Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Altered Playing Cards Week 11

Wow!  We are already at week 11 of the altered playing card challenge. You still have time to join in the fun. Just click on the image on the right for details. There is a theme and every week Claudine shares the techniques and products she used. Don't worry you don't have to do your cards like hers or even use the same products. This challenge is all about having fun.

This week the theme is snow. Here are Claudine's cards.

This was a fun challenge for me to do. Like usual I did some experimenting.
I used gesso on the card and then applied texture medium to bottom part and added salt for my snow. Since the salt had color from using it with water colors after the medium had dried I had to use white acrylic paint. I used my air brush for the top part. Then I stamped my snowflakes with an old foam stamp. In fact it was a cheap "Made In China" stamp I bought when my son was young. I bought the snowman stamp at the same time. I stamped the snowman and then hand cut him. I did a little bit of coloring using Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is a stamp from Fiskar. I colored the border with a Sharpie marker.

Claudine used a paper towel for her hot cocoa card. Her's she had color mists from spraying projects. I decided to practice with my air brush for mine. I used Mod Podge to adhere it to the card. This card I did not use geeso on so you can see the background of the card. I used a couple of snowflake stamps from the same stamp set as the Peace stamp.

There is no snow in my neck of the woods yet so I printed out a photo I took last winter. I decided to stamp the word Peace as that is what I feel walking through the park in the snow with my dogs. The cardinal came from a Dover sample. I just cut it out of another image. As far as I know there are no cardinals in this area.

Don't over look using common things like salt and paper towels. You can do all kinds of things with salt.

What common things do you use in your crafting? Do you ever experiment with different things?

Wishing Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Lovely.
    I don' t do much experimenting but I like the idea of using salt for snow.

  2. Love your cards. How frugal you are to still have a stamp from when your son was young. I'll bet you are the most frugal stamper out there--LOL. No snow yet, eh? I had to drive on the slick and dangerous roads home today as we are getting our first snowfall of the season and will see an accumulation of 2". Not at all like poor Buffalo.

  3. Both card have turned out so cool. Loving that salt background, so cool!


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