Frosty, Layered Snowflake Card

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Snowflake dies are some of the most versatile for holiday crafting.  You can use them for cards, tags, embellishments…..the list goes on.  For today’s project, I’m using the Sizzix Mini Paper Snowflakes die set to create a shimmery background for my Christmas sentiment.

I began by arranging seven of the dies (there are 14!) onto the front of a 4 ¼ by 5 ½” white card panel.  I varied the sizes for interest and kept it to an odd number for better design flow.  This is going to act as a frame to go over the top of colored vellum later on.

After die cutting the panel, I used this new to me tool from Sizzix that helps to pop out all those tiny pieces from the metal die.  Wow!  A total time saver.

Next, I took a piece of vellum cut to 4 ¼”x 5 1/2 “ and blended Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the top.

I adhered the snowflake cut-out frame I created previously, over the top of the vellum and then adhered the entire piece to a light blue notecard.

I die cut the snowflakes I used for the frame again out of some Paper Accents White Glitter cardstock.

This card stock has a pretty iridescent shimmer to it and is nice and sturdy for the delicate snowflakes.  The glitter does not fall off either.

Using foam squares, I adhered each snowflake to its matching space on the cut-out frame.  I made sure to turn them a little so the vellum in the back peeked through.

I heat embossed  a sentiment from the Sizzix Seasonal Sentiments stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.  Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze add a little embellishment.

I love all the layers and texture with the vellum background.  You could try this project with different color combos for the ink blending too.  Reds and greens would be really pretty.  The ink blends beautifully together.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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