Tuesday, November 10, 2009

LET IT SNOW!

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.

20 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Kim...glitter and that Gorgeous Tot...Just Perfect!!!
Would Love to know how you cut that Snowflake...I have the Cricut....
hugs....

Danni said...

This is just stunning!! Wow!! Love it!!

kadie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Omygoodness!! Wow, KIM!

Sue-ann said...

What an amazing card! Your detail is fabulous!!

Peggy said...

Definitely looks like a round card to me! Love your innovation!
Beautiful creation!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, awesome job.

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

WickedPixie said...

This is stunningly gorgeous! THe colors and coloring and the layers...oh, my! But I feel all out of the loop - I have a Cricut - what is an svg file and how do you cut something with it? I guess I have not been keeping up with what my Cricut can do? :-)Traci

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So cool! Thanks for the tutorial on how you make the flakes~ they are really pretty!

the whimsical butterfly said...

GET OUT OF HERE! Ok, this is just amazing beyond words! I LOVE the detail that went into this and the sheer gorgeousness of the coloring, layers...ALL of it! you amaze me! All the time! We got your card in the mail yesterday. Thank you SO much. Ava was OVER the moon and I can only say it's even prettier in person. Tomorrow I am going to buy a distresed white frame for it for her room. It's too pretty to just sit out-needs to be framed! You are just a rockstar, my friend!!!

Gabriele said...

oh my... woow, what a fabulous card! Love all the details on it, especially the snowflakes! Thanks a lot for sharing the how-to!

Amy said...

WOW!! What awesome layering and such a beautiful card!! I don't think I could give this one away as a card either......definately hang it as an ornament.

pinky said...

Its just adorable, so sparkly and the image is wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial as well. Thanks for playing at BTCG this month.
Pinky

Jules said...

Hi Kim

I love snowflakes and this project is brilliant.

I really like what you have done here and thank you so much for sharing with us all how you actually made your embellishment.

Thank you for playing along with By the Cute and Girly this month.

Love Jules xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

What a super creation, a real cutie and so christmasy , it would have been a shame to waste on a card.Thank you for playing along with By the Cute and Girly this month, because yours is a non card you can enter again with a card or scrapbook page.
janex

Beryl said...

This card is so beautiful and clever too and thank you for the punched snowflake tutorial. Great idea. Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Steph Zerbe said...

OMGosh, this is the most gorgeous card ever!! I'll take two dozen please. Stunning! Love the layering and the coloring of the stamp. You rocked this challenge girl!

Scrappymax said...

I really love this card and the snowflake is stunning.
Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G.
Max x

Diana said...

Very nice!

Lora said...

This is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G
Lora x