Good Morning All. I am late, late, late today. Some days are just that way. Today is breezy and quite chilly, though we did not get the freeze they predicted last night. It was too cloudy and windy to drop that much, though we did approach it. Maybe tonight.
On with the card. I have a sweet (well, mostly) little girl who is VERY enamored with Elsa of Frozen fame. (I don’t know how to add the Trademark symbol to my posts, but Elsa and Frozen are Disney property.)
Now, I have not seen the movie, but said little girl did ‘read’ a book to me about this story. She really can’t read yet, but has memorized it word for word. When I commented that it was terrible that Elsa had frozen her sister, Anna, she gave me a look that spoke more eloquently than her words, and said, as though speaking to a dimwit, “It isn’t real, GiGi, it is only a movie.” She also asked me to make her an Elsa Halloween costume.
With that background in mind, I knew I had to make a shimmery, glimmery, icy Elsa card.
I was going to use Whisper White Shimmer paper for my card base, but, alas, I had run out! So, I began with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock and painted the front with my Frost White Shimmer Paint. I let that dry while I took a panel of Balmy Blue and a hot foil stamp of a princess. I added some dark blue foil and put the works in my Go Press and Foil machine. I then ran this through my Big Shot and die cut it.
Next, using Silver Glimmer Paper, I cut several snowflakes using the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, as my order with the Snowflake Showcase had not yet arrived.
The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday. After swiping the card front with my Embossin Buddy, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, covered it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.
I used Stampin’ Dimenionals, and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the smaller places, to adhere the princess to the card front, and Liquid Glue to attach the snowflakes.
For the inside, another Picture Perfect Birthday sentiment following the same procedure as the front sentiment fills the center of the panel, while more Silver Glimmer paper snowflakes add still more bling. Remember, this is for a girly girl who likes all things feminine, including bling!
After using Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into the card base, I looked again at the front. The princess seemed rather plain, so I took my Wink of Stella and went over the whole dress. Much better. But, a princess has a crown does she not? OK. Some Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones were attached to her head for a tiara. She now looks like a princess from a cold, snowy place. I hope said little girl can make the connection.
The envelope is simply stamped with Versamark and Silver Emboss Powder makes the Colorful Seasons Snowflakes really stand out on both the front and the flap.
I don’t usually go for glitz and glamour, but we make cards so we can match the card to the recipient, do we not? Sometimes anyway. A glitzy, glamoury, girly girl needs a card of the same ilk.
CARD CUTS: Whisper White Thick: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″; Balmy Blue: princess 4″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Silver Glimmer Paper: snowflakes 3″ x 3″