Friday, December 12, 2008
The picture really doesn't do this justice. The snowflake is the cut using my Sizzix Big Shot and the Snowflake #2 die. To make it, I took a piece of cardboard backing (like you find at the end of a legal pad of paper). Then I cut 2 pieces of designer series paper, here from the Frosty Day DSP in Stampin' Up!'s holiday mini catalog, and ran them through my Xyron machine to adhere adhesive to one side. I made a "sandwich" of sorts with a piece of paper, the cardboard, and another piece of paper. When this was done, I ran the "sandwich" through my Big Shot to make a snowflake that is 2 sided and perfectly aligned.
To finish the ornament off, I used some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make it sparkle and added a half-pearl (from the Pretties kit) to the center using a mini-glue dot. It's hung using silver elastic cord (also found in the holiday mini catalog) tied around the top.