When it was time to shoot a video for the Magic Snowflake tutorial, I had to think for a while to come up with a sample. After I created the focal point, I had to put it aside for a while before I finished it. I just couldn’t think of a layout. Mojo works on it’s own schedule I guess.
The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was embossed with a cuttlebug folder, then sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink, layered and stitched on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Vanilla cardstock.
A 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Merry Days of Christmas was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of sponged Chocolate chip cardstock. The horizontal strip started out as a 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Vanilla cardstock. Vintage Wallpaper was stamped on it with Walnut Stain ink. It was sponged with Vintage Photo and Walnut stain ink and layered on a slightly wider strip of Chocolate chip cardstock. The bottom of the Chocolate strip had been punched with the scallop edge punch from Stampin’ Up! Cream May Arts Silk ribbon was tied around it.
The main image is from Flourishes Forest of Trees stamp set. It was stamped in Snowcap Adirondack pigment ink on Glossy White cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Old Paper and Vintage photo distress ink reinkers were used with rubbing alcohol to create the background. The image was cut with Label Nestabilities, layered on a sponged vanilla layer and a scallop chocolate chip rectangle.
The sentiment is from the Dove and Holly set. It was stamped in Walnut Stain ink on Vanilla cardstock. The Holly was stamped in Antique Linen distress ink. The sentiment was punched out with a 1 1/4″ circle punch, sponged with Antique linen and layered on a 1 3/8″ sponged Chocolate chip circle. The circles were stitched together and Kaiser Rhinestones were added to finish it off.
I created the inside to reflect the outside of the card and to show off that gorgeous Vintage Wallpaper background stamp. It was stamped again in Walnut Stain on Vanilla cardstock and sponged with Aged Mahogany ink. The tree was stamped in Antique Linen. I love those Distress inks. They are my kind of colors!
Here is a video on the Magic Snowflake Technique: