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How to make a Decorative Edge Snowflake Card

How to make a Decorative Edge Snowflake Card

“Positioning an image on a card and using a selection of dies for the image and around it can give your cardmaking a different spin. Easy changes to the base card can change the look of a basic square card add using multi layering techniques will enhance any project, together with a few handmade paper curls.” - Ann-marie Vaux

You will need:

  • 7x7inch Square white blank card base
  • 1 or 2 Christmas Patterned paper/card in pastel tones and with a image and a touch of white on the paper
  • Sweet Dixie Snowflake Die set
  • Sweet Dixie Frame Die set
  • White Cardstock
  • Christmas Sentiment Stamp could be any
  • Tag Die this could be any
  • Ink to blend on paper edges, I used a vintage brown
  • White Ink pad
  • White heat embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Pokey Tool or skewer or cocktail stick
  • Crystals
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Tape Runner or Adhesive tape
  • Liquid glue & 3D foam
  • Scissors

Time to Make: 1 Hour

Skill Level: Beginners

Instructions:

  1. Hello stained glass window card Taking your 7x7inch square card, trim using the trimmer to measure, approx 1.5inches away from the side opening of the card
  2. Hello stained glass window card Cover the remaining front of the card with some of the patterned pastel paper, ink the edges with a vintage toned ink.
  3. Hello stained glass window card Using all 4 of the Sweet Dixie Snowflake dies, die cut lots of snowflakes in both the pastel patterned paper and white cardstock. (Approx 6 or 7 of each size maybe 3 of the very large one for layering only)
  4. Hello stained glass window card Layer the 4 sizes of snowflakes alternating between pattern and plain cardstock, create at least 2 large snowflakes and 3 smaller flakes. Keep some snowflakes unlayered for decoration.
  5. Hello stained glass window card Taking some of the unlayered snowflakes and using wet glue add the snowflakes along the inside edge of the card. When attaching the snowflakes, add some over the edges and trim them to fit.
  6. Hello stained glass window card Next move to the large rectangle frame die, and position the die to cut the paper leaving the image slightly to the right corner (as you look at the paper) so the frame will die cut leaving most of the main image or pattern in tact on the frame.
  7. Hello stained glass window card Using 3D foam, attach the die cut frame to the front section of the card over the previous layer of the same patterned paper.
  8. Hello stained glass window card Over the top of the frame you have just attached, add 3 of the layered snowflakes along the cut card edge, half on and half off the card. Only add the adhesive behind the snowflakes at one side that will sit on the card front. I used 3D foam to give the snowflakes even more height.
  9. Hello stained glass window card Stamp a sentiment in white and heat emboss using white heat embossing powder on to a die cut tag in the same paper as the rest you have used or something in the same colour tones and die cut a couple of extra snowflakes if you do not have any remaining.
  10. Hello stained glass window card Attach a large snowflake to the card front using wet glue, towards the corner opposite to the main image feature then attach the sentiment tag slightly to the side of the card using 3D foam.
  11. Hello stained glass window card Cut 3 strips of paper about 3-4mm wide and approx 3 inches long (these can be trimmed) Taking a Pokey Tool or Skewer etc, curl the paper strip around the tool, can tightly to create a paper curl. The paper needs to be wound around the tool upwards and firmly, this will keep the paper curl smaller and the same size. If you want the curl larger, wrap the paper around the tool as if you were quilling in a round and round method.
  12. Hello stained glass window card Attach the paper curls to the card front above the tag, making sure the curls point outwards around the card. Then layer some of the extra snowflakes and add these over the paper curl ends, both on the card and on the tag. Finally add a few Crystals to the snowflake centers to finish the card.
  13. Hello stained glass window card The finished card.