Up North in Quebec, winter has shown its nose quite early this year and we’ve already had our first snow storm! That triggered my motivation to start my Christmas cards and this one was oh so much fun to make. A little bird told me that it was about time I started playing with the new winter and Christmas dies from Joset’s collection, so I did just that!
Here are the steps to make this card:
Step 1: Background
To make this card you need a 11 X 5 1/2 inches piece of White Soft Finish cardstock, folded in half to make a square 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.
Cut a 5 1/4 inches square out of some red cardstock.
Cut a 5 inch square out of some patterned blue cardstock.
Adhere each layers on top of each other with some Transparent Double Sided AdhesiveTape.
Step 2: Bird house
Using the Dog House (#1668) die set, die cut the house in a light brown cardstock;
With some red cardstock, die cut the roof of the dog house;
Die cut a dark brown square to cover the back of the door.
Step 3: Wreath
Using the wreath in the Reindeer (#1681) die set, die cut it in green cardstock;
Using the same die set, die cut some big and some small lights in yellow, red and blue cardstock;
Using the back of the Pointed Tweezers, do some small veins on the wreath;
With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the “lights” all around the wreath;
Add some a small drop of glue on the “lights” and sprinkle some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters.
Step 4: Snowflakes
Die cut twice the snow flakes plate using the Snow Globe Scene (#1410) die set on to some White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snowflakes really sparkle.
Step 5: The bird
Die cut all the parts of the bird and the branch out of White Soft Finish cardstock using the Winter Bird (#1685) die set;
Color each part with ink markers.
With Kids Choice Glue, adhere some wiggle eyes on the face and glue all the parts of the bird;
Roll slightly the bird on a pen to give it a bit of dimension.
Die cut the snow for the branch White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snow also really sparkle;
Adhere the snow on the branch.
The final touch…
On the card base, and using some Transparent Double Sided AdhesiveTape, adhere the bird house (dog house) on the card;
Put some foam adhesive on the back of the wreath and the branch, and adhere both on the card;
Put some foam adhesive on the back of the bird and adhere to the tip of the branch;
With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the snowflakes on the background.
Here’s an other look at the final card !
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope to see you again soon!
Hey Friends! It’s EK from ekgorman designs and I am sneaking in to share not one but two marshmallow cards featuring the new Marshmallow Snowmen stamp set. In our house, all winter long hot chocolate rules, according to both of my girls, and the only acceptable way to drink it is with giant marshmallows floating on the top. Needless to say, while this stamp set was not created with my daughters in mind, according to them, it was. So in tribute to them, here are two marshmallow cocoa cards for my two marshmallows girls.
Mary here today with a fun holiday card. When I was a kid I used to love to ice skate all winter long. This card reminds me of the glide, glide, and sway – of spins and jumps, and skating through the quiet snow. It was a magical and wonderful time of year (but I’m glad to now live in North Carolina!).
Making the Card
1. Cut 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; score and fold in half for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Cut vellum 1 1/4 x 6 inches.
2. Silver emboss sentiment on vellum starting about 1/2 inch from left edge. Wrap around Soft Sky piece from step 1, starting about 1 inch from top, adhering on back using clear double sided adhesive. Adhere to front of card.
3. From 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut two of all skates pieces except for the blades. Die cut blades from Siver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Reminder: A Metal Adaptor Plate or Sizzix Big Shot with Precision Base Plate is REQUIRED for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to this technique to ensure that your cutting ‘sandwich’ is correctly positioned.
4. Lace up the sktes with twine. Hint: Put a small piece of clear double sided adhesive behind the top and bottom lace and stick the ends in them. Tie two small bows. To make a bow, I used tweezers that only open when squeezed, like the ones that come in Susan’s Garden Tool Set, to help hold the single loop while I tied around it.
5. Apply Walnut Stain Distress Ink to sole/heel pieces of skates with ink blending tool. Adhere to bottom of skates with glue (e.g. Kids Choice Glue). Adhere blades to skates using clear double sided adhesive on back of skates.
6. Die cut snowflake border from 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots as shown. You don’t have to add Dots beneath the area that will be covered by the skates or in areas at the ends of the border strip that will get cut off. Adhere to top of card as shown. Trim off excess.
7. Glue bottom skate to card where shown. Glue on bow. Adhere top skate using dimensional tape as shown. Glue on bow.
Hi everyone, Sanna here again today to share a set of Snowflake Cards with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same dies in different ways.