Christmas, Create A Pointsettia, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Mini Swirly Snowflakes, Snowflake Bigz Die, Stampendous, Tim HoltzSnowflake Mania! December 6, 2018 CopyCatCards Do you have a friend who creates beautiful things and makes you want to have what she has?! Well, Theresa is that friend of mine and she’s a fabulous card maker! I love her style of cards and she recently made a bunch using Tim Holtz’ Snowflake Bigz die! So, you know…I had to have it, found it on ebay and bought it! Thanks a lot, friend!! 😀 It’s not a thin metal die, but a big chunky one which meant I had to adjust the “sandwich” in my Cuttlebug! But it’s easy to use and comes with an embossing folder which makes all the snowflake-y lines! For this first card, I cut the snowflake twice, once from snowflake patterned paper and a second one from vellum and then ran them through the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder. Setting those aside, I used the flip-side of that same patterned paper for my card background. It has a beautiful snowy scene with trees and I thought it’d look great with the flake! I adhered that to a base card of blue and heat-embossed the sentiment in silver directly to the panel. Next, I added some glitter glue to the snowflake for some sparkle and attached a pretty gem in the center. When that was dry, I glued it onto my card! Easy as pie! My second card is all a glow with my snowflake cut from gold foil card stock! Again, I embossed the lines onto it then attached it to a panel of gold and cream patterned paper. That went over a layer of more gold foil and onto a cream base card. I heat-embossed the sentiment in gold onto a scrap then layered it onto a scrap of gold. A cream and gold pearl brad completed my gilded snowflake card! I love how the light shines on the gold! For my third card, I die-cut the snowflake from a piece of rose-colored glitter card stock and set it aside. I found patterned paper to coordinate and heat-embossed Tim Holtz’ Mini Swirly Snowflakes in silver onto a panel I’d cut to fit my card front. I also sponged Aged Mahogany distress ink around the edges of the paper AND the snowflake! My sentiment is from Stampendous’ Create A Pointsettia and I also embossed that in silver onto a scrap of white card stock, then sponged more Aged Mahogany around it’s edges! I adhered the snowflake to the card front then added the sentiment with a bit of foam tape for lift. My final snowflake card is much more subdued and yet is just as beautiful! Again, patterned paper sets the tone and I just love this one! I cut the snowflake from a piece of retired Stampin Up paper (no idea of the name!) then sponged Walnut distress ink around the edges. My background paper also got Walnut around the edges. I attached it to a white card base then added the snowflake. Instead of a jewel, I thought this sentiment would go beautifully so stamped it with Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink and clear-embossed over it. I trimmed it down to a little banner and sponged Walnut ink around the edges. I really love the rich colors here and think that this is actually my favorite of all the cards! Which one is yours?! Thanks for visiting! AdvertisementShare this:Like this:Like Loading... Related
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WOW Sharon they are so gorgeous!!! Love each design, very original!!!
Thank you so much, Pat! 🙂🙂