Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Snippets, Snowflakes and Sparkle

Since sorting out my snippets I have a much clearer  idea of what's there for me to play with so finding what I need for a card takes a lot less time.

The main task here was to find pieces of red card that would fit the large word stamps I wanted to use,  and some white to cut into snowflakes, but I also found  this sheet of mottled aqua paper that would make a lovely background.

The stamps come with matching dies, so I stamped and heat embossed the words in white and then die cut them.

Then I die cut lots of snowflakes and arranged them over the aqua to create a snowy background and topped them with the words.  I finished by adding sparkle in the form of lots of tiny gems - please tell me I'm not the only person who feels a snowflake needs a "centre" like a flower, despite knowing that in real life it simply doesn't happen?

I've made this card for two challenges :

Christmas Kickstart - Delectable Die Cuts 

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 349 


Di said...

Really great card Jane - and I loved seeing how you match/sort out which snippet to use. I'm with you on the snowflake centres as well! BUT, if you do win this current prize I promise you that the matching is a walk in the park. So long as you have the big die cuts lined up then your sentiment cut will always work out right! I lost a lot of sleep over this one working out the mechanics of it all :)


Di xx and a woof (as we're not far away) from Dudley! Little scamp is fast asleep like a starfish in the bathroom - he loves cool tiled floors it seems. BUT, rustle a cheese wrapper and he'll be there like a flash! Do let me know if you would would ever like to babysit him - he comes with toys, love and food!

Mrs A. said...

Wouldn't it be great though if they did!!! This card has come together beautifully using up your snippets and the background paper was a great find from your stash. My recent turnabout of my craftroom turned up lots of items I had not exactly forgotten about just forgotten where they were. Everything is labelled up now so no excuses for not using. Hugs Mrs A.

Crafting Queen said...

Sweet card.

CinnamonSally said...

I love using snowflakes and this card is really sweet. Thanks for playing the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

Evelyn said...

I agree; the centers of snowflakes look bare without a rhinestone or brad there. I love how you also included them around your snowflakes!

I love this beautiful card.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Jane! I'm totally with you on the gem centres - just finishes things off so ncely. Thanks for playing along at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x