Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Large Winter Snowflake Made With The Rococo Christmas Tree

Today's card is a little different.  When I look at a die I don't just see it for what it is, all dies have so much potential so when I was looking at the beautiful Christmas Tree in the Rococo range of dies from Tonic Studios, to me it looked a lot like a point of a snowflake so that's what I made it into!

As the Rococo Tree was going to be quite sizable when it was pieced together as a snowflake, I knew I needed an 8" x 8" card but as I wanted to use the new Gallant Gate as a header die I trimmed my A4 card down to 8" in width but when I turned my card, I only made a pencil line either end to mark the 8" line as this would be where I would be placing my Gallant Gate pattern die.

This took a few passes to cut as it was in the middle of the mat which isn't the best place for cutting, I even had to shim the very centre but it came out cleanly in the end, just remember to stick the die down really well with repositionable tape so that you can take it out of the machine and have a good look at it.  Line up the outer cutting edge die and run it back through.  This will form the front of your card.  For the back of your card you need to trim another sheet of A4 card down to 8" wide, turn and score at 8" again, fold this score line, cover the front short flap with double sided tape and line up and stick your card front to it.

I die cut four Envelope Dies to use as corners and glued these in place.  I then die cut the largest Threaded Scalloped Square in shiny silver mirri as its for a christmas card and layered with the matching blue card that I used for the base.  These were stuck in place centrally but on the diagonal as a base for the snowflake.

For the snowflake itself, I die cut six Rococo Christmas Trees in plain white card and glued them together, in pairs, with the 'pot' slightly overlapping.  I layered these three pairs as evenly as I could and glued them in place.  I had tiny 3d foam pads and stuck them to the snowflake so they couldn't be seen and layered this onto my base card.  I punched two tiny snowflakes and stuck these to the centre of my large snowflake to cover the joins.  I added some tiny blingy clear gems for a hint of sparkle.

I hope you like it,
Karen x


  1. Smashing idea to use the die as a snowflake Karen. It's very effective and makes a stunning card. x

    1. Thanks Edna, these dies can be anything we want them to be :) so versatile x

  2. Well done your designes are fab x


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