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Let It Snow - 07/20/2022

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Black top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

White card (8 x 5 1/2")

White card A4

Dies from Take The Photo Die Collection 

Stamps from Dashing Through The Snow Stamp Collection 

Stamps from Christmas Blessings Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black 

Izink Dye Spray: Morning Mist, Blue Moon

Izink Pigment Vintage Collection: Blue, grey, pale blue

Water spray bottle

Paint brush

HIMI Oil Pencils: Green (5038), red (5003), red (5111), orange (5061), yellow (5108)

Black pen

WOW Embossing ink pad

WOW Heat Tool

WOW Powder: Don't Be Fooled Collection by Toni Darroch: Emerald Fitzgerald

Thirsty Brush Confetti Ink Paint: White Lace

Liquid Pearl drops: White Opal

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Foam Pads

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Place the detailed frame die, from Take The Photo Die Collection, on one side of the A4 white card, and run it through your die cutting machine. 


How To Guide - Step 2

Place the coordinating mat die, on the remaining white card, and run it through your machine.

Save any left over card for snowflake dies, in a later stage. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Spray water on to the white die cut mat. 

Spray the Izink Morning Mist on to the card, and allow it to move freely in the water.


How To Guide - Step 4

Spray the Izink Blue Moon on to the card. If you need more movement of the ink, lightly spritz the card again, and tip it up, creating drips and runs. 

Dry off the ink. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Splatter the background with water, wait a few seconds, then mop up the excess with a paper towel. 

Dry off the card. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Spray water on to the Confetti Paint, and splatter over your background. Confetti Paint is best left to dry naturally, as it gives it a raised texture, but you can blast with a heat tool, if needed. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up the Snowman stamp, from Dashing Through The Snow Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Stamp on to your background. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Apply water to your Snowman, wait a few seconds then "lift" out the ink, with a paper towel. This is called the "faux bleach" technique. You can also use diluted bleach, for a stronger lift. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Colour in your stamped image with your HIMI Oil Pencils 

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere the white, die cut frame, in place, on to your artwork. 

Set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Die cut THREE snowflakes, from the white card set aside earlier, noting that the "waste" card will be used as a stencil. So think about the placement of the dies, before running them through your machine. 

NB: If you have any of the other frame die sets then you will be able to cut out three different snowflakes. 

How To Guide - Step 12

From the "bits" that fell out of the die cut frame (that you set aside earlier), decide which pieces you wish to paper piece back in. You can discard the rest. As you can see from this photo I chose a few of the stars. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Push each of the die cut elements in to the WOW Embossing ink Pad. 

Cover with the WOW Emerald Fitzgerald Embossing powder, then heat set with your WOW heat tool. 

TIP: I held each die cut element with tweezers, to heat set the powder, without burning my fingers. 

Set the snowflakes to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Paper piece the elements you embossed, back in to the frame.

Set this to one side.  

How To Guide - Step 15

Using the stencil you created from the waste of the die cut snowflakes, blend the Izink Pigments randomly over the white card (8 x 5 1/2"), to create a decorative background. 

How To Guide - Step 16

Add water to the Confetti Paint, add splatter over your stencilled background. 

How To Guide - Step 17

Ink up the sentiment, from the Christmas Blessings Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine, and stamp in the bottom right corner of your background. 

TIP: Use your framed artwork as a guide, to make sure you stamp the sentiment in the correct place. 

How To Guide - Step 18

Use a black pen to draw a decorative, wiggly frame, around your background. 

How To Guide - Step 19

Adhere your background on to the front of your black, top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 20

Adhere your framed artwork on to the card, wonky...or straight!! And flat with wet glue, or raised with foam pads, for added dimension. You choose...

How To Guide - Step 21

Adhere your embossed snowflakes, around your frame, where required. 

How To Guide - Step 22

Add Liquid Pearl drops on, and around, the snowflakes, to finish.