Friday, 11 December 2020

A flurry of snowflakes ......... on my Christmas cards that is

Happy Friday ........

The end of another week ...... I hope you've had a good one.  
Can you believe that two weeks today it'll be Christmas Day ..... two weeks!!!  I need to get a move on and find the festive spirit.

My cards are nearly all done, thank goodness.  Just a few more designs to share with you.
It's snowflakes today ...... always have to include some in my Christmas cards

These might not look CAS but, they were really easy to do.  I used my MISTI for most of the stamping and heat embossed with white, a sparkly gold, and silver embossing powders.

I love how different they look on the coloured cardstock ....... I had to include a festive red

A classic navy for a real stylish look ......

And a frosty turquoise blue, which I think is actually my favourite .....

I did the stamping and heat embossing first, then filled in any spaces with smaller snowflakes, stamping these in inks the same colour as the card.
I then sponged some of the ink around the edges of the card to add some depth, stamped my sentiments in gold ink, and finished with a few dots of glitter here and there, and a splattering of white paint over the top.

If you're not keen on all that stamping and heat embossing, how about these one layer designs, using the gorgeous Blizzard Hugs stamp set from The Ton

I stamped using gold and silver metallic inks

And then added a touch of sparkle with a Quickie Glue Pen and some fine crystal glitter .....

The large snowflake looks fabulous heat embossed .......

And then lots of sparkly glitter added ......

I also stamped it using a coloured ink ......... so pretty.

There's a whole blizzard of snowflakes there ...... thankfully it's only on the cards.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ......

Cards on coloured cardstock
Products used:
Stamps: Swirly Snowflakes, Mini Swirly Snowflakes (Tim Holtz); Small snowflakes are an old Stampin Up! stamp;  Slimline Poinsettias (Colorado Craft Company) for the sentiment
Inks: Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Chipped Sapphire, Speckled Egg; Delicata - Golden Glitz, Versamark
Other: Embossing Powders - Metallic Silver, Bright White, Metallic Gold Sparkle (WOW!); Fine Crystal Glitter, White Acrylic paint

One Layer cards
Products used:
Stamps: Blizzard Hugs (The Ton)
Inks: Delicata Metallic inks - Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Harmony by Spectrum Noir Opaque Pigment ink - Oasis
Other: Quickie Glue Pen, Fine Crystal glitter


nancy littrell said...

Love your heat EB on colored cardstock snowflakes cards, Linda. They are my favorites, but your CAS stamped with added glitter OLC are beautiful too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

Love the look of those snowflakes Linda, they are so delicate and pretty on the coloured cardstock, Cathy x

Mrs.B said...

Love the snowflakes on the coloured backgrounds, and nice that you have used a variety of EPs. The large snowflake is stunning, especially stamped in coloured ink. My cards are all in the post now - Thank Goodness, but so busy making I've not shared many, or been a good blogger!
Avril xx

HilaryJane said...

Love these, they are really effective. A great idea xx

Loll said...

Beautiful snowflake cards Linda!! You always add the best details! xx