For these cards I wanted to do something different. There are so many ways to make beautiful snowflake cards and I love them all, but to make snowflake cards that stand out, takes a little extra effort. And so….BLACK snowflakes!! I mean…why not?
For the first card, I used one of the set of three layering dies that make up the whole layered snowflake, opting for the most finely detailed of the three, to balance the chunkiness of the plaid stamped card panel.
I began by stamping the card panel with this Concord & 9th Christmas plaid background stamp, using Versafine black ink onto cream colored cardstock and tearing a strip of vintage sheet music to adhere along the side. Then I die cut 6 facets of the snowflake from glossy black cardstock and layered them overlapping so that they met in the middle and looked even and equally spaced.
I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s An Arctic Christmas, on red cardstock and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I cropped the entire card panel to mat it with a piece of A2 sized red card stock and added a few red enamel dots to complete the card.
Included in the November Small Die of the Month kit are three more whole snowflake dies, of varying sizes. I die cut one of each from the same glossy black cardstock (Michael’s) and arranged them on another plaid stamped card panel.
For this card I used the MISTI stamping tool and stamped several times to get the darker, crisper image compared to the rough and patchy stamped version on the first card.
This time I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set, An Arctic Christmas, onto blue cardstock with white heat embossing, and matted the card panel with bright green Hero Arts cardstock for a more modern and graphic looking card. I added some matching enamel dots to the centers of two of the snowflakes to balance the sentiment strip.
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