Monday, 20 October 2008

Acrylic Snowflakes



I bought one of the deep blade housings that provocraft have just bought out, thinking I could cut my own chipboard. Whilst looking for something else, I found two A5 sheets of acrylic, the weight that the Heidi Swapp ghost letters/shapes are made from. Could I? Dare I? I loaded the acrylic onto a brand new mat for max adhesion, set the blade to 6, speed med, pressure max, multicut 2. There they were, perfect acrylic snowflakes.

I painted the edges with a thin line of white acrylic paint (note: ink will never dry on acrylic) and sprinkled the wet paint with Great Impressions fine Ice glitter. This really defines the edges of your snowflake and makes them stand out against the white background.

The base card was cuttlebugged, and the sentiment (from Stampin Up) stamped in blue. I stuck the snowflakes on with a glue dot in the centre, and covered that with a blue gem.

This is really much nicer in real life, I tried every which way to get the best photo, but couldn't capture the ghostly delicacy of the snowflakes.

22 comments:

Sam said...

Gorgeous card. You have been busy today!
Sam x

Crafty Sue said...

So pretty

DeeDee said...

How BEAUTIFUL!!! I have the deep cutting blade and the WILD CARD cart on the way to me....maybe it will be there when I get home today!!! I love your card.....thanks for the ideas!! HUGS!!

Kath said...

wowee this is a stunner Enfys and I bet you were holding your breath while it was cutting...
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

~JulieH~ said...

wow you are brave Enfys I've had mine for 2 weeks still nervous to try it lol! your card is stunning! I'm gonna take the plunge and try tomorrow now you've done the test!!

Julie

Helen said...

Wow - those snowflakes are gorgeous!
Helen x

Amy said...

Beautiful! I have the deep cut blade and can't wait to try this!...First I just need to find the top of my craft table and my buried Bug! LOL

Betty Brett said...

En, it is magnificent! I just love the shade of blue with the white....it looks etherial! I am not familiar with A5 acrylic...I wish I had an LSS nearby for more hands on goodies (or more swarms with you!!) Gorgeous!

BettyBee

JMarques100 said...

What a beautiful card...so elegant. TFS

Stampin' Meg said...

Gorgeous Enfys-I know what my next Cricut purchase is going to be!

Heidi said...

I love these acryic things,very pretty!

Kerry said...

I absolutely love this card! The snowflakes are fabulous and look great with all the white, a little glitter, and a touch of blue!

Tip Top said...

Nice and frosty!!

AShu93 said...

I think you captured the "ghostliness" of it perfectly. It's a beautiful card! Looks like real snow.

Heavenly Blessed said...

simple yet so detailed!

Kazz said...

Im loving these new sentiment stamps you have Enfys they are gorgeous. I have been in touch with my local Stampin up demonstrator and she told me that particular set is not available in UK :(

Kazz said...

hi Enfys. Im loving these new sentiment stamps you have they are gorgeous! so much so that I located my local stampin up demonstrator to ask about them. She told me they are not available in UK :(

metalback said...

I love this idea. I have some acrylic and alcohal inks that would look great with this idea. I love your cards. You have the creative mind!

Denise said...

I love this idea. I have some acrylic and alcohal inks that would look great with this idea. I love your cards. You have the creative mind!

Denise said...

I love this idea. I have some acrylic and alcohal inks that would look great with this idea. I love your cards. You have the creative mind!

Denise said...

I love this idea. I have some acrylic and alcohal inks that would look great with this idea. I love your cards. You have the creative mind!

luvmygirls said...

Love the card! I think I will have to get me the Wild Card Cart.