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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Glitter Snowflake Card

I also couldn't do a Christmas card series without a snowflake card.  I love snowflake cards, there is something very beautiful about the shapes, symmetry and the variety.  
This card I have done with non-traditional colours, really it would look good with any colours, you could do it in pink, soft blue, electric blue, it would look stunning in red and white, lots of possibilities. 

I have used a range of snowflake dies, there are lots out there, and arranged four of them onto a card panel that is slightly smaller than the purple glitter card piece I have to go behind it, which in turn is just slightly smaller than the card base.  

I ran the dies through my Ebosser, but I made sure I left all the dies and pieces still in the dies.  I flipped it over and put glue on all the internal pieces and the circumference of the dies and card and then flipped it back over and stuck it down on to the glitter card, making sure it was centred.  

Then came the tricky part,  I used my pockey tool to push through the holes of the die, to stick the little internal bits onto the glitter card, so that I just pulled off the snowflake die cut leaving all the negative pieces.  If they came away, I stuck them down using the snowflake die to align it where I could.  This was a bit fidly especially with the large die, as it is very intricate, but I managed to do it, and I think it looks beautiful!

The next thing I did was cut out a few more of the dies and then glued the die cuts onto and around the negative snowflakes to fill in the areas.  

Finally a purple satin bow and a sentiment and then gluing the panel onto the card base and the card is finished.  

If you would like to see the video of making this card it is here

The materials I have used for this card are
Range of snowflake dies in different brands
Card base White linen card 5 x 7"
Purple glitter card slightly smaller than this
White linen card panel 4 5/8 x 6 5/8"
Spare card for the snowflake die cuts
SSS Warm Wishes stamp set
Versafine Onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Misti stamping tool
Cosmic Shimmer glue
Quilled precision glue bottle
Washi tape
2cm or 3/4 inch purple satin ribbon
Pockie or Deet tool
Quick stick tool
Rubber, pencil and scissors
EK success tweezers
Double sided tape

I hope you enjoyed this card and video,
I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season
I will be back with more posts and videos early next year.


bluecurlygirl said...

Fabulous card Helen. Love the IO snowflake die. Love your makes.

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