Hi everyone, I realised the other day that there are lots of different ways to create snow effects for Christmas cards, so I decided to do a mini series to demonstrate some of the methods.
Hi everyone, I realised the other day that there are lots of different ways to create snow effects for Christmas cards, so I decided to do a mini series to demonstrate some of the methods. This is the first card in the series and uses a stencil and texture paste.
To Make The Card
Start with a white A6 blank card, cut a piece of red card 10cm x 14.75cm and adhere it down the centre of the card front. Cut a piece of matt silver card 9.5cm x 14.5cm and a piece of white card 9.2cm x 14.75cm. Die cut a circular aperture from the white card, with part of the circle cut off on the left hand side. Place the white card over the silver card and faintly mark with a pencil roughly where the circle will be.
Lay the snowfall stencil over the silver card to cover the marked area. Use stencil tape to hold it in place. Apply the texture paste to the stencil, smooth it over with a palette knife to evenly fill the holes. Carefully lift the stencil away and leave the texture paste to dry. Clean the stencil with soap and warm water before the texture paste dries on it.
Die cut the Christmas tree from white card and decorate with white and red sequins. Stamp the Merry Christmas greeting in red at the bottom of the white panel. When the texture paste is dry adhere the silver panel over the red one. Adhere the white panel on top of it with no silver margin on the left side. Use adhesive foam pads to adhere the Christmas tree to lift it above the snow and the die cut circle.
I think the texture paste works very well for the snowfall, and I love the clean and simple look. I tried it with glitter paste to get a sparkly effect, but because the glitter paste is fairly transparent it looked quite blue against the silver background, not what I wanted!!
Thank you for visiting, I hope you like it too, all the supplies used are linked below.
- A6 white blank card and envelope
- A4 Festive Shades card pack (for the silver card)
- Coconut White A4 foundation card
- Red card
- Snowfall stencil
- Woodware stencil tape
- Ranger texture paste
- Christmas Trees die set
- Sequin Trio Packs red, white
- WOW Christmas sentiments clear stamp set
- Festive Berries distress ink pad
- Double sided tape runner
- Woodware crafty glue
- 1mm adhesive foam pads