Today's project started as a card using the smaller snowflake images of the Lots of Snowflakes set.
I wanted to use the smaller flakes as the base for the card & then add larger, fussy-cut flakes for the accents on the finished card.
Instead of wasting the card base, I decided to cut it into two pieces and use them for inserts in my Project Life or December Daily album.
I randomly stamped the smaller flakes with Versamark & then heat embossed with a white & silver glitter embossing powder that I have had in my stash for years.
Once I completed the base, I stamped, silver embossed, then fussy cut a few of the larger flakes. As I started to lay out the design I decided that it just seemed to busy, so I scrapped the card idea altogether.
The resulting 3x4 cards are fun and I look forward to using them in my album.
The cards were not quite 4 inches wide, so I decided to cut them & add elements that made it look more intentional, rather than just a fix.
On the first card I used a ribbon to cover where I cut the card in half. The glitter flakes and star came from the dollar spot at Target a few years ago. The snowman is one of my favorite older small stamps from Hero Arts & was stamped then watercolored with Twinkling H2O's.
For the second card I removed a larger section of the stamped piece so I could stamp "Wintertime", which is from an older Hero Arts stamp set. The small blue flake is from the SSS Lots of Snowflakes stamp set. I then added washi tape to the white background card. To finish this card I added iridescent sequins and flicked the whole thing with Perfect Pearl Mist.
Both cards were edged with Broken China Distress Ink before they were mounted to the background pieces.
The Wintertime card will definitely end up in my PL album, but the more I look at the other card, I think I might end up making additional cards and using them on the boys Christmas presents this year.
I have one more small project to share tomorrow using the Lots of Snowflakes stamp set. Here is a small peek.