Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cardmaking Frenzie ~Snowflakes Collection

Hi dear bloggers! As we put down the Halloween decorations and start getting those holiday stuff boxes out, I'm getting in a card making mood.  I'm a card-making machine!!! I try to keep them simple and not make them so complicated so that I can make several while still adding my own personal touch.

This is the series where I use snowflakes in some shape or form.  I discovered that using Mod Podge and Diamond Dust gives the die cut snowflakes an amazing glossy and sparkly effect.  I used the Spellbinders Snowflake dies (I think there are like 3 sets but I used them interchangeably).     

Tip: To make your own sugar glazed snowflakes use your die cutting machine and make sure you also use the embossing sandwich. Basically you cut first and then add an embossing mat in between the paper and the top cutting pad so that you can get the beautiful texture of the embossing.  Ink edges with your preferred ink and then when you have a batch, use a brush to add the mod podge.  While it is still wet, sprinkle the diamond dust and yes, you have to wait... if you try to get the snoflakes too soon they'll tear... believe me, I've done it! LOL

So here are my designs.  Some of them have been inspired by card-making magazines and other scrapper's work, but I always add my own personal touch.  I like to play with color combos that are not traditionally "seasonal" and it's so much fun; it challenges my creativity to combine colors while still maintaining the holiday feeling!

Supplies used: Basic Grey Kraft Basics Collection, Anna Griffin Calisto flocked stack, Mitten Weather by Cosmo Cricket, Holly Jolly by My Mind's Eye, Traditions by Fancy Pants.  Spellbinders build a snowflake sets, vintage photo Ranger distress ink, Mod Podge, Diamond Dust, various trims and lace designs bought at Hobby Lobby and Michael's, burlap, Crafty Secrets vintage image, sizzix textures embossing folder.   TFL! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz!! Thank you for visiting my blog and being a follower :) Wow, these cards are lovely and so pretty!! Trust me. Great job!! :)