I love the Festive Flurries bundle in Stampin' Up's! Holiday Catalog. It's a beautiful set of snowflake stamps and a matching set of Framelits to cut them out. Here's an ornament we made at my recent Big Shot class -- I loved how a fellow demonstrator had used the Poetic Print embossing folder on a circle as the background to build the ornament on. A swipe of the Silver Encore ink after the pattern is embossed makes it really stand out on the Island Indigo card stock.
A couple of key things: I am going to share a video that shows how to make the 3-D white snowflake -- it's such a cool trick that involves scoring, folding and cutting out some of the middle so there is room to make it into a snowflake "rosette." Also -- notice how the ends on our silver ribbon curl. I noticed that it has a natural curl that you can enhance using scissors just like you do with curling ribbon. Use a light touch and be sure to curl in the direction that it already wants to curl.
One more tip before the video. Because the 3-d snowflake trick involves scoring from point to the opposite point on the die cut snowflake, I used a silver Sharpie to mark little dashes on one row of my Simply Scored. That makes it so easy to line up the opposite points and know they are both pointing at the same track as you score. And I have the snowflake face up in this photo, but I score with it wrong-side down -- so on the non-heat embossed side of the ornament.
Added tips: Based on a question left in a comment I wanted to share these tips. Just the white snowflake is scored and folded -- then the middle cut out of that one. I like to punch out a small circle of card stock -- squirt some hot glue on that and then squeeze the rosette and hold it in the glue until it hardens -- which is pretty quick. You can shape it while it's drying. Then I used hot glue to put all the layers together. I have found that mini glue dots seemed to hold the embellishment on (the silver Frosted Finishes embellishment). Sometimes hot glue on a metal object can pop off when cool.
Now here's the video that shows how easy this is to make.
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