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Distress Oxide Spray Snowflake card | SSS Snowflake Builder

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Hello everyone!! Thank you for joining me for Christmas in July!! This month I plan to focus on Christmas cards as I know there will be some great Christmas sales and because it sounded like a lot of fun!!

Let's jump into my first Christmas card! Now I know that these are not traditional Christmas colours but I LOVE pink and gold together and thought it would make a stunning Christmas card so bare with me. I recently picked up some Distress Oxide Sprays and I am having so much fun playing with them!! If you are Canadian like me give my ladies Jen and Judy some love (this is where I got my Oxide sprays) and they ship anywhere, free shipping over $100, Let them know I sent you their way if you do give their shop a look!!

I used my splat box to liberally spray Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Spray over the top 2/3 of my Canson Watercolour card stock, I also tossed in a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Spray for added interest. Now I will not be able to tell you how much I loved the Distress Oxide Sprays ... I created this background in minutes, the longest part was waiting for it to dry so that I could add my embossing on top! Normally I would work for about 20 minutes to create this much layering but this took me minutes... MINUTES!! I cannot explain how excited that makes me. I did add a little water on top with my Distress Sprayer to oxidize the sprays and create a little more visual texture.

Once the panel was completely dry I used my Mini Misti and the largest snowflake from the Simon Says Stamp Snowflake builder set to create my focal. I used an anti-static bag, some Versamark ink and Brutus Monroe's Glided Embossing Powder for a stunning gold embossed look, once both layers of my snowflake were embossed I also embossed my small sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set and added a Gold embossed detail all the way around the panel by lightly adding some Versamark ink to all the sides and sprinkling on the embossing powder then heat setting until smooth and melted.

I then attached my panel to a black matte cut to 1/8th of an inch smaller than my A2 card base with Nuvo Deluxe Glue and attached them both to my A2 card base. Then I could not resist adding some gems to the center of the snowflake and the longest parts of the snowflake, I urge you to check out the coordinating youtube video so that you can see how stunning this card really is as the photo does not do it justice at all. The video is linked below this post as well as a full supplies list right under the video.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait until I see you again next Monday for our next Christmas in July video !!


Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar

Distress Oxide Spray Tumbled Glass

Canson watercolour paper

Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Builder stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set

Splat Box

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Distress Sprayer

Mini Misti

Versamark Ink

Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Trimmer

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Ranger Ink Anti Static Powder bag

Embossing heat tool

Studio Katia Embellishment wand

Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals

Studio Katia Triangle Tray

Sequin container: (Amazon Canada)

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

100lb black cardstock (matte)

100lb white cardstock (base)

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