Monday, October 02, 2023

Sparkling Snowflakes, Christmas Classics, Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am going to share with you a card I found on Pinterest. I thought it was so pretty and I hadn't played with my "Sparkling Snowflakes" set yet. You can see the original card here. And please read on to see how the card was made. Have you ever noticed that most of the cards I seem to find on Pinterest do not have much listed for instructions?  So let me tell you how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic white card stock. I cut a 4"x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for a layer and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece. I didn't cut that piece down to the needed size until I was done stamping on it, just in case I got too much ink on the edges.

The next thing I did was I stamped the snowflakes on the focal piece using Versa Mark and I used white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Highland Heather on the upper part and Pretty Peacock on the lower part. I taped this piece to the other piece of cut Basic White and then those were taped to the card base.

I die cut a vellum circle using the 10th circle in the "Deckled Circle" die set.

The words are from the "Christmas Classics" set and the "Merry" was stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Fresh Freesia and heat set using white embossing powder. Then I just fussy cut it.

The "Christmas" was stamped using Highland Heather ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. I fussy cut it out too.

Glue was used behind the "Christmas" words. The original card used Dimensionals behind it. I thought it would look better if it were flat. And Dimensionals were added behind the "Merry" piece. 

I did not have the same snowflakes that were used on the original card. Those were from the "Chic" die set. I did not buy it because the snowflakes were the only dies in it that were of interest to me and I figured I could get by without it. I die use the snowflake dies from the retired "Itty Bitty Christmas" bundle. The were kind of glumped together so I just cut away the ones I wanted to use. I got four pieces and glued two together and then I glued them to the circle. 

Turning the circle over I could see where I would be able to place the Dimensionals so they wouldn't show through. The circle was then set in place on the front of the card.

Some small pearls were added to the center of the snowflakes and the card was done. The original card used a little piece of ribbon. I omitted it and thought it looked just fine.

This was a fun card to make and I love using ink over embossed images. It's fun to see them start to appear.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,


  1. LOVE the pretty rich colors you used to create this card.

  2. Pretty snowflakes! It was hot here yesterday and again today. So yesterday I pulled out some retired SU paper with snowflakes and made cards using up some of it.