Saturday, 26 October 2013

Snowflakes + Sparkles

Snowflake
Hey!

Happy Saturday! Happy weekend! Happy release day @ Uniko Studio! :D

That's right, all the sneaky peeks that we've been sharing this past week are now revealed in their full glory for you to admire and purchase! Please check out the full release here and deets here.

For my final card of the release, I couldn't resist playing with snowflakes again. I love white-on-white creations; there's something so pure and beautiful about them. And when playing with snowflakes, you've gotta add sparkles right? *wink*
tips and tricks
  • To achieve the sparkly snowflake, I used the negative die cut of the snowflake as a stencil from this card and applied sparkling embossing paste over it. 
  • Not got sparkly embossing paste? Then why not apply glitter to wet embossing paste (a tip courtesy of the queen of embossing paste herself, Debby Hughes. Thanks, Debby!
  • Designs can look lost on a white-on-white design so texture and dimension is important. On my design I used shimmer card to match my sparkly snoflake on regular white card, and added dimension by popping up the smaller die-cut snoflake on foam pads.
  • I don't have teeny-tiny foam pads for that teeny-tiny snowflake, but it's super easy to chop up my foam pads into teen-tiny ones. Problem solved. :)
  • I couldn't make a sentiment work on this design without feeling like I'd ruin the pure, crisp, white feel of it. Not every card has to have a sentiment. :)
I have a feeling that these snowflakes are going to make a regular appearance in my holiday crafting, as well as the rest of the Uniko Studio release. Check out the full release and the rest of the Uniko Studio DT for a chance to win the whole release for youreself!

That's all from me today - and for this week! Thank you so much for sticking around and visiting this little corner of Blogland. I'm off for a week now (yay!) so I'm off to tackle my very long to-do list...Wish me luck!

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41 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Simply stunning Aimes! Certainly left me inspired!! Pure white beauty!!

How do you add the individual Pinterest buttons to your photos BTW? I need to do this! :-)

Lynn said...

All the glitter is fabulous and I love the detail on those dies...intricate and gorgeous.

Janis said...

I love white on white, too. Your card shimmers with beauty and elegance!
<3 J

cm said...

Aimes, your card is stunning; elegant and beautiful! The shimmering snowflakes remind me of moonlight reflecting off snow - simply, utterly, completely gorgeous! Your showcases this week have been nothing short of delightful! You and Uniko's release = magic!
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Jane said...

Sparklingly beautiful!

Laura B. said...

So beautiful!

mypapercraftworld said...

Breathtaking, Aimes, simply breathtaking! Anita (in France) :)

Melissa said...

Okay, you've seriously done a great job of enabling here. :) LOVE this card! White on white is a favorite of mine and this is absolutely beautiful!!!

Maureen said...

oh, this sparkly delight has my blingy heart beating fast, Duchess! I agree, no need for a sentiment as this card says "you're fabulous" all on its own, pure and simple ox

Craftyfield said...

White on white is so classic and elegant, those snowflakes are perfect!

sandie said...

Hi Aimes, hope you are o.k. This is a sparkly winner for me-CAS and sparkle, what else does a girl need! x

Sarah Gray said...

Love the sparkly snowflake - I must get some embossing paste straight away!

sandie said...

Aimes-I am on a DT for Nonni's Xmas challenge-your card would be perfect for this. Would love you to link up-Lynn and I are on the DT. Here is the link
http://korttikarkuri.blogspot.fi/2013/10/lets-get-inky-stamp-happy-christmas.html

Dorothy C. said...

Very pretty and sparkly! I really appreciate your Tips & Tricks - in this case the glitter on embossing paste. Thanks to Debby too.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh another yummy card from you Amy and love how you've used the snowflakes ... so classy x

Jeanne said...

You are so right - snowflakes and sparker just go together! Lovely cards with the new stuff.

Carole x said...

My Lovely comment is.....your card is lovely :) x

vickiscraft said...

Oooow stunning card Aimes, so sparkly!

Vicki x

Jayell said...

Simple but beautiful card. Love it.

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful card!!

Deborah Frings said...

White on white is always so elegant - your card is stunning. Love the sparkle!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous white-on-white card! I love all the texture and sparkle!

Debby Hughes said...

Sigh, so clean, so pure, so GORGEOUS!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous! Thanks.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the white on white and thanks for the tips, so helpful!

Iris said...

Beautiful white on white card - love the snowflake.
isoscia at aol dot com

loulou said...

Very elegant and totally gorgeous.

Neets B said...

Gorgeous, Aimes. White on white is so elegant. What a great release :)

Antonella said...

This is such a beautiful card. It is so hard when you are keeping the card all white, and I love your tips!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Gorgeous card - I love the elegant feel of white-on-white and your sparkly snowflakes are perfect ;)
Hope you have a good half term hols, Rx

Michelle said...

So beautiful! I love the white on white with sparkles!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, love the layered snowflake look!

Miriam Prantner said...

White and bright and sparkly, love it!

Carole said...

I adore this card! Simply beautiful but I am a fan of white on white. It is stunning.

Sue W said...

Gorgeous! Love the sparkle on this pretty snowflake!

Tracey Jean said...

absolutely loving the white on white...

Pauline said...

Love your sparkly snowflake, I haven't used embossing paste before, I may try it!

Kari V. said...

I love that sparkly snowflake! Darling card!

Wida said...

beautiful clean and timeless! like most of your creations actually!

Pamela said...

Need that embossing paste now! Love the sparkles!!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous!

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