The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog is to 'Use some silver' - and this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, which is always 'Anything goes'.
I love silver and white on Christmas cards and I've previously used this large snowflake die in a similar fashion - but this time I added an additional die cut snowflake on top :)
- 6" x 6" white square card blank
- a square of white
card quarter of an inch smaller all round than the card blank. Then die cut the centre using a Memory Box die called 'Dazzling
Snowflake'. Before doing the die cutting I adhered a piece of 'Stick-It
adhesive sheet for intricate die cuts' on the reverse side of the white piece of card.
After die cutting it was stuck onto a larger piece of silver holographic card (approx. quarter to half an inch bigger all round)
- then I trimmed the edges of the double layer so that the holographic card acted as a border around the white layer of card (this allowed me to even up any off centre sticking down 'cos the adhesive sheet is quite determined once it touches a piece of card)
- then bravely stamped the sentiment without the aid of a safety net, using a
silver ink pad and a sentiment from the Personal Impressions 'Many
- then die cut a smaller snowflake from a leftover piece of the holographic card, using a lovely snowflake die by Jennifer Ellory which came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine last year. Glued it in the centre of the large snowflake, leaving the outer edges free for dimension
- final touch, an aurora borealis gem in the centre of the layered snowflake
I like this Memory Box die just as it is, but it was fun to see it prettied up a bit more :) Needless to say, I made two the same whilst the place was in uproar!