Monday, November 18, 2013

MC Nov/13 - IO Snowflake Ornament - Christmas

One of my friends had this Impression Obsession snowflake die which I thought was beautiful... The only problem, she had a heck of a time trying to cut it, and never really getting it cut completely... So I saw the die and decided to buy it, just for the heck of it. But low and behold I was also having a very frustrating time cutting it as well. I have a Big Shot Pro machine (12"wide). Tried various thicknesses of paper, various shims, rotating the die, running it back and forth, all the usual stuff to try and cut it. No luck. And with all the back and forth etc, paper stretching and or shifting just slightly and that thin border around the snowflake was always cut to shreds. Got lots of SCRAP... So needless to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING THIS DIE as pretty as it is. What I ended up doing was using the cut pieces and creating e-cut files to cut with my Silhouette. Luckily that worked, so I got a nice bunch of pieces to create my snowflake ornament.

So side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Used one of the negative pieces and sponged Distress "Broken China" to create an off the edge snowflake background. Used Broken China stain and a pointed nib to do the faux stitching around those snowflakes.

Added various glitters and embossing powders to the layers of the snowflake. Glued them together at the center then glued it to the card.

Added a piece of Tim's blue tinsel as a hanger. Stained some ribbon with various colors of blues, dried it and tied a bow.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine "Blue Lagoon" and clear embossing.

I'm content with the results. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #80 stitching
Frilly & Funky  something for an Xmas tree or table
4 Crafty Chicks  #168 snowflakes
CCEE Stampers  #1346 stitching
My Time to Craft  #243 Xmas Ornament as main feature
Pan Pastels UK  #46 handmade embellies


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful christmas card Yogi.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Pat said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our snow flake challenge!

Leanne DT@4CraftyChicks!

Zoe said...

Such a beautiful creation, thank you for sharing with us at Premium Craft Brands, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful!

Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.

DS4J Lindsay DT

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘STITCHING real or faux’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Beverly's Stamping Beehive said...

Hi Yogi,

I just got the IO Lg. Snowflake die, and have had no problems with it. It is a delicate die for sure - but I suspected right away that I'd need to rotate the die a couple of times and run it through my Big Shot. I carefully look to see if it has cut through to the back, and then I decide if I want to remove it 'whole' or take it apart. It looks nice both ways. Its just one of those dies, needs a little coddling! But it looks beautiful just as your card :)

Cec said...

The snowflake is so pretty and will make a nice hanging ornament for the tree assuming it comes off the card. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Terry said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Frilly and Funkie, love the colours and your snowflake is just wonderfull Hugs Terry xxxx

Tracy said...

Yogi your card is stunning and a beautiful work of Art with gorgeous details..looove it!
Thank you so much for joining us over at Premium Crafts brand and good luck.
Tracy xxx

Jenny Marples said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x