This particular card was such fun to make and I have to giggle when I look at the snowflake, you'll understand why later on in the post.
I thought you'd like to know how I set about making this card:
Lets start with the background - this was achieved with a Copic airbrush, using a mixture of G000, RV00 and B01. I then added white dots with a gel pen to compliment the Snowfall of Blessings sentiment that I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.
It was then time to turn my attention to the centre panel. Initially I stamped various Simply Snowflakes on a piece of smooth card with Versamark ink and embossed it as above. Colour was added using very pale Copic markers G0000, B0000, RV0000 - just make sure you've cleaned off any dusting or embossing powder from your cardstock or it could damage the nibs of your markers - as you can see it gives you a very soft mottled background. The oval was cut out using Dienamics Pierced Oval Stax.
Now, this is where I start to chuckle as I got in a bit of a pickle with my first idea for the focal point on this card. Initially I cut several Stylish Snowflakes out of shrink plastic, blasting them with my heat gun. Ha ha, as I found out, after several attempts, fiddly die cuts don't shrink very well.......lets just say I ended up with some very strange looking shrunken blobs wrapped around the tweezers I was using to hold them - I made a right mess!! So I abandoned that plan and cut a single snowflake from matt shrink plastic, which gave the die cut more rigidity than acetate or vellum would and carefully coloured it with the same Copic markers as above - the matt surface made this really easy to do. A little sparkle was added courtesy of Clear Wink of Stella, a sequin and a dot of pearl paint.
Finally I mounted it all on an A2 white card, using small foam pads under the central snowflake to make it stand out.
Ta da, a clean and simple Christmas card with a touch of sparkle!
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