect (glossy accents), and then covered it with lots and lots of glitter.  When it was dry, I put on a thick coat of crystal effects to seal in the glitter and give the snowflake some dimension.  I mounted it onto a black card front.  Unfortunately, all the colors from the iridescent glitter (pink, blue, purple) don't show in the photo.  Here's a close-up ... but it's still not a great photo.





The glitter not only gives the snowflake sparkle and flecks of color, but it gives it a frosty appearance.  It was fun experimenting with my clear plastic sheets and will be doing more of that soon. :)







Stamps:  Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, plastic sheets (Grafix), embossing buddy, white embossing powder, heat tool, crystal effects, glitter, glue dots, paint brush



Challenges:
Festive Friday #27



17 comments:

  1. Fabulous experiment Loll! Love how it turned out. Now off to see if I have all the ingredients to make my own experiment. Thanks for sharing the details too!

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  2. Oh my goodness the snowflake is mind blowing :) I am in love with ur experiment :) thank you for inspiring me again !!

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  3. Oooh, now that's an awesome result from an experiment, Loll! The dimension, the color, the shimmer...this is amazing!

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  4. This is awesome, Loll! And putting it on the black card makes it brilliant!

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  5. OMG - this looks like a real snowflake - great dimension and shine! I know how hard it is to get the pretty colours of the glitter. But don't worry, I'm going to make my own so that I can see! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  6. What a stunner, Loll! Was the plastic you used a heavy plastic, like packaging, or lighter like transparancy sheets? Like Ardyth, I'd love to try this too! :)

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  7. what a fantastic idea - looks gorgeous!

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  8. As always - perfectly wonderful. It has been snowing here off and on all day.
    Sandy xx

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  9. Oh Loll, I bet this card is more beautiful in person! I bet it sparkles and shines like no other. So pretty even though we can't see all the beautiful colors sparkling. I love the frosty look it has in the picture. Love, love this card. Hugs

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  10. A very successful experiment Loll. It looks stunning but bet it's much more wonderful IRL.

    Karen x

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  11. Just getting caught up Loll. This is gorgeous! I can't imagine how sparkly it must be!

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  12. Wow, Loll! It looks like ice! Isn't it annoying how the camera won't capture the coloured sparkles that you see through the lens. I bet it's fabulous IRL.

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  13. I'm glad you showed us a close up so we could appreciate all the sparkle on your snowflake! I love the effect with the black background, too...it really is the 'Star of the Show'! Stunning card, Loll!

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  14. Wow, what a pretty look you've achieved Loll! It looks stunning against the black, too! Always love learning from others!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Festive Friday!

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  15. I think it's lovely, Loll! Thanks for the close ups too! Stunning again!!

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  16. I love your experiments, Loll ... they're always such great ideas and the results are always stunning! This card's a case in point! Anita :)

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)