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Hi there, thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be guesting for Ellen Hutson and the fabulous, new holiday release! I know it is only October, but I’m dreaming of snow so I thought I would create a winter wonderland on my card. I love waking up to see fresh snow blanketing the ground and the trees. It’s the perfect backdrop for a cuppa and quiet moments. The best snow is the kind that I can watch from indoors and don’t have to shovel, haha. Anywho, let’s dive into the card!
I started by foiling the new Snowflake hot foil plate several times on a panel of white cardstock. I used the Opal Glimmer Foil so it is very subtle on a white background, but catches the light beautifully. After foiling the snowflake several times, I die cut the panel with the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle.
My scrap cardstock pile is ever growing, so I decided to use my scraps to die cut all of my snowflakes. I started by trimming 1/8 inch strips in various shades of blue and silver foil cardstock. I adhered the strips with tape runner to a piece of grid paper in order to keep the lines straight. I prefer to use tape runner for this technique because it is less messy than liquid glue and I can reposition the strips if I need to. After I finished the paper strips, I die cut three snowflakes using the new Snowflakes dies. I also die cut several more snowflakes from white, glitter, and blue cardstock.
I adhered each snowflake together and then adhered them to my foiled card panel. I trimmed the excess. The striped snowflakes have three layers and I offset the layers so each color was visible. The smaller snowflakes were either 1 or 2 layers. Varying the depth gives your card more dimension and interest. I also die cut matte layers for the snowflake panel using other dies from the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle. I adhered the matte layers together with liquid glue.
I die cut two pieces of vellum using the Farmhouse Tags dies. On one die cut, I silver heat embossed a sentiment from the new Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set. I masked the sentiment so I only stamped the first part of the sentiment. On the second vellum tag, I used a glitter marker to add some sparkle. I tied the tags together using some twine I had in my stash that I received from a previous Ellen Huston order. 🙂 I adhered the tags with a glue dot to the card front.
To finish the card, I adhered the snowflake panel with foam tape to the blue layer, and adhered everything to a mini slimline card base (3.5in x 6.5 in).
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Hope you enjoyed my card, thanks for stopping by! If you’re inspired, please be sure to check out the full release on the Ellen Huston website.
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