Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be here today with a fun Christmas tutorial. At this time of the year, I am often busy making Christmas gifts and this panel will be one of them and it is going to someone who I know really appreciates a handmade gift.

 Unlike some of my other winter projects, which often include a bit of blue and/or turquoise, I decided to go with red, white and a little pink here. It is always fun working mainly with shades of one color, and you could easily do the same project in blue, green, brown or purple. The Simon Says Stamp Comfort & Joy stamp set is gorgeous, and I especially love the finely detailed snowflakes. You can make very many different types of Christmas projects using only this one stamp set.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging

1. Start by white embossing snowflakes all over a piece of watercolor paper. Mine was 6 x 9.5 in, but any size will work and the design can easily be turned into a card or a tag.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
2. Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet and mist with water. Press the paper into the ink and repeat if you want darker colors. In the end, I sprayed Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain on the sheet and pressed my sheet into the ink, to get a darker shade of red.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
3. Die cut four snowflakes from watercolor paper. I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Flurry 3, Flurry 4 and Ice Flake dies, and the SSS Kinley Snowflake.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
4. Cover them with embossing ink and emboss with three different powders: Ranger’s Mixed Media Scarlet, Pink Peony, and SSS white powder. Be careful not to burn yourself and don’t touch the melted powder until it has cooled down completely.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
5. Adhere a piece of silver Sizzix Foil Adhesive Sheets to cardstock. Cut and emboss (the folder does both in one go) in the Mini Scallop 3D Impresslits. Ink with Cranberry and Poppyfield alcohol ink, using an ink blending tool with a piece of felt.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
6. I also colored Gumdrop Hearts with the alcohol ink. Just add a drop to the heart.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
7. The watercolor paper was glued to Little Sizzles Mat Board to give it stability. I also sanded a bunch of Christmas Quote Chips and glued them to the background.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging

8. Rub white paint into the words on the Christmas Quote Token, so that they are more visible. Glue a bauble at the top.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
9. Layer the snowflakes on top of the embossed metal, and glue them with Distress Matte Medium. Add a larger bauble to the center.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
10. I love the look of the different embossing powders. Don’t worry if the embossing isn’t perfect since it just adds to the look.

Snowflake Christmas Wall-Hanging
11. It is easy to transform metallic surfaces with alcohol ink, and using two colors gives this embossed piece an interesting look.

I hope this tutorial inspired you in your Christmas/winter crafting and to try to combine shades of red and pink. It is really a lot of fun and gives a great result.

Thank you so much for looking!
Happy Christmas crafting!
Anna-Karin

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Tim Holtz Sizzix ICE FLAKE Thinlits…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 4 Thinlits…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FLURRY 3 Thinlits…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WORN…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink CRANBERRY…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder…
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Ranger SCARLET Mixed Media Powder…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology GUMDROP HEARTS…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Anna-Karin for being our guest!

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  1. Oh wow, this is the coolest project I’ve seen! I love the various shades of red and the pink along with the white, fabulous combination. I’m sure the luck recipient will cherish this for years. Thank you for sharing it and for the amazing inspiration, I can’t wait to try something like this. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  2. I just love your beautiful wall hanging. I was disappointed not to have a video to watch, as that is my favourite – watching, listening and learning. I’m afraid I don’t do so well just reading about things. However, this is fabulous and I thank you so much for creating it and sharing with us. Stunning!

  3. Hi thanks for the tutorial. I’m just wondering what the difference is, if any, between the regular ranger embossing powder and the mixed media powder?

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