Friday, October 24, 2014

Snowflakes Card for As You See It Challenges

I live in Canada. And I'm proud to say so! But I just want to let you know that we do not have snow and ice all year long!  In fact, in the summertime, the part of British Columbia where I live typically experiences temperatures in the upper 90's. It's late October right now and there are still green leaves on the trees, although most are starting to change. We probably won't have our first snowfall until mid-November. So my next card is one that is looking ahead to the winter months and Christmas! It uses the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies from the Holiday Catalogue.  It incorporates all the elements in our As You See It Challenges #059. This is a fun challenge with a scavenger hunt flavour!

Amanda comes up with the most delightful challenges! I know you would have fun working on this one.  I completed and photographed my card and was really happy with the way it turned out. I edited the photos and uploaded them and it wasn't until I added the Challenge picture that I realized I had totally missed out on the sequins. Those little rascals were hiding in plain sight in the middle of the page! So I had to go add some sequins and rephotograph, edit and upload! Not my idea of fun.

  • One colour combination that I really like is Soft Sky and Basic Black. When you add some silver, it ups the zing factor! The contrast between the black and blue gives the Soft Sky more presence and definition and the Soft Sky softens the Basic Black.
  • This is my first time playing with the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies and there is so much more in the set than just the swing card die.  I got three die cut words, the trees (the triangles) and the delicate snowflakes, just to name a few. The circle was die cut using the Circle Collection Framelits.
  • One of the sentiments is from And Many More, a very versatile sentiment set, and the other is from the Ornamental Pine stamp set. The Very Merry is punched out with the Word Window Punch and mounted on a Modern Label punched from a Silver Foil Sheet.
  • When using the thinlits to die cut the words and snowflakes, it works much better to place a piece of wax paper in between your cardstock and the die. It makes the paper much easier to remove from the thinlit.
  • Here you see how the card folds up so that it fits in a standard envelope.  When you use the Snowflake Thinlits Die, it actually doesn't include the third panel that I have added on to this card. The way to achieve that is to cut your paper slightly less than 5-1/2" wide and pull one end through the thinlit instead of having the thinlit rest on top of the paper. Then it won't cut the paper and you have an extra flap.  The measurements would be 5-3/8" x 11".
I hope you have a great weekend.  I'm off on a papercrafting retreat here:  

I really excited about the amount of time I'm going to have to just craft! I'll show you the results on Monday!

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  1. I'm so sad to say I don't have this die yet!! I hope it will be at the retreat so I can play with it :)
    Sometimes I find these flip designs difficult to design. You did a beautiful job. I love the interior detail and the black/sky/silver combo is beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Amy! I know what you mean about designing the swing cards. They are difficult sometimes.


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