ID: QF Nov/12 - Snowflakes BFlies card
size: 5"w x 7"h each

Created: November 29, 2012

Got my newest batch of Xmas stamps from Suzanne at Quietfire Design  yesterday - love them, especially this saying. Since I love butterflies, it makes winter a little more bearable -BIG GRIN. The background snowflake stamp is also from this newest set


I used my favorite technique for backgrounds, stamping the snowflake with Perfect Medium, clear embossing and then sponging the background with Distress "Chipped Sapphire" and wiping any that landed on the embossed design with a clean paper towel.

Stamped my sentiment on white cardstock using Distress "Chipped Sapphire" and clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders "Standard Circles Large", sponged Broken China around the edges, adhered some double sided tape (Sookwang) on the back around, near the outer edge of the circle, set aside to make the rosette.

Over on gg designs blog, she has an article about rosette/medallions, gleaned from a bunch of videos she's seen about the subject. A couple were good ideas, and one of them I use when making medallions - scoring a larger piece of cardstock and cutting out several strips for the rosettes, saves time...  Another trick was to score every 1/2" on one side, then flip the cardstock over and score between the scores every 1/2". Gives folding the valley and mountain folds easier. They fall naturally into their respective fold.

So scored my white 65# cardstock front and back, placed it on the edge of the die (Sizzix Tim's On the Edge "Snowflake Flurries") and ran through my machine, moved my cardstock over, aligning the bottom edge with the die again and ran through my machine.

 The die fits exactly twice for an 11" piece of cardstock. Sponged some Distress "Broken China" on the flurries, and "Chipped Sapphire" on the bottom section and a bit on the flurries.

Removed one of the release papers from my stamped circle, scrunched down my rosette (right side up), and placed my circle in place. Carefully removed more release papers and continued adhering it to the rosette. Note this is not a tightly scrunched up rosette, it has about an 1.5" circle opening in the center rather than the normal 1/4" center.

Adhered the rosette to the front of card gluing down on the snowflakes as well as the rosette.

Final touch to add some light blue small rhinestones to the centers of the background snowflakes and a couple medium ones to the large snowflakes on the rosette.



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