Snowflake Thank You Card

Snowflake Thank You Card

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This seemingly simple card design was a real bugger to make!  I heat embossed the snowflakes on acetate, and no matter how “clean” the stamped image looked, there were always flecks of embossing powder visible AFTER the heat was applied!  I don’t know if the heat tool was blowing tiny flecks around while heating or if the flecks were so small and were there but not visible until after they were heated, but I could not get a perfectly clean panel to use!  My daughter said it just looked like snow and was fine.  Ugh!!!  Anyway…

Gina K Kraft card stock was used along with thick, heat resistant acetate.  (I originally tried it with overhead transparency paper, and it melted as soon as the heat was applied!)  The images were all heat embossed with Versamark ink and Recollections Snow embossing powder.  The stamps were from the “Christmas Wishes” set, the “Triple Play Frame” set, and the “Massive Messages” set, all by Gina K Designs.

I used my Silhouette to cut the circles on the top layer and on the card base, and I used my MISTI to line up the frame stamp.  The acetate was sandwiched between these layers.

Below is a photo that better shows the snowflakes on the acetate. The circles look really dark at the angle in the photo above, but they are clear.

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Before making the version with the acetate, I made the one below with the snowflakes stamped on the card stock.

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The embossing powder behaved much better on this version, and the detail of the snowflakes was better on the card stock than on the acetate.

The MIUM Challenge over at StampTV this week is to use Kraft cardstock somewhere on our project.  Check out the gallery of projects submitted HERE.

Thanks for checking out  my card project!

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2 thoughts on “Snowflake Thank You Card

  1. I love your card project. White always looks fantastic on kraft I think. And, sometimes the weather does not permit one to get a good embossing without flecks showing up. I know high humidity affects mine even if I do use a anti-static pad. Another option which works better for me is to take my heat gun and pass it over the card stock before you even begin to stamp your images. I think that takes excess moisture out of the card stock with that heat.

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