Holiday crafting is in FULL swing over here in my little corner of the blog world, and today I’ve got a fun and easy card to share. It’s not snowing yet in Vancouver, and my fingers are crossed tight that it won’t for a while because this girl is NOT a fan of winter. However, I do really like snowflake designs on cards, and I’m also on a huge vellum kick. On today’s card you’ll get both, plus a fun new holiday die.
For this design, I pulled out an older snowflake die from my stash, which is actually part of a 2-piece set intended for making tags. I used the thinner part here, as well as The Stamp Market Scripty Merry die. This is a 2-piece die that includes both the shadow and thin script – truly, my favourite kind of word die!
To begin, I die cut several snowflakes from 80lb white cardstock backed with a thin double-sided adhesive sheet. This made it really quick and easy to adhere them to my vellum card panel. (Also, I would normally choose 110lb cardstock but in this case, because the die was quite intricate, I opted for the 80lb to avoid any tearing.)
After arranging my snowflakes and trimming the sides, I die cut the shadow part of the Scripty Merry die from Tropic Teal, Fresh Pink and Fuschia Color Crush cardstock. Then for the thin script, I used Diamond Glitter cardstock. To be honest, I was skeptical about this purchase at first because in the past, I have NOT had great luck with glitter cardstock. Sometimes the sheets are too thick and need to be run through a die cutting machine many times with a shim, and still, the cut wasn’t clean. However, this was my first time putting Diamond Glitter cardstock to the test, and I was blown away – in a great way! With just a single run through my die cutting machine, the word Merry cut perfectly – even with an adhesive sheet on the back. And on that note, know that you will see a LOT more glitter happening in the future because I’m in love with this stuff!
With all my Merry pieces ready, I layered them on top of each other, then simply adhered them to the center of my vellum panel. I stamped the word ‘Christmas’ on a small piece of Citrine cardstock, tucked it right under my layered die cuts, and finished the card with a few white enamel dots.
The final step was adhering the vellum panel to my card base in a way that didn’t show my adhesive. Strategic placement of the snowflakes is key here! I used my go-to skinny foam strips, cut them up into small pieces, and tucked those wherever I could under the sentiments, snowflakes and enamel dots. After flipping the panel back over and placing it on my card base, none of them were noticeable at all. Mission accomplished!