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Silk Snowflakes

>> Friday, February 9, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! My card today combines a fun technique w/ a challenge involving a fancy fold.  When I saw the technique challenge on Splitcoast (TLC676) was a fancy fold, the first thing I thought was "it's gonna be trouble". I was right. But at least I had resigned myself to that fact going in. And it was really only trouble for a few reasons...
1.  I also decided I HAD to give the Gilded Faux Silk another try (first time was horrible). But.. it made the sliding top really stiff & hard to fold.
2.  My measurements were a little different so I had to reverse engineer it. Sheesh! Will I never learn?
3.  I keep getting sucked into the bottomless pit of hubby's plumbing reconfigurations. Not only has he acquired every plumbing tool known to man, he also constantly borrows MY crafting tools. Apparently, my tools are better than his tools, lol. And I have to help him reengineer the problem. (He's NOT a plumber..he's not even particularly mechanically inclined, lol. If it has a plug, he's good to go, but otherwise....)
So..the gilded faux silk turned out better this time, probably because I needed snowflakes & blue & that looks good together. The fold finally cooperated. But then a fourth problem..silver & fancy folds are very HARD to photograph. It is what it is & here it is.
And here's a look at the inside. I went simple since the front was an engineering feat!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, cobalt blue, metallic silver
ink: Kaliedacolor blue breeze, Distress ink blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, Encore ultimate metallic silver, Versamark, Versafine majestic blue
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, exquisite circles, snowflakes, circles dies, Reverse Confetti squared off tag topper die, ODBD double stitched circle, snowflakes dies, silver embossing powder


Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Julie!! I love that bg first of all and your snowflake is gorgeous too! Love all the texture!

Shelia said...

Beautiful pop up card, Julie. Your background is gorgeous. Love the color combo. This beauty was definitely worth all the hassle! Hope your hubby got the plumbing issue resolved too!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - some fancy engineering on this Julie. Some very cool techniques too. I am so impressed! I love the layers, dies, and mixed media. A WOW card for sure!!!

Karin said...

This is beyond beautiful! I adore all of the blues and silver and the layers and dimension are amazing!

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