Double Emboss a Snowflake for a Holiday Card to Impress

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How to Emboss a Snowflake for a Holiday Card by Jowilna Nolte

Every year I long for a white Christmas because I love the imagery of the snowflake! I created this little snowy holiday card using a beautiful snowflake die cut image and my new favorite blue shimmery ink – Delicata Sapphire Blue. Take a look how I created these gorgeous effects using inks and embossing powders for a snowy winter wonderland effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Die cut two snowflake images out of smooth white cardstock using your die cutting machine.

Step 2

Ink the snowflakes using the direct-to-paper technique with your Sapphire Blue Delicata inkpad.

Step 3

While the Delicata ink is still wet, sprinkle the edges of the snowflake with light blue color embossing powder and the remainder of the die-cut with clear embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder using your heat gun until fully melted.

Step 4

Leave the image to cool down, then ink again with VersaMark in Champagne. Sprinkle the inked surface with Sparkle embossing powder and heat set until fully melted.

Step 5

The layers of embossing powder create a beautiful effect, but the glitter powder on top makes it sparkle and shimmer. The light blue embossing powders seem to float inside the clear embossing powder creating a stunning effect.

Step 6

Layer the two snowflakes on top of each other over a stamped and inked background. Adhere three buttons on top of each other using GlazOn. Add a layer of GlazOn over all the buttons and sprinkle with clear tinsel. Add diamanté and beads and leave to dry.

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  • Cardstock – White
  • Decorative paper – Seasons Greetings
  • Couture Creations – Snowflake Die
  • Embossing powder – light blue
  • Die cut machine
  • Buttons
  • Diamante
  • Clear Tinsel

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