Xmas cards: Shiny snowflakes

Xmas snowflake

What:

Two simple Christmas cards inspired by some shiny wrapping tissue I picked up.

How:

My starting point was wondering how well the shiny “tissue” would work for snowflakes, so I die cut several of them after first backing the tissue with Stick it. I also die cut one from a circle, leaving the negative space.

I cut and scored two tent-fold card bases from red card.

For the bauble card, I cut a piece of black card and drew the bauble cap and string on it with a Versamarker and heat embossed it in silver. After sticking the bauble in place I decided it needed something more and lightly stencilled some snow over the background. I mounted the finished panel at the top of the card base.

For the other card I die cut a small stitched square and played around with the positioning of it and some snowflake pieces. Once I had a simple layout I was happy with I stuck them in place.

I finished the two cards by stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossing it in white.
Xmas snowflake bauble

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – sentimental type
  • digital stamps:
  • dies:
    Clearly Besotted – snowflake trio
    Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
    Lawn Fawn – small stitched squares
  • stencils:
    Imagination Crafts – multi snow dots
  • inks:
    My Favorite Things – pigment ink – whip cream
  • texture:
    Hero Arts – embossing powder – silver
    Hero Arts – embossing powder – white
  • paper and card:
    Deva Designs – artisan micro bubble tissue
    Papermill Direct – plain Christmas red
    black card
  • miscellaneous:
    Versamarker
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