Some "Peaceful" projects for a cold Winter day!
Authentique Paper and Clear Scraps are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Clear Scraps products!
After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Clear Scraps blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!
For my project today I used the Clear Scraps Regular Send it Clear card.
These cards are a perfect thickness for making cards you can send in the mail.
I used Authentique's Peaceful Collection.
I adore this collection, it is so perfect for all kinds of winter projects and gifts.
Because I wanted the clearness of the card to show, I trimmed
my papers slightly shorter than the actual card base.
Here's a closer look at the inking, stamping and glitter I added to the clear edges.
I think it really adds to the winter feel of this card.
another close up of the inking and glittering.
the Clear Scraps Send it Clear card comes with a clear envelope
so it's ready to address and send on it's way.
I live where there is no snow. Ever. So of course I'm fascinated by snow, ice, and icicles. When it came time to create something for Clear Scraps, my first thought was to really take advantage of the clear acrylic. After all, it's that snow-time of year!
I wanted to create the feeling of frosty window panes.
The Clear Scraps 6x6 album became the perfect panes.
I used Picket Fence Distress Stain, and Chunky Embossing Powder to create the snow effects around the edges. And yes! I used a heat gun to set the powder. By working carefully and always keeping the heat gun moving, I heated the powder from beneath first and then heated from above.
The letters are chipboard covered with "Peaceful" and sanded around the edges. Each letter is glued to a different pane, for added depth.
The tiny tree from Tim Holtz was coated with 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and then dipped in Diamond Dust for some winter magic. The base is covered a bit of tinsel twine.
I had a great time creating this little project and hope you're inspired to try something like it yourself. Think about acrylic Christmas cards - it's not too late!
~ Products Used ~
Clear Scraps - 6x6 acrylic album
Authentique Paper - Peaceful collection
Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Stampendous - Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Twinklets - Diamond Dust
Idea-ology - Woodlands Tree
Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Clear Scraps for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
Oh my...these are amazing! You both rocked the Clear Scraps!ReplyDelete
LET IT SNOW!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects!! I LOVE the peacful collection!!ReplyDelete
Great projects! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects and so well done. Love how these projects came together and this paper is fabulous. THe acyrlics are so cool and I love how you used them. THanks for sharingReplyDelete
Beautiful projects! What a lovely collection!ReplyDelete
Oh that snow album is just beautiful. So peaceful and gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love how you ladies combined Authentique with the Clear Snaps products. Such amazing inspiration. Great ideas for those last minute Christmas gifts.ReplyDelete
Both are beautiful projects!ReplyDelete
Snow, snow, snow, let it snow
Such gorgeous projects! They are both 'snow' perfect :)ReplyDelete
Perfect winter projects! Fabulous job ladies...ReplyDelete
They are so amazingly beautiful, wow, wow, wowReplyDelete
Love the acrylic album !!! Might have to try that.ReplyDelete
These are fabulous. I really like the elegant feel of these projects.ReplyDelete
Love how this project is gorgeous without using the usual Christmas colors.ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects! That Snow mini is really cool!!ReplyDelete
The Snow mini was incredible. It truly looked a frosted window (and we get lots of them!!)ReplyDelete
The cards are absolutely gorgeous..lovely background. the cards do make great gifts on their own.ReplyDelete
The Janeen's Snow mini album which is just so unique and beautiuful!! Loved Natalie's adorable clear card as well! Great inspiration ladies!ReplyDelete
WOW - the "SNOW" project is so realistic ... it almost makes me want to put on mittens and a scarf. Beautiful job!ReplyDelete
janeen's project is gorgeous. she hit "winter" right on. beautiful!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects, love all the details and dimension!ReplyDelete
I love that mini. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What stunning projects! I like how both of them emphasize the clear acrylic by decorating the edges.ReplyDelete
Love these beautiful projects, especially the Snow Mini ALbum!ReplyDelete
Lovely projects! I really like the inclusion of black on the first and the amount that was left openly clear on the second.ReplyDelete
Great projects. I love the little sleigh.ReplyDelete
wow---blown away by the talent...again!! awesome projects!ReplyDelete
When Peaceful collection forst came out I jumped on it - one of my all time favorites! Great project.ReplyDelete
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