Saturday, 9 November 2013
This was definitely a challenge and required the use of many grey cells! The card had to be all black - not black with a hint of something else. It was a tough one to do and a tough one to take a pic of, trust me the glitter, the ribbon and the card is all black. I would have liked to use some pearlescent card but I couldn't get hold of any in the given time so I decided to go with texture on black card. I used a Sizzix frame embossed with a CB candy cane folder. The inner rectangle was embossed with the CB snow folder and I added a tiny blob of PVA (white glue) to each snowflake. This dries clear to give a slight sheen (click on the pic to get a better view). The chipboard was coloured with a black Sharpie and then sprinkled with black glitter. The ribbon is waste from a box of M&S Belgian chocs. I'm quite pleased with the effect. The glitter has been lying in a box for a few years and it looks very dark and sophisticated IRL.