A trio of Christmas cards that developed from the simple idea of heat embossing snowflakes onto patterned paper.
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.
Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
Waltzingmouse Stamps – folk art Christmas additions
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
Ranger – archival – jet black
Versafine – onyx black
Distress inks – tumbled glass, broken china
Uni-ball – Signo UM-153 – white
Wow! – super fine bright white
Wow! – super fine clear gloss
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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