Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snowflake Card

This is also posted on ScraPerfect Blog today...

Every year we send out family photo cards for the holidays and we still do. But this year, I created this Snowflake card in blue for a special high school friend who I just reconnected with after 30 years…the power of FaceBook! LOL!! I love how it turned out so I wanted to share with you!


I embossed a piece of 4 1/8 x 5 3/8” white shimmery cardstock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. In its center, I cut/embossed one large S5-054 2011 Snowflake Pendants and the medium center piece nested inside to create an opening. Set aside the die cuts.

Using the same die template set, I cut/embossed another set with another white shimmery cardstock. Placed the embossed card front onto the A2 card base with The Best Glue Ever. Shifted the snowflake die cuts in the desired look and adhered. The center piece, I used foam tape. With The Embellie Gellie, I was able to place the bling perfectly in the center!



For the inside of the card, I needed an embossed sentiment. So I prepped the piece of paper where I will dump the embossing powder on by wiping with the Perfect Crafting Pouch. This will help the powder slide easily back into its container.

Next I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the area where I will be stamping. I used my S5-025 Labels Seventeen die template as a guide. It is very important to use the pouch because as you can see, the font is very fine - no room for mistakes! After it was heated and cooled, place the die template over the sentiment and tape with repositionable tape to secure. Cut/emboss and place in the inside of the card. You’re done!

Snowflake Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Cardstock: WorldWin Papers; Stamp: JustRite Stampers; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Ink: VersaMark; Bling: Prima; Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S5-054 2011 Snowflake Pendants, S5-025 Labels Seventeen); Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Tools and Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Perfect Crafting Pouch, The Best Glue Ever, The Embellie Gellie); Other: Foam Tape

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you can get reconnected with friends and loved ones over the holiday season - it's the perfect excuse!!

Happy Holidays and may beautiful moments surround you and your family with joy!!
MargieH

13 comments:

Mom2Two said...

What's great about this card is that it looks so beautiful, so delicate and so difficult--but you make it easy. (You've done the difficult work designing and figuring out how to make it and just like any good handywoman knows, using the right tools and supplies also helps!) So thanks, Margie!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is so beautiful, Margie!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card Margi! I love the pop of red against the white! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow! that is just so pretty! great job!

Jingle said...

I. Love. This. Card. Just say'n. 'Cause it's awesome. For reals.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

LOVE that layered snowflake die...just gorgeous!

Sarah Webb said...

Beautiful! Love the simplicity and the layers!

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love Facebook for that exact same reason. I chat with old friends that have moved all over the country :)

susie said...

Margie this is...the best! Love red and white together. love using the negative space. Love the swiss dots. love. love. love!

Katie said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the snowflake layers! Merry Christmas!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Margie! That snowflake looks beautiful and I love the embossed background! Happy Holidays :)

Lynn said...

You've been busy Margie and those cards are sooooo beautiful and delicate.

Pam Ross said...

This card is just great. I love the red but I'm going to make the blue as well. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for being so clever!! Cheers Pam Ross