On my visit to the Harrogate fair last month, I came across the most gorgeous card at the Chloe's Creative Cards stall. It was made by stamping snowflakes onto acetate and heat embossing them after, before assembling them onto a card.
I was in love! So naturally I immediately bought the snowflake stamps (and the poinsettia die, but that's something else entirely! lol.). And as with all things that MUST be done immediately, it's taken me about 6 weeks to get round to trying the technique, lol.
It was pretty tricky, and I wasted a whole heap of acetate and embossing powder trying to get it to work, but I got there in the end...
I stamped the snowflake twice and layered them. The embossing powder I used was WOW Sparkling Snow, and trust me... Sparkle it does! I stamped the word "Noel" in the corner and gave that the sparkly treatment too. The paper by the way was designed by Jennifer Ellory for a recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.
Here's a close-up of the gorgeous centre of the snowflake. It's captured the sparkles a little too...
I shall be trying this technique again soon, hoping to perfect it. Because the effect really, really is worth the time and hassle it took to make it!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative corner challenges - Let it snow
The Sisterhood of crafters - Embossing
Have a fabulous day, one and all!