Sunday, 14 December 2008

Project - Snowflake window card

This is a moderately difficult card that uses the following techniques:
  • punching
  • stamping
  • embossing (for an easier card skip this and stick with stamping)
  • decoupage
It takes around 20 minutes to complete if you are familiar with the techniques used.

Tools and Materials
Cardstock - Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Punches - Scallop circle, 1-1/4" circle, 1" circle
Stamps - tree and snowflake
from Season of Joy, Holiday Hello from
Circle of Friendship
Inks - Perfect Plum, Versamark, White StazOn
Additional items - acetate (copier film), sticky strip, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, heat tool

You can substitute your own favourite colours, stamps and punches but if you want to buy any of the tools or materials to make this project then please email me and I'll tell you about the latest Stampin' Up! offer.

Step 1 - Starting with an A6 card and using the circle punch, punch 3 circles evenly along the long
outside edge of the card. You could do this by eye if you're good/pushed for time or you can
measure and mark. Mark (in pencil) a line 3cm from the outside edge. Mark halfway along this line - 7.24 cm. Mark 4cm either side of this central mark. Centre each mark in the middle of your 1-1/4" punch and punch. Retain 1 of the punched circles for your embellishment and put the other 2 in your craft box for other projects (crafters are so frugal :-)). Don't forget to rub out any remaining pencil marks.

Step 2 - Cut a piece of acetate to fit behind the punched out circles (approx 5cm x 14cm). Without sticking it down yet, place over the circles and using them as a guide, stamp the snowflakes using White StazOn.

Step 3 - Turn the acetate over and stick in place using sticky strip at the top and bottom.

Step 4 - Ink the Holiday Hello stamp with Perfect Plum and stamp onto Whisper White card. Centre within the 1" punch and punch it out.

Step 5 - Punch a scallop circle from the Perfect Plum cardstock. Stick the Holiday Hello onto the retained Pale Plum circle using snail glue. Stick the combined circles onto the Perfectly Plum scallop circle using snail glue. Use a dimensional to stick the embellishment alongside the top snowflake on the front of the card.

Step 6 - Ink the tree stamp with Versamark, then before stamping, ink again with Perfectly Plum. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat.
Note - if you don't have clear embossing powder/Versamark/heat tool then you could just stamp using the coloured ink but you won't get the glossy effect of the embossing.

Step 7 - Cut out the tree and attach dimensionals to the back. Cut the dimensionals in half if needed to make sure they don't show behind the decoupaged tree. Stick the tree alongside the bottom two snowflakes.

And here's the finished card. Please leave comments to let me know how you get on if you try this project. I hope that you've enjoyed it.

Keep Stampin'

Sara xx


Created Just said...

What a lovely card!

Thanks for sharing :)


My Little Space said...

Sara, this looks absolutely stunning