Friday, 23 November 2012

Snow all around by Jayne Davies

Snow All Around by Jayne Davies
This week’s theme ‘Let It Snow’ is one of my favourites. I love that new, fresh feel the world has when everything’s under a layer of snow.

 I made this circular easel card which looks much more complicated than it actually is!

SplodgeAway mat, Snow The Lot mask and Easy Ink card
8”x8” card blank
Holographic silver mirri card
Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans
Molly Bloom Christmas stamp (from Christmas Inspiration pack)
Christmas sentiment stamp (from my stash)
Die of your choice to cut aperture
Spellbinders snowflake set
Self adhesive gems
Blue sparkly gel pen
Foam pads
Needle and thread
Make a circular card blank by drawing a circle (I used a tea plate) on your square card blank. Make sure the circle goes off the side at the fold a bit to create the fold of your card. Fold the top half(front) in half and put to 1 side. Draw the same sized circle onto the easy ink card and cut out. We will work on the front of your card first.
Using your SplodgeAway mat lightly blend tumbles glass ink all over the panel. Place the mask onto it and, using each ink , ink through the mask, moving it each time to cover the whole panel, leaving no gaps. Add extra ink to the edges. Repeat on the inner (bottom) section.
On a spare scrap of easy ink card stamp the boy and cut out. Stamp the sentiment in faded jeans and mat onto mirri card. Colour the image using promarkers.
Adhere your panel onto mirri card and cut out, leaving a narrow border around the outside. Stick the front panel onto the bottom portion of the card front to make your easel and cut a small piece off the bottom so it will stand more easily.
With the die of your choice cut out an aperture in the card front, positioned as shown. Cut out 2 large snowflakes and stick back to back. Cut 1 medium and 2 small snowflakes and mount onto the card base as a ‘stopper’ for your easel.
Take a needle and a length of thread, Double the thread and attach to the large snowflakes. Use the needle to ‘sew ‘ it to the top of the aperture. Make sure it’s securely attached. Cover this up with a ribbon bow. Add gems around the aperture and in the middle of all the snowflakes.
To finish add the image and the sentiment using foam pads to add dimension.

Hope you like this easel and have a go yourselves. Thanks for looking. Hugz, Jayne xxxx


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Jayne and so much better when you see it in real life huggle hun xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hi Jayne, this is lovely,Nice bit of inking there! The design makes it really interesting and is very clever. Sam

  3. Oooo what a little cutie this is ! Love it
    E xx

  4. Gorgeous card Jayne, so much detail and everytime I look I see something new :-) x