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Snow Anya


I teach card making classes twice a week, a Monday and Tuesday. This is the card we made on Monday (minus all the bling we never seem to have time to put these items on too much gossiping) but they finish when they get home – I hope.

The Monday night girls have all been making cards a lot longer than the Tuesday class so I teach more advanced classes on a Monday and the Tuesday girls are all very very new to card making and are only just starting to learn all the different techniques.

Rain, snow and shine are the latest stamps I have bought along with the Miss Anya Dressy set (bet you can’t guess what cards are going to be posted next).

This card is quite deceiving because it looks quite plain but there is a lot going on and that’s the reason why I took more photos so that you can see all the different elements. Stitching, matting and layering, bling, decoupage, stamping, nesties, snowflake punches, colouring in with copics, liquid pearls, gems, fluffy stuff and ribbon all make up this card.

Used a snowflake stitch all around the edge of the paper think it is from Papermania but not sure and obviously the girls didn’t stitch theirs but it shows them what they can do if they have a sewing machine at home. Made a nestie apperture through two layers of paper and one layer of card (bit of patience needed because you have to run through the big shot about four or five times to make sure it cuts). The off cuts of paper were then matted and layered onto the front and the inside of the aperture (waste not want not). Decoupaged the large stocking on the front of the card and added lots of stickles bling. Made a bow and dotted the punched snowflakes around the aperture, then added lots and lots of liquid pearls, just love these. Inside is covered with co-ordinating paper and Snow Anya was stamped onto plain white card and then cut out with another nestie. I coloured her in this time with Pro Markers, not my trusty water colour pencils, and added faux stitching around the edges. Fluffy stuff was added to her muffler and the edge of her coat which was then covered with a layer of stickles. She was positioned on the inside so you can see her when the aperture is opened. Punched snowflakes were also added. Season’s greetings was stamped onto the front of the aperture and added little gems in the corner which completed the card. I have to say all the cards at the end of the evening looked lovely.


3 Responses to “Snow Anya”

  1. Irene Chillman says:

    Shirl, love the idea of the aperture, this is a gorgeous card, very clever.

  2. Lea Lawson says:

    This is so pretty! I love all the texture, and that peek a boo window! Great job with the Caardvarks challenge!


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