Giving Gifts Rainbow Ombre Snowflakes

by Joanne James8. December 2021 07:00

Happy Wednesday everyone! First things first - remember today is FREE SHIPPING at Stampin' Up! so the perfect time to pick up those last few Christmas gifts! You have until 11pm this evening UK time, so don't delay!

Now onto today's card, which was inspired by the current sketch over at Just Add Ink and is also perfect for the festive rainbow challenge over at - where else but The Rainbow Challenge:


I can't resist a good sketch and this one gave me the perfect opportunity to go all-out with a clean and simple yet unconventionally coloured Christmas card - take a look:


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

Giving Gifts Dies - I used the snowflake die in the Giving Gifts Die set to create my negative aperture border on today's card by cutting one end, then turning the die through 180 degrees and lining up the edges then cutting a second time, to give the single snowflake border panel. This is a great way to use this die on something other than a tag - it's always handy to be able to extend the use of an item. Unfortunately since I wrote today's post the dies are now no longer available in the UK; the lists are changing daily though and there are some things where stock of retiring items is still on route to the warehouse, so if you like them keep checking back.

Wonderful Snowflakes - I balanced my snowflake border with one of the Wonderful Snowflakes pre-diecut pieces that I trimmed to mirror the shape of the sketch element and added a simple 'Let It Snow' sentiment to tie both elements together. I used the snippet of snowflake I cut off to decorate the inside of my card:


Rainbow Ombre - My unconventional colour scheme today is taken from the rainbow ombre glimmer paper I used beneath the negative space of my snowflake border. I picked out the Bermuda Bay for my card base; I love the way the deep turquoise highlights the iridescent shine of the diecut snowflake and white embossed sentiment. I also picked out some of the white iridescent faceted gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems pot to highlight the centres of the snowflakes in my border and used a (retired) sparkly blue one to centre my white snowflake.


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 (7) -

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
12/8/2021 9:40:35 AM #

This is gorgeous Joanne! I love the non- traditional colours you’ve used including the fun rainbow glimmer panel and how your snowflake is the gorgeous focal point. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
12/8/2021 3:08:25 PM #

Wonderful snowflake elements Joanne - and lovely sparkly rainbow glimmer.  I hope all is well with you?  Chantell x x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/9/2021 11:51:58 PM #

What a really clever use of the die! The rainbow glimmer in behind is fabulous. I like the colours you've used, unconventional or not. Smile

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/13/2021 8:01:41 PM #

Oh what a great use of the glitter paper Joanne! You could enter this card in the very last challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge where the theme is Festive Rainbow -  so sad to see the challenge go. Vicky x

Em Fairley
Em FairleyUnited Kingdom
12/16/2021 2:21:48 PM #

So pretty, Joanne.  Thanks for joining our last challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge.
Em, DT Co-ordinator

sue t.
sue t.United States
12/19/2021 7:27:25 PM #

Very cool! Thanks for joining our last challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

KatyUnited States
12/20/2021 1:57:02 AM #

This card is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Merry Christmas! Smile

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