Hello crafty friends. Today’s card is a nice and simple one that took less than 10 minutes to make, thanks to the current challenge over at As You See It. The team have got a speedy challenge this week, with the theme of ‘snowflakes’, so this one definitely fits the bill.
I decided to use Stampin’ Up!’s ‘snowflake wishes’ stamps for this one (bit of a no-brainer there!), together with a lovely new WOW powder I’ve got called ‘winter water’. One of the rules of the challenge is that you can get everything you need ready first, so here’s a pic of what I used. Mind you, that’s a bit of a challenge for me in itself, as I have a terrible habit of changing my mind and adding other elements in whilst I’m making a card. Anyway, this one definitely stuck to the plan!
I started with a 5×5 card blank and stamped the snowflake onto the front using WOW clear ink; I then heat embossed it with the ‘winter water’ powder. You can see a square of mylar plastic in the photo – I positioned this over the snowflake using a little low tack tape, and then turned the card front over so I could run a bone folder round the edges of the plastic to create an embossed recess. The final step was the stamp the sentiment below the embossed square using ‘stormy sky’ Distress Oxide.
Here’s one I took at an angle so you can see the sparkle on the snowflake.
Now obviously I didn’t take any photos whilst I was creating this card, and you’re no doubt wondering how long it took me… Well here’s the answer – just over 6 1/2 minutes. Not bad really!