Have you noticed how very early people have been putting up their Christmas decorations? In our area lots of people have been decorating the outsides of their homes – they could be decorating inside as well but we’re not privy to that! LOL! This is obviously as a cheering up exercise and it’s fabulous to see! In recent years hubby has taken on the responsibility for our Christmas decorations! He’s just bought a new set of outdoor lights – they’re bees!
I’m not sure what bees have to do with Christmas but he knows I have a thing about bees! The lights are gorgeous………………not that I’ve ever seen orange bees but that’s me being picky! 🤣🤣🤣 These new lights are solar so I said I’d like them to go down the length of our new garden fence and stay there all year! He said they’re not that long!! So I said “you can buy some more, can’t you?” Oh, dear! You should have heard the groan! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Yesterday I made tomorrow’s video and I had the Highland Heather snowflake you see on today’s card left over. I decided if I use it now for a card it’ll give you a taster/teaser of tomorrow’s video! I’m not giving anything else away except to say I’ve very pleased with the result! I created the multi-layered snowflake by stamping the two snowflake stamps from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set that each has a plain die in the So Many Snowflakes dies. I also die-cut two of the smaller snowflakes that don’t have matching stamps.
I started with the largest stamped snowflake and adhered the larger Whisper White Cardstock (CS) snowflake so the “branches” are on top of the “branches” of the stamped snowflake. Next, I adhered the second stamped snowflake on top making sure the “branches” were in between the “branches” of the first stamped snowflake. Then I added the smallest Whisper White CS snowflake and lined it up in the same way as the first Whisper White CS snowflake. I hope that makes sense.
I built my card starting with a Gorgeous Grape CS card base, a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Gorgeous Grape CS. Before I adhered the top layer in place, I embossed it using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I decided to keep my card simple and chose the HAPPY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Yuletide Pasture Stamp Set. After I’d stamped it with Gorgeous Grape Ink, I die-cut it using the Stitched Shapes dies, oval die no 2.
I used Dimensionals to pop the snowflake and the sentiment onto the card front. In the centre of the snowflake I adhered a Gorgeous Grape Enamel Glitter Dot (retired). To decorate the sentiment I found a little white ribbon bow in my bow dish I keep on my desk. I added a middle layer of Whisper White CS inside the card but haven’t added any decoration yet. I’ll probably stamp some of the small snowflakes in the stamp set.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my video that this snowflake came from! In the meantime, have a great weekend, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”