Aqua Snow is Glistening Christmas Tree Card

by Joanne James5. November 2018 10:00

Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches where they have the following sketch to work with:


This layout was perfect for me to make another snowflake card using the exclusive limited offer Snowflake Showcase products that I shared with you last week - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Softly Falling - I reached for my perennial favourite embossing folder, Softly Falling, for the perfect snowy backdrop  for my Snowflake Christmas tree. The texture adds just enough interest and detail without detracting from my snowflakes and trees and ties in with my wintry theme beautifully. 

Snow is Glistening - I decided to feature the snowflake Christmas tree on my card today. This is such a versatile stamp - with the aid of the Stamparatus or a Stampamajig, the image can be stamped in a row to create a border too as well as this fabulous snowy tree. I heat embossed my sentiment in white onto a strip of Bermuda Bay for an extra pop of colour against my pastel card. I also used another of the border stamps in the set for some falling snow on the inside too:

Snowflake Swirls - I couldn't resist using the snowflake swirls die cut from the Snowfall Thinlits set for the horizontal element on today's card (I had to trim the end slightly to fit), although it seemed a shame to hide it behind the portrait upright panel - I had to cut this into the tree shape to show off as much of the swirl as possible. I just love it!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (3) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/5/2018 7:38:31 PM #

SO pretty, Joanne! I love Pool Party for Christmas cards. I'm already regretting my decision to say no to the Snowflake Showcase on the grounds it doesn't snow here at Christmas!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
11/5/2018 11:08:29 PM #

Haha - I like your logic Jan! I resisted the surfing Santa for similar reasons, but it was tough! I am missing a blue Christmas paper this year, so am loving this set and the Beautiful Blizzard one (card coming tomorrow!) for the free reign to use blues Smile.


Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
11/6/2018 3:03:38 AM #

Love the texture and the beautiful blue.  Such a pretty card!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


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