Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Well, between the holidays and all the different projects I have had going, I left out a card that I wanted to  share.

I made this for a "pink" winter card challenge but ended up not finishing in time. LOL
I stamped the snowflake background on white cardstock and used clear embossing powder. Then I use 3 different shades of blue Distress inks for the background. I glittered the edges of the mat behind the background as well as one of the snowflakes. (I used some of my snowflake cut files for those shapes) I dyed the seam binding ribbon by spritzing it with water and using Distress Stain in Victorian Velvet. The water helps the ribbon absorb the stain evenly.

Now for the part I had the most fun with... I used my much neglected I-Top brad maker to make the brad. First I cut a piece of lightweight cotton fabric then dyed it using water and Tumbled Glass Distress Stain. (I love the stains!) 

Then I let it dry and used my brad maker to cover the brad blank with the fabric. I intended to sew some fake pearls on bit that did not work too well. I opted to using self adhesive pearls. (much easier :) Since the brad is slightly curved, I went ahead and put a little glue behind the pearls to make sure they would stay on.

Very fun and I used things I already had. Instead of trying to find a brad that matched my card, the Distress Stain allowed me to customize it my self. (...And best of all, I had fun with a tool that I purchased last year and had only used twice before :)

Now I plan to go dig out more goodies that I bought but rarely used. LOL

If you would like more info on the brad maker, just leave a comment and I will post more about it.


Patricia Hurlburt said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for your input on my blog design. I plan to have a blog makeover giveaway soon to get my graphic shop going. Hope you join in!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jani, this looks great!!! Love how this came out!!!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Jani!! I love the look of the fabric brad with pearls!! It makes a gorgeous center for the snowflake!! :)