‘Tis the Season for letting your crafty side shine, and we’re here to share with you today how to create snowflakes using your IMAGINE Crafts’ supplies. These snowflakes are so easy to make that the entire family can join in the fun!
Die cutting Vertigo through your die cutting machine is very simple, just think of it as heavier weight cardstock. The key to getting nice, clean edges that pop out of the dies with no problems is to use the manufacturer’s metal shim plate.
Adding color to Vertigo is so simple! For our snowflakes, we applied StazOn colors using an InkBlusher. You can also use any pigment ink like Brilliance, Delicata, Memento Luxe, VersaFine or VersaColor for coloring Vertigo. For more dramatic effects, try using embossing powder with stamped images since the Vertigo will hold up to heat!
Another way to add texture and color to Vertigo is to use one of IMAGINE Crafts’ texture sprays like GooseBumps or irRESISTible. When sprayed in light coats, these texture sprays will dry quickly on the Vertigo and are permanent once dry.
Here’s some ideas to get you inspired for creating your own snowflakes to use as ornaments, card embellishments and more for the Holidays. We’re using Spellbinders’ dies for creating our snowflakes.
The larger snowflake (base) was colored with a base coat of StazOn Azure, then highlighted with StazOn Midnight Blue on the backside. On the front side, GooseBumps Shimmer was sprayed on thick to give a “icy” texture to the snowflake. The small white dot embellishments were made with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress. The smaller snowflake in the middle shows the Vertigo Tilted pattern, held down with a glue dot.
Vertigo Taffeta was used for this layered snowflake. The base was quickly inked with StazOn Teal Blue. The top snowflake was lightly sprayed with irRESISTible Bahama Blue texture spray.
This dramatic snowflake has a “plain” Vertigo Prism backing. The front snowflake was inked with StazOn Midnight Blue on the back side of the Vertigo, then sprayed with irRESISTible Wedding Dress on the front.
We hop that we’ve given you some inspiration to create your own ornaments – and we’d love for you to share your ornaments that you’ve created using IMAGINE Crafts supplies. Share your link in the comment section below for everyone to see!