Sue Wilson Let It Snow Box Card ~ Part 2


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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Sue Wilson Let it Snow Box Card Part 2

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson LET IT Snow Die Festive Collection : CED3004

Creative Expressions Feathery Snowflake Stamp : UMS167

Large Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder : EF-020

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMAT2

Acetate : Acetate & Cosmic Shimmer Silver Moon Gilding Leaf : CSGFPKSILV

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue : CSFLAKEGLUE

 Silver Shadow Foundations Card : 40602,   Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980 Foundations Vellum : 40024

               Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Embossing Powder : CSDEPSILV & True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE

2 Tone Purple / Green Ribbon :KN07

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 10. Add the prepared panel onto the front flap of the box using foam tape for dimension.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 17. Add the distress clear rock candy over the glue for a lovely delicate snowflake effect.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 22. Add the pearl on the card to the box.

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Step 23. Now cover the piece with another snowflake.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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