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October 29, 2010

Snowflake................lots of Bling!

This is so so sparkly and pretty in person, it has so much dimension.   I made this to enter in the Cricut Circle monthly challenge where the prize is a Work Box, what a fabulous prize if you haven't seen these check out that link, it would take me a month to put everything in all those drawers.
Well the challenge/theme this month was to celebrate the reason you love to craft by making a home decor project (you also could have made a layout) and you had to use; at least two cuts, the shadow feature, patterned paper, and embellishments...........I think I have them all covered.
I love Christmas and enjoy making things to decorate the house with so that is why I choose to make something Christmasy for the house.  Living in Arizona I felt we needed to have some "snow" for the holidays............................  The snowflake was cut from the Christmas Noel cartridge starting at about 5 1/2 inches.  I cut the blackout feature, shadow feature and the top layer.  The top or snowflake layer was cut several times in decreasing sizes to layer.  The "snow" is cut from Gypsy Wanderings and out of pearl white paper and is about 3 inches long, and I inked the edge with blue ink.  The shadow is my patterned paper cut from a silver holographic paper with a pattern on it.  It does not show up too well in the picture because it reflects the light.  The snowflake layers were all cut from white cardstock.  The white ones were glued and glittered with Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter.  The blue parts were the white paper sprayed with Glimmer Mist Frost color then glued and glittered with the same glitter. Also a few of the layers were pop dotted.  It was hard to glue onto the glitter, in fact I had to add some extra glue to the pop dots to make them hold.   A close up of the word snow shows the paper a little better.
Lots and lots of bling added to the tips of all the snowflakes.  Now to make this a home decor project it was all made onto a magnet sheet.  I cut the snowflake base from the magnet sheet with my Cricut and it cut great, however I think I built it a bit heavy so I am going to add another piece of magnet.  Here is a view from the back

I am so excited about this and can't wait to make more, maybe even in different sizes.  My mind is running wild I could even make these into ornaments.  Thanks for stopping by and would love for you to leave a comment.

9 comments:

Say Anything Crafts said...

Love it! Great job with the layers and I really like the bling! great thought putting it on the magnet!! TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! I love all the bling and the layers. GORGEOUS!

Glenda said...

This is very pretty with all the layers and bling!!

DORCAS said...

This is so pretty! I love this snowflake. TFS!

Peggy said...

I love it, Donna. I love bling. Great job.

Lisa said...

This is a wonderful snowflake! I am going to give it a try. Very pretty.

Sharon said...

Awesome!!! This is just beautiful!! :)

Terry said...

Your snowflake is gorgeous!

Ingrid said...

Wauw, just fabulous. What a beautiful card for our snowflake challenge.
Thanks for joining us at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week!
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