This workshop shows how to decorate this box card with the main feature being the `Let it Snow` die shape covered in silver leaf from the Sue Wilson die collection.
A close up of the Let it Snow panel on acetate
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMAT2
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue : CSFLAKEGLUE
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET
Clear and Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJLGICED
Creative Expressions Crystal Sparkles Embellishment : SPARKCRYS &
Creative Expressions Pearl Spray : PEARLSPRAY
Step by Step Instructions
Now continuing on from part 1 of the box card workshop.
Step 1. Use the cello bag the snowflake stamp comes, Cut open the bag splitting it into 2 halves. Use one piece of cello bag as a palette and add the Cosmic Shimmer flake & glitter glue on it. Take a small piece of cut`n`dry foam to add some of the glue onto it.
Step 2. Dab & pat the glue back and forth onto the cello bag so it flattens the glue nice and smoothly onto the foam pad.
Step 3. Take the 2nd piece of cello bag and place the `Let it Snow` die cut piece onto the surface. Dab the primed cut`n`dry foam all over the die cut piece.
Step 4. Work fairly quickly as you want to lift the `Let it Snow` piece up as soon as possible so the glue doesn`t stick it down around the edges. Discard the cello bag once this has been glued, using this technique just saves on the clearing up but this could be done on a craft mat and just use a grime boss quickly afterwards to remove the glue before it dries.
Step 5. Place a full piece of the silver moon leaf over the `Let it Snow` glued piece. Alternatively use gilding flakes instead. Pat the leaf onto the die shape.
Step 6. Work the sentiment using a piece of `rub it scrub it` pad to remove the excess leaf from the intricate design or use your fingers to rub away any foil that is not attached to the glue below.
Step 7. Now make box panels by cutting 4 pieces of silver shine card to 2½” x 3¼”. These can either be panels using the snowflake embossing folder. This photo shows the different finishes that have been added onto a piece of adhesive sheet that was added after the card was embossed ( as embossing can crack the self adhesive backing when it`s placed through an embossing machine). The finishes show clear rocky candy, glitter jewels or micro beads.
Step 8. Alternatively for this project a plain piece of silver shine card with the adhesive sheet over the top has been used with the Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels.
Step 9. Emboss a piece of acetate using the snowflake embossing folder & the cut a piece the same depth of the silver panel – 3¼” and then cut the width of the acetate to 3½” ( this is wider than the silver panel) . Wrap the acetate around one of the glittered panels & crease a ¼” flap either end of the acetate. Secure the acetate around the back of the panels and this will create a bowed effect at the front of the card.
Step 10. Add the prepared panel onto the front flap of the box using foam tape for dimension.
Step 11. Add some silicone glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries glue onto the centre bigger areas of the word Snow , leave the side and outer areas free of glue so that the piece stands out proud when it`s added to the acetate.
Step 12. Add the other 3 panels of glitter to the flaps before adding the `Let it Snow` piece onto the acetate.
Step 13. Select the Creative Expressions feathery snowflake stamp, The Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder, Cosmic Shimmer flake & glitter glue , clear & Resist ink pad & the clear distress rock candy.
Step 14. Stamp the snowflake image onto a piece of silver shine using the clear & resist ink pad . Add Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder before heat setting the powder.
Step 15. Now add some of the Cosmic Shimmer flake & glitter glue onto a scrap of acetate & dab the cut`n`dry foam pad over the snowflake stamp. Stamp the image onto a piece of white shimmer card & repeat until you have about 8 stamped snowflakes.
Step 16. CLEAN THE GLUE OFF YOUR STAMP STRAIGHT AWAY USING A GRIME BOSS SHEET or SCRUB IT OFF WITH WARM WATER .
Step 17. Add the distress clear rock candy over the glue for a lovely delicate snowflake effect.
Step 18. Once the glue is dry cut out all the snowflakes close to the snowflake image. Use the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to add a faux glue dot pearl to the centre of the snowflake and set aside to dry.
Step 19. Make a single bow using the purple shimmer ribbon. I wanted an embellishment for the centre of the bow but didn`t have a small dazzler so I took a crystal sparkle embellishment & trimmed away the outer row of crystals with a small pair of scissors. The crystals even remained in a strip of the plastic so they can be easily kept for another project & cut into single pieces as and when required. Now add the centre crystal to the knot of the bow.
Step 20. Start to add and build up the layers of snowflakes onto the box base. Add a foam pad onto the inner strip of card & add the pearl spray embellishment wire onto the sticky pad. Add some glue over the top before adding a snowflake to cover the foam pad.
Step 21. Another way of adding the pearl sprays are to curl the wire around a thin piece of silver card and then stick the card to the inner sections of the box.
Step 22. Add the pearl on the card to the box.
Step 23. Now cover the piece with another snowflake.
Step 24. Add the small bow under the `Let it Snow` panel and continue to build up the snowflakes alternating the different textures as you go.
Step 25. Stamp & emboss more snowflakes this time onto vellum using the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder. Add some self adhesive sheet behind the vellum & then stick onto another sheet of vellum. Cut each piece out.
Step 26. Add these snowflakes by gluing just 1 tip to the back of an already stuck down snowflake as this will give it height & the light with reflect nicely through it too.
Step 27. Once all the snowflakes have been added the box with flatten down in half with the taller back section remaining up straight. Prefect for sending as a card an envelope.
Step 28. Here is a close up of the acetate `Let it Snow` feature.
Step 29. Here is the finished box card complete with a bevelled acetate panel to curve and add extra dimension to the `Let it Snow` silver leaf die shape.
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