Tuesday 8 July 2014

Contemporary Snowflakes

I was our usual Monday night crafty session last night, this week we played with snowflake dies.  I decided to make a feature of the negative shapes left behind from the die cuts, and went for contemporary colours and plenty of Distress Ink too.
 I started by creating an inky background with Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, salty Ocean and Broken China, giving a spritz of water to give a mottled look after inking.  Once dry, I used an Imagination Crafts stencil and more Dusty Concord ink to add a snowflake pattern all over the inked piece.  I used Xcut snowflake dies to cut the shapes from the card, my Mum treated herself to them at the weekend, and we both played with them last night.  I was impressed!  You get a lot of dies for £20, and they release from the dies no problem at all, unlike my Die'sire ones, which are a nightmare even with waxed paper.
The base mat on my card is a blue/lilac satin board, the next one, seen behind the snowflakes, is a lovely ice effect metallic card, I then raised the top inked layer up on foam pads.  The fish tail banners were embossed with a snowflake design Sizzix embossing folder, and topped with a Craftwork Cards sentiment.  To finish off, I added assorted sized iridescent gems, scattered over the card front, and Card Candi to the die cut snowflake centres.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non Traditional Colours
Dies R Us - #5 - Christmas In July
Crafty Boots - Christmas In July
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #92 - Bling It On
The Squirrel and the Fox - #73 - Christmas In July
Totally Gorjuss - #243 - Bling
Completely Christmas - #19 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #65 - Christmas In July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #43 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes


  1. Brilliant!! fabulous design Ginny x

  2. Lovely colours Wendy, and I love the snowflakes, Kate x

  3. WOW! What a fabulous creation! Pretty non-traditional colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. Fabulous card, great design and I love this colour combination. Thank you for joining in with all of the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Great Design...perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday...thank you for joining us it is much appreciated....I do love to see all of your fantastic creations, thank you for taking the the time to stop by...
    Suzy B ( Owner )

  6. Fab choice of colours and a great design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges :)

  7. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 19, CCAYR and Fan-tastic Tuesday with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. What a pretty color combination! Thanks for joining us at the Dies R Us Challenge! -Jenny, DRU DT

  9. Great card! Love all the embossing and all the different colors! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create too!!


  10. Wendy: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your beautiful Christmas card--love the colors you chose. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  11. Such an unique colours for christmas but guess what? Stunning!! Lovely snowflakes!
    Thanks for joining our Christmas in July Challenge in Dies R Us. Please join our next challenge too ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  12. What a fantastic card. The snowflakes are so pretty.

    Thank you for sharing it with us here at Crafty Sentiments.

    Anne-Marie x x

  13. Those are such appealing colors - what a great idea for a snowflake card. Love all the depth you've achieved. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too's Christmas in July.


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