Sunday, 26 October 2014

Shabby layered snowflake

HI everyone I hope you are having a happy Sunday. I am joining you today with a Christmas card that you could put together very easily but has a great deal of vintage charm.


I began by die-cutting Tim’s new layered snowflake die with embossing folder. It is fabulous for creating that wonderful texture on it.
I splodged it randomly with some picket fence distress paint.


When it was dry I smeared some glue with my finger over the painted area and covered it with platinum glitter.


The new Holiday Words thinlits give you fabulous greetings to add to your cards quite quickly and teamed with the ‘Stick It’ sheets work beautifully without any fuss in trying to adhere them to your design.


The instructions on the packet are very clear. I cut a piece to the size I needed for my dies, removed one side of the protective paper and rubbed it onto the reverse side of the card I wanted to use.


With my very thin dies I always use the sizzix magnetic platform as this keeps the dies in the place you want them to be and they don’t slide around. At this stage you die-cut in the normal way and have the Stick It paper underneath and not showing.


It looked like this when I took the dies off the card.


I gathered all the pieces I wanted to use in my design including papers from the Merriment set and making a shabby rose Jennie Atkinson style


I painted an edge around my card ….


… and assembled the card.


Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at my shabby Christmas card and if you want to try making shabby shabby flowers take a look at Jennie’s blog HERE

hugs Brenda
Bumblebees and Butterflies.


  1. Gorgeous card Brenda and now that I have seen it in action I have just bought some sheets of stick it...I think that is the most useful product to come out this year. I always glue tiny die cuts to my fingers so this will take the sticky out of sticking! x

  2. Fantastic card Brenda, love the shabby vintage feel of it! And yes, that Stick it stuff is fantastic! I was lucky enough to be contacted by Ken himself, who had some sent to me, and I love it! So glad Countryview is selling it now too!

  3. Loving the new Tim Christmas dies and you've really showcased them to perfection, Brenda. Fantastic!

  4. Your card is stunning Brenda, I have not opened up my snowflake and words yet but will do now! I was lucky enough to be given some Stick-it and have to admit it is fantastic for small items and so easy to use too!

  5. Fabulous card Brenda - the snowflake is stunning (I know we spoke about it but I hadn't realised how wonderful it could be!). Nice to see the Stick it works well - I have yet to try mine, but I think it will be great for those little word framelits. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. A new product for me to try that looks very useful, thanks for the tutorial on how to use it and construct your wonderful card Brenda, loving the colours very much :-) xxx

  7. Thanks for all the how to details of this gorgeous card Brenda - must check out the stick it product. Nicola x

  8. A beautiful card Brenda , love everything !
    Thanks for the great tutorial ,

  9. What a lovely card. You have given me inspiration. Thank you for sharing....Linda