Christmas cards: Embossed snowflakes

All embossed snowflake cards

What:

A trio of Christmas cards that developed from the simple idea of heat embossing snowflakes onto patterned paper.

How:

I started by choosing a wintry blue patterned paper and white heat embossing a random covering of snowflakes of all sizes onto it. Then I die cut some different shapes from it (still with no real idea of what I was going to do with them) and blended some Distress ink over the edges. I had some black card handy, so I used that to die cut some matching frames.

Still assembling elements, I stuck strips of sparkly acetate onto some card and die cut two lace edges; I stamped the sentiment above the lace. For the third sentiment I stamped it on a piece of vellum and cut it into a banner shape. I found a handful of die-cut snowflakes in my stash.

Three card bases were stamped with some small snowflakes from the same set used for the heat embossing.

Then came the time-consuming part: playing around arranging all the elements to create three cards I was happy with. Once I’d done that and fixed everything in place, I finished the cards off by adding a few clear gems and using a white gel pen to create some faux stitching on the black pieces.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
    Waltzingmouse Stamps – folk art Christmas additions
  • dies:
    Spellbinders – labels 20
    Lawn Fawn – stitched circles
    Lawn Fawn – stitched squares
    Joanna Sheen – lace edger 1
    Joanna Sheen – lace edger 2
    Clearly Besotted – snowflake trio
    Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival – jet black
    Versafine – onyx black
    Distress inks – tumbled glass, broken china
    Versamark
  • pens:
    Uni-ball – Signo UM-153 – white
  • embossing:
    Wow! – super fine bright white
    Wow! – super fine clear gloss
  • embellishments:
    Kars – adhesive drop gems – transparent
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – linen card – ivory
    Papermill Direct – plain card – black
    First Edition – paper pad – silent night
    Hunkydory – adorable scorable
    Stix2 – self-adhesive sparkly acetate
    Hunkydory – mirri card – festive rainbow
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