Monday, December 17, 2012

JOY!!!

It's challenge time again at the Eureka Challenge Blog! The theme this week is "Christmas Spirit;" please show us your creativity, and get a chance to win free images from Eureka!
 I started this card this summer, but did not have a chance to finish it because college started up, and it's been a crazy last semester for me.  I finished the card Saturday, and learned an important lesson when using these tiny little beads: design the entire card first.  Why?  Because you cannot do any burnishing of the cardstock with the beads, they are too fragile.  Even though after I attach the beads I pour clear embossing powder over them and heat to further secure them, with the amount of activity I did attaching it to the other layers caused a number of them to fall off, and I since I couldn't burnish at all, I suspect the letter panels will separate and fall off if I try to give it to anyone.  But, perhaps a liquid glue might have helped? 
 
The letters can all be found HERE, as well as a number of letter blocks.  The filagree square is located here.  I have had so much fun with these!  There are
 
 

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Sarah this is fabulous! I love this so much-- never thought to do this but definitely will be adding this to my crafting to-do list! Brilliant my friend!

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty card!

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful. I have never tried this but would love to try. joann sassy raggedy