Thursday, 24 November 2011

Snowflake Windows Season's Greetings Card

I made a daisies window card at a Make and Take evening at Joanne's a while back - the card can be seen on this post.  I really liked it and fancied making a Christmas themed card with the same technique.  I've used some Sizzix Sizzlits snowflakes dies to go in my windows - they are absolutely gorgeous but they give me fits when I'm cutting them - they are SO spindly and delicate!  Each time I get these dies out I'm reminded of what a pain they are and remember why I don't use them that often - so this card is a definite one off creation!

I started off with a side opening Marina Mist A6 size card and I punched out my square windows using the template I created back when I made the original daisies window card.   I glued the snowflakes behind the windows and then punched another set of windows in a Marina Mist panel and adhered that behind.  That way the snowflakes are neatly sandwiched in the windows.  I rounded the top right corner of the card, added a season's greeting's sentiment, some punched snowflakes and rhinestones and that finished off the card front.

On the inside I added a snowflake embossed Night of Navy panel, a Marina Mist strip and a Whisper White panel.  The lovely Warm Wishes sentiment is from Hero Arts, I love that it combines warmth with icy snowflakes and I thought it was the perfect choice to go inside this card!  I used my fave snowflake cluster stamp on the envelope flap.

Stamps: SU! Curly Cute set, Hero Arts Warm Wishes, PSX Snowflake Medley
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Night of Navy
Tools: Square punch, Sizzix Snowflake Sizzlits dies, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set, Woodware small snowflake punch, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: clear rhinestones



Sue said...

A beautiful card Ruth inside and out Luv Sue x

kelly said...

it may have been fiddly but it was definitely worth the trouble, LOVE IT!! Wish I had some snowflakes so I could CASE it actually!
Kelly xx