Many Snowflakes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new ‘anything goes Christmas’ challenge. Here is my card:

I started by dry embossing using a Simon Says Stamp embossing folder – I knew I wanted a lot of snowflakes on this card and this folder fitted the bill perfectly.

I then die cut the Hero Arts snowflake die out of a larger circle of white card and adhered it to a previously created background. If I remember correctly, the background card was sprayed and splattered, and then a shiny coat added – but I can’t remember what the shine is from as I did this soooo long ago – just waiting to be used!

I then stuck some varying sizes of gems into the centre of each snowflake and stuck the whole circle down onto the embossed panel.

The sentiment was stamped in black and clear heat embossed – to give this a shiny look too – then fussy cut around the general shape – not too fussy and fancy – just the overall shape of the sentiment.

I hope you can come and join us this time round. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Mixed Media Loversanything goes mixed media

Peace On Earth Christmas ChallengeChristmas mood board

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Addicted To Stamps and More anything goes

CYHTP embossing folder – option things with wings not taken

Shimmery and Glittery Bauble

Hi everyone. It seems I am on a circular-fest…..:

I began by ink blending a couple of red Distress Oxides onto a piece of white card, then spraying it with some shimmer spray. Whilst that was drying, I die cut the Hero Arts ‘Snowflakes and Ornament Fancy Die‘ out of red glitter card which I had backed with a piece of double-sided sticky tape.

Another piece of white card just smaller than the card front was also die-cut with that same die, to create an aperture.

The red shimmery card was stuck down to the base, the aperture piece stuck on top, then the bauble inlaid into the die-cut space.

The sentiment was also die-cut out of the red glitter card.

I must say the Gemini Junior die-cut this red glitter card very well – but I did use the metal plate in just in case. I must remember that for other fancy dies in the future, and not try to die cut them without this metal plate, especially when using double-sided sticky sheets.

I shall be entering the following challenges:
CAS Christmas Card ChallengeCAS Christmas with snowflakes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas


Christmas at Sweet Stampinatg Christmas with option of Christmas in the sun (not used option)