Hi Blog Readers!

Please forgive my absence the past few days.  Honestly, my back was such that sitting at the computer was problematic for me.  Fortunately, I am able to share with you today.  And, I am excited to show you how to make the most ornate snowflake on page 13 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.

Snowflake with Ribbon

Look closely and you will see that the snowflake has 4 layers.  Let's talk about each layer and how it was created.

Bottom Layer : 

Using Versamark Ink, Stamp the largest snowflake from Festive Flurry on Soft Sky Cardstock.  Sprinkle with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Using the Big Shot and the matching Festive Flurry Framelits Die, cut out the snowflake image.

Layer 2:  

Stamp the largest Festive Flurry Snowflake image on Whisper White cardstock using Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad. Use the Big Shot and the matching Festive Flurry Framelits Die to cut out the snowflake image.

Layer 3: 

Stamp the 2nd largest snowflake image on Whisper White Cardstock using Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' pad.  Use the Big Shot and matching Festive Flurry Framelits Die to cut out the snowflake image.

Using the Simply Scored, score every arm of each of the Whisper White Snowflakes.  Fold on the score lines like you are making a rosette – one fold males a hill, the next a valley etc.  When all folds are made, you should have an ice cream cone shape for each snowflake.  Cut the tip off of each cone.  When you open the snowflakes back up, you should have approximately a 1/2" diameter hole in the center of each snowflake.  Cutting this hole allows more ease when pushing the valleys down & the hills up.

Top Layer:

Using the Silver Metallic Encore Pad, stamp the 3rd largest snowflake image onto a Window Sheet.  Be careful to keep your stamp steady because the window sheet is slippery and you do not want your stamp to slide.  Emboss your image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  But be cautious with the Heat Tool on the window sheet.  Use the Big Shot and the matching Festive Flurry Framelit Die to cut out the snowflake image.

Assemble the layers using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Glue Dots may also be helpful.  Adhere the Frosted Finishes Embellishment with either glue dots or hot glue.  The Silver 1/8" Ribbon can be attached to the back of the snowflake with glue dots.


If time permits, I intend to create a similar snowflake with purples and blues.  This snowflake would sure dress up a plain gift bag.  Can you picture it dangling from the handle with some pretty 1/8" silver ribbon?  I think that I will put mine on a wreath.  What would you do with the snoflake(s)?  Please leave me a comment with your thoughts.  I do read each and every comment.  They help me to know that you are reading my blog!

Thanks for stopping hy today!