Snowflake Christmas Card

There's always a flurry of activities between Thanksgiving and Christmas—shopping, parties, gift wrapping, Christmas cards. But this year I'm ahead of the game, if only on one item on that list—my Christmas cards. I've been thinking about the design for quite a while.

Since this summer, actually. I live in Ohio where we have brisk autumns that move into cold winters. I like to do my handmade paper making outside, so I try to make lots of paper during the spring and summer fair-weather months. I made the papers for this snowflake Christmas card way back in May or June using these basic papermaking instructions.

Since I knew I'd be using these papers for Christmas, I was sure to include plenty of metallics and sparkles along with botanicals. I had the pastel color palette in mind when I selected my tissue tints to color the papers.

I used a variety of Sizzix snowflake dies to cut the individual snowflakes, then layered the four snowflakes on the card base. Last step was to embellish the tips of the snowflakes with Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.

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You can see more projects on my Create & Craft blog.