Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shimmering Snowflake

I say it's never too early to get those Christmas cards going, 'cause the holiday season is just too busy to be making dozens of handmade cards!  Here's one to go in my ever-growing pile, using some Creative Inspirations Paints:


This is one of those cards that took a different direction from where I started.  I didn't take pictures along the way to show how I made it, but I can list the steps for you.
  1. Make card base; emboss.
  2. Cut red panel 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and patterned paper panel 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".  Adhere together and set aside.
  3. Using a black piece of cardstock, set a circle die within a larger scalloped circle die; send through Big Shot to die cut a frame.  Save resulting circle for another project.
  4. Place same circle die over red/patterned paper panels and send through Big Shot to die cut opening.
  5. Holding die cut panel over card base, find approximate area that will show through the opening.
  6. Paint Winter Frost shimmer paint over this area, being sure to extend it a little so you don't see the demarcation lines through opening.  Set aside until dry (it doesn't take long at all).
  7. Adhere black scalloped circle frame to patterned paper panel.  Place foam dimensional stickers on underside of panel and adhere to base over painted area.
  8. Use Evergreen paint to cover two white felt snowflakes.  Use craft glue to join them together once paint is dry.  Glue on rhinestones, then adhere to center of die-cut area with more glue.
  9. Add strip of black ribbon, cinched in one place with thread.  Make a bow from ribbon and glue over cinched area.
This felt snowflake was white before painting.



Just a reminder:  these paints are 10% off during the whole month of August!

Thanks for joining me today!




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black - SU; pattern - Christmas Home - Teresa Collins
Fibers: black satin ribbon
Other: Little Felt Flurries - SU; rhinestones - Queen & Co.; Big Shot; Sugar embossing folder - Sizzix; Scalloped Circle, Circle dies - Spellbinders; Evergreen, Winter Frost shimmer paints - Creative Inspirations Paints

21 comments:

Lesley said...

Wowza!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OH I love the shimmering snowflake and the great dp and bling. So fabulous.

Martha H. said...

This is a stunning card, Colleen.
Pure Perfection!

yyam said...

*Swoon*
Oh my goodness! Love the incredible texture and layers. Hope I'm on your Christmas card list....*winks* lol

Leintje* said...

STUNNING!! What a beauty!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

~Tammy~ said...

Awesomesauce Col! I am loving that patterned paper!!! Fabulous design !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeee the colors and love love love love that snowflake!!!!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Colleen. The snowflake is gorgeous. I think I just bought that dp you used. Love your ribbon.

Lisa said...

Now if only all of the wintery snowflakes that fly could be this pretty! Shazam Collen this is GREAT!!

Marlena M. said...

This is STRIKING Colleen! I love the layers, careful black accents and painted snowflake. Thought about you and wanted to stop in and say hi. ;)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful, Christmas creation, Colleen! LOVE that painted window, and your snowflake is delish!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love the bow and the bling!

Annette said...

love this snowflake...this is gorgeous...

Bonnie said...

I love that scallop frame and the pretty snowflake with it's circle of gems! The shimmer paint is gorgeous on the embossing!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful snowflake & card ! Great tutorial as well ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the shimmer in the snowflake! Absolutely gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous, colorful, and sparkly -- a great combination! I have a pile of one... I need inspiration from folks like you. Thanks!

Pauline said...

Wonderful Christmas card, That snowflake looks amazing in the green shimmer, a gorgeous card with so much detail!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous snowflake card Colleen!! Love how you painted the felt!!

Julia S-W said...

So much texture and things to see here! A gorgeous card which makes me feel as if Christmas has arrived! (Thankfully not as I haven't made a single card yet!).
Juliaxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous idea, Col! Only 100 more and you've got your Christmas cards done, lol! Seriously, this is one cute card!

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