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.