Thursday, November 7, 2013

Snowflake Inspiration


When I saw Jenny Gropp's Snowflake card way back in September I knew I had to try it too.  Had to have that die and this is what I did with it.
CARDFRONT DETAILS:
  1. Embossed Lg. Snowflake die onto a piece of  4.5"4.5" white cardstock.  Next time I'd use 4.75" square.
  2. Used a glue pen to add glitter (starting from the outside first).  The snowflake itself is actually 4 snowflakes.
  3. Mounted pearls with Glossy Accents in my needle nose bottle and QuickStik.  It's really rare if I used the GA bottle to apply it any more.
  4. Mounted bow and used Glossy Accents and a little glitter.
  5. Stamped CAC Ornate Snowflakes, inked with Memento Summer Sky, on white cardstock.  Trimmed it to 5.0"X5.0".
  6. Using Spellbinders Adorning Squares largest die (outside edge) as a stencil, placed in the center of the 5.0" square, traced around it and then used an X-acto knife to cut it out, leaving the frame for the snowflake. (Saved the inside for the inside of the card).
  7. Cut a piece of white "Laid" cardstock 5.25"X5.25".
  8. Mounted the embossed snowflake behind the Ornate Snowflake frame.  Rounded the edges with the punch.
  9. Mounted it to the Laid cardstock and rounded the edges with the punch.
  10. Cut a piece of cardstock 5.25"X10.5", scored length at 5.25", and used Rounder punch on the edges. 
INSIDE CARD:
  1. Adorning Squares and the second largest die cut from Lg. Snowflake were used on the left-hand side.  Pearls and glitter were added as shown.
  2. The right side is the third from the smallest die form Resplendent Rectangles.  It was used as a die and then as a stencil with Magic Matter to get the white area for the stamped sentiment, Most Wonderful Time.
  3. Small Snowflake die set was used for the two snowflakes on the sentiment.  Glitter and pearls were added.
ENVELOPE:
  1. Leftovers from Ornate Snowflake background were used for the strips on the envelope and edges inside the card.
  2. The snowflake is the smallest one from Lg. Snowflake.  Glitter and a heart pearl were added to it.
A fun card!!  One last note.  I have been using a QuickStik lately to mount some of my pearls.  It isn't as sticky as the Sticky Sticks, that just won't let go.  I was surprised to see how easy it was to pick up things and how easy to release when setting the pearl, etc., down on Glossy Accents or glue.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share.


 Shirley

SUPPLIES:

31 comments:

stamps&cars said...

so pretty....something about snowflakes just never gets old.

Benzi said...

Shirley, this is gorgeous inside and out. I love how you used that snowflake on the front and then made the card beautiful inside, too. Good use of the corsage pin, pearls, all the goodies you used. I have to tell you I cannot use a craft knife of any kind.....so hard for me. I see you have it mastered.
Have a wonderful day.

Beth Norman said...

Shirley, this is so pretty. I love how you decorated the inside of your card. The inside goes unforgotten with me.

hugs,

Beth

Beth Norman said...

Such a lovely card. Great CAS. Love how you decorated the inside of your card. My insides get forgotten.

Shona said...

DARN,Shirley !! Now I have to go add that large snowflake die to my ridiculously long IO wishlist !
I didn't realize how fabulous the snowflake dies were until I saw your gorgeous card. I love how you finished the inside and the envelope to match.
PS. You're a crazy woman with a glue pen and glitter, and I ought to know as I'm just as crazy !
Hope things are going well with you !

Julia Aston said...

a lovely snowflake card - love the blue and white!

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is gorgeous - inside and out!! Love everything about it and thanks for the instructions!
Lynn

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

so elegant and lovely card Shirley! Thank you for the sharing and tutorial. hugs, Helena

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley, nice to 'see' you here! Beautiful/elegant design. Love that large snowflake die. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

*Vicki* said...

So shimmery and beautiful!! Love the snowflake!! :) HUGS

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley, what a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, means a lot to me! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Shirley - inside and out! I just ADORE that snowflake!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Love te embossed snowflake and framing! Such a delicate beauty!!! Have a great weekend!
Hugs
E

Valerie said...

Gorgeous snowflake card Shirley, love how there is so much detail inside as well:)
Val x

Grace said...

Hi Shirley! It was so good to "see" you stop by my blog! Your card is just amazing!!! I LOVE the big snowflake and all your gorgeous extras!!! I went to see about the snowflake and it's out of stock! :( Oh well... I will just enjoy your beautiful job! I really love how you have all the products pictured and linked! I have no idea how to do that but it's so helpful!!! TFS!

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Shirley! Love the snowflakes!

Greta said...

Stunning card, Shirley! I've got learn to emboss with my stencils--you've inspired me!

Craftyfield said...

It's beautiful, elegant and sophisticated. But how on earth did you get the patience to glitter the snowflake ? I would have die-cut my snowflake with double sided tape and glittered that!

Leanne ... said...

This card is just lovely. I loved how you embossed it and glammed it up.
Hugs....Leanne

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Shirley. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. Your snowflake card is gorgeous. So soft and cool. Beautiful detail inside and out.

Mary said...

Shirley First...thank you for your kind comments on my blog. To answer your question, it is called a step card. There are tons of directions on YouTube. In the past, I cut them by hand. For my BD I was gifted a wonderful die. Sadly, the company no longer makes them. Not cost effective is what I am told. Maybe everyone should write them and beg! It is manufactured by Cheery Lynn Designs and it is called Step Card #1. Number: B348.

Now, on to your beautiful card. I too love the snowflake. Thanks for showing the inside of your card. Nothing says finished like having the inside finished! So very delicate! You've created a real beauty! Have a wonderful week!

Katie said...

Beautiful card Shirley!! I love this snowflake (on my wishlist). The inside of you card is just as beautiful as the outside. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is soo Pretty and Wintery and Festive! Love your Fabulous embossing and the pretty dp's and touch of sparkle too! Just Wonderful Miss Shriley! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Nancy Jensen said...

What a beautiful card! I like how you embossed the snowflake die onto the front of the card and then used glitter to outline it. Just gorgeous!

Donna Ellis said...

oh my, Shirley! What a drop dead GORGEOUS snowflake card. Love the techniques used - thanks for explaining them. And the inside of your card is just as magnificent as the outside! Wowser! hugs, de

April said...

So soft and beautiful! I love how you embossed the snowflake die. Great job!

Patti J said...

This is beautiful, Shirley! I love that you always finish the inside so nicely too! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation, my friend!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Beautiful!! Great tutorial!!

Elena said...

Such an amazing card!

Linnie said...

wow a stunner
luv
linniex

Maria said...

Gorgeous snowflake card inside and out!!!

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