Tuesday 15 December 2020

Sparkling Snowflake

Hi all.  I made a card with this this large snowflake die which I recently acquired at a local store, but it seems to be sold out at present.  I also used some Creative Expressions Pixie Powders which have a lovely Mica shimmer to them and also used some gold acrylic paint which I bought ages ago but have only just got around to using.  Snowflakes of any sort are a favourite of mine and don't need any excuse to use them.

I started with the background using blue, green and gold powders which I sprinkled on to my glass mat and spritzed with water before laying my piece of card over the top, and I kept adding extra in the same way until I was happy with the depth of colour.  When dry I die cut the snowflake out of this piece of card and put it to one side.  I then painted another piece of card with the gold paint and die cut the same snowflake from this too.

I then cut a piece of double sided sticky sheet to just a little larger than the snowflake and peeled back one side and attached it to my white base card and peeled back the other side and adhered the top layer to it, minus the cut out star, being careful to get it in the right place before pressing it down.  I then stuck the gold layer star in to the aperture and finally glued the top layer over that using some wet glue and which now stands proud.  With hindsight I should have put the tacky sheet on the back of this before I cut out the snowflake which would have made it much easier to adhere.  I thought that the gold layer would show around the edges of the top snowflake but not sure it has made that much difference, and it would have been fine just to use white or maybe the blue card instead.


I finished by adding the sentiment on to a piece of dark blue card using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Silver Metallic Embossing Powder, and cut it into a fishtail banner.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I hope to  see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - "Y" is for Your Favourite Things and "Z" for Zzzzzz (a sleeping image)
Christmas Card Throwdown: December - Pick a Previous 2020 Challenge Theme (I have chosen June's theme of Snowflakes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 29 December: Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 85 Anything Christmas Goes.
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes (end of year challenge)
Allsorts Challenge - Week 602 Got to be Christmas.


Mrs A. said...

I can just see the gold outline showing. The colour combination is very calming and pleasing. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Beautiful card Pat, what a great snowflake die! I love the effect you've created with the Pixie Powders. I've never used them on a glass mat. I've always sprinked the powders directly on the card and spritzed with them water. Thanks for the inspiration to try using them a different way. xx

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous use of your pixie paints and this giant snowflake! Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colour combination with the blue and touches of gold XX

brenda said...

So much understated detail leading to a really elegant card Pat. Despite my Gran always saying "blue and greed should never be seen" I've always disagreed as I think it's a perfect colour palette and the hints of gold really add to the depth.

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a lovely card Pat and the touch of gold gives it an opulent feel. The colours are beautiful too x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Well, your experiment worked out well and you learned a thing or two, I'd call that satisfying, lol. You must be like me! Lovely card, looks successful to me. XOX

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Pat, I love all the wonderful colours through the Pixi powders and the snowflake is gorgeous, it's a lovely card Pat, Kate x

Kathleen said...

A really lovely colour mix and a gorgeous snowflake die. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Mac Mable said...

Those powders look so pretty on your fabulous background. I love the oversized snowflake and how you layered it up and it does make a difference x.
What sticky back adhesive sheets do you use Pat....I am having trouble finding 'good' ones.....Thank you x.

Sally H said...

This is a really elegant and classy card Pat! fabulous use of those pixie powders. I love it!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Pat!! LOVE that large snowflake and the colours you've used. Beautiful! Merry Christmas! xx

Aquarius said...

Lovely large snowflake which makes an impressive card. Great explanation of the method as well

Marjan said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft and pretty colourcombo! The big snowflake inlay with depth is really beautiful! I recognize the learning process ... :) :)

Ellibelle said...

How very beautiful! Loving the inky background and gorgeous snowflake!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge! Hope you'll join in again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x