Friday, 12 August 2011
I started this LO at the crop last Sunday, but yesterday decided I didn't like what I had done so ripped off everything except the title (I was happy with that LOL) and started again ....... Luckily the repo Herma was still repo and the gems hadn't stuck very well so the paper was only slightly damaged and easily covered up! And no, I didn't think to take a "first attempt" photo .... sorry!
The paper is from Craft Creations, one of the Christmas range I bought last year. I had stamped directly onto the page on the first attempt, but it hadn't come out very well so I stamped and embossed (Marcasite embossing powder) onto some Bazzill Bling in Diamond and matted it onto Pomegranate, then covered up the mis-stamp! I hadn't actually expected the image to come out very well on the bazzill, usually the texture hinders stamping, but the result on the bling seems to be good .... will have to try some more of that.
The scallop lace borders are robo-cut (UKScrappers download) as is the title, using a font called Santa's Big Secret! I punched out some of the snowflakes (MS punch) and die-cut the rest (Marianne die). Then I took the big pearl and crystal swirl which had been just plonked down on the first attempt and cut it into pieces to go with the snowflakes.
I am really glad I re-did this one - it was a difficult decision to make, I had been really tempted to leave it how it was, no matter how bad ...... Really pleased with the result!