Saturday, September 10, 2016

Mica Flakes

When I first looked through the Holiday Catalog I completely missed the Mica Flakes Trio Pack on page 41. This pack has white, gold and green mica flakes in it.
 
I love the white Mica Flakes and new I would be using them for a snowy shaker card.
 

The Candy Cane Lane designer series paper was perfect for this project.
Just cut out one of the cute little houses.  For the background of the house I used a stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set and stamped the snowflakes in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped a larger piece than I needed and used a scrap for the banner which uses the stamp set Star of Light for the "Merry Christmas" and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

For the opening and frame of the shaker area I used the Layering Squares framelits.
I put some adhesive on the roof of the house and added Dazzling Diamonds and let that dry before assembling my card.  I then added some more Dazzling Diamonds along with the white Mica Flakes into the shaker window.  I love how this turned out but wish I had placed the house up a little higher so the "snow" didn't cover it up so much.
 
 
My next card that features the Mica Flakes was an afterthought...
I wanted to create this soft vintage looking card and I did but then I just had those green Mica Flakes looking at me and I thought...what if I added them to some leaves?...
and so I did...kinda looks like holly.  Then with that being shiny I had to add some red glitter to the berries. 
This card uses the Wondrous Wreath and Christmas Pines stamp sets on Tip Top Taupe cardstock with Tip Top Taupe and Real Red inks along with some Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.


 
 
Happy Stampin'-
 
 
DeAnn
 
 
 


1 comment:

  1. Love the Gingerbread card! Can you tell me how much of the bag of white flakes you used? Could you estimate how many shaker cardsn1 bag would make? We are planning a Stamp Camp and wanting to do a shaker card, but aren't sure how much to order. Thanks for sharing!

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