I really don't like winter and all the snow that comes with it but when I happen to catch a glimpse of an individual snowflake I am instantly in awe of nature and its incredible complexity and beauty. Scroll down a bit if you would like to see how I made my own sparkly snowflake embellishments.
This started out as an idea for a round/snowflake shaped card made for the Caardvarks challenge but when I was finished I liked it so much I decided to use it as a Christmas decoration. I am not sure if it will qualify as a round card but I thought I would try. I used a lot of glittery embossing powder on it so it really catches the light and sparkles IRL. The image is a new stamp fro THE GREETING FARM called MADELYNN.
I used some snowflake stamps to emboss just about everything including Madelynn's scarf.
The snowflake shape is an SVG file I cut out with my cricut, I have to find the source and put it in later as I have forgotten from where it came. The circles were all cut using my Spellbinder Nestabilities. The wonderful swirls are another svg file from Penny Duncan. As you can see I used a ton of pop dots to give it lots of dimension.
Two different large MS snowflake punches and one small one of unknown origin was used to make the emebelishments.
THIS IS HOW I MADE THE SPARKLY SNOWFLAKES.
I used some patterned paper (ignore the snowflakes already punched on the left), Versamark pad, and some sparkly embossing powder.
The Versamark pad was put directly on the paper and stamped all over to get a nice layer.
The versamark layer was then heat embossed with the sparkly embossing powder and was ready to punch.
I did find that although heavy cardstock was ok, lighter paper got a little brittle and the tips of the snowflake broke off. I fixed this by punching a plain paper layer and gluing it on the the back of the embossed layer.