Friday, December 16, 2022

Countdown to Christmas #5 - Delicate Snowflakes

**Before I get to my share for today, I wanted to announce a new challenge blog will be starting up the 15th of January 2023.  It's a monthly challenge, starting on the 15th of each month and the MAIN focus will be Florals/Flowers.  It's the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and there is a DT Call going on now.  If interested in joining the team, the contact info can be found on the Blog:

Now, for today: 

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today's card #5 in my series of Countdown to Christmas is a bit more involved but still an easy card to create, which could be massed produced using a stamp positioner tool (I use a Misti).

To start, I've heat embossed a red panel using the Gina K. Designs "Delicate Snowflakes" background stamp and Simon Says Stamp Sparkle White Embossing powder.  By leaving the background stamp in your stamp positioner tool, you can easily add different colored panels of card and stamp away, then heat emboss in one swoop.

In an earlier crafting session, I die cut several stars and put them aside.  I stamped the sentiment, which is from an older Gina K. set (don't have the original packaging), using a dark gray ink.  I took a bit of checked plaid ribbon to place behind the star, which I popped on craft foam.  

Lastly, I've added a bit of Fake Dimensional "Snow" to the tree and dotted the panel with Gold Stickles.  That completes this card, not difficult and I have embossed panels of blue and purple waiting in the wings.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

**Challenges Entered:


  1. Your card is so pretty. I love the ribbon on there. Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Cut It Up.


  2. Another great design for your series, Donna. xoxo

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the beautiful background and colour, then the grey to stamp the Wishes and beautiful ribbon to match. Love it.

  4. Donna I love the paper you have used in your card. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining the Festive Friday Challenge.

  5. A lovely colour scheme and design. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  6. Love the heat embossed background! Thanks for joining S for Snow at Alphabet Challenge
    Deborah DT

  7. Beautiful as always, Donna - love your snowflake background.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  8. OH that red and white snowflake background is the bomb! Perfect touch with the plaid ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  9. Your star really shines on your amazing card. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  10. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing in the December MMC.

  11. I love the black and red. Thanks so much for joining us over at As You Like It Challenge for our anything goes challenge! Hope youʻll join us again!


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