The theme for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week is snowflakes so it was a great opportunity for me to try the kiss cut glittering technique with some of their snowflake designs. I think I like the outcome and this time I used a two inch double stick tape for my kiss cutting.
The sentiment is from Stampenback and is available at I Brake for Stamps. I always thought that was such a cute sentiment. The sentiment reads "Snowmen Fall From Heaven Unassembled". It was a perfect one for this theme. And below is a different view so I hope you can see more of the details.
My smaller snowflakes were placed on the Tear-ific double stick tape which was adhered to a piece of heavy card stock. Then I put it through my die cutting machine and only did a "kiss" on the tape so that it cut the taped area but not the card stock underneath. I used the Crossover and put my dial at 5 1/2 but you would have to experiment with your own particular machine as to where you need to put the dial or add a proper shim. In another post I added the video showing how the original idea came about and how it was done. You can see that POST here. In the video she tells how to use it with her machine.
Once I had the snowflake kissed onto the tape I took the Tim Holtz pick tool and removed the inner portions and added a darker color of glitter. After I had burnished that glitter in well and brushed off the excess, I then removed the rest of the snowflake design and added white glitter. I repeated the process of cleaning. I used a Swiffer cloth, but some use a special brush to remove it. The last step for the glittered edged panel was to remove all the layers around the snowflake and on that area I added a lighter shade of blue glitter.
The base card of white card stock has a darker blue layer added on the front panel. On this I then added the banner with the sentiment stamped on it. Over the top of the left edge of the banner I added the glittery panel and placed a white glittery ribbon along the right edge of the glittered portion. Now I was ready to add another bigger snowflake, but first I had to add glue to it and then dip it in white glitter. Once it was dry I popped it over the top in the center of the snowflake panel.
My last step for the card was to add snowflake sequins on the darker blue area on the top and bottom.
The Cheery Lynn Dies used are:
Snowflake Set 2 B635
Snowflake 5 DL169
Pierced Banners DL303
Sparkle and Sprinkle Glitters used:
Lazer Blue G1074
Sparkling Snow G1003
I entered this in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge too.
Well, I hope you liked my snowflake design. I guess it is the season for them as we have plenty of them around here. It is indeed a snowy winter wonderland! And really cold too! We reached 15 below zero this morning and it is up to zero for a high. So everyone stay warm if you are in the cold part of the country.
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