Snowflakes that Won’t Melt

Hi readers! Happy Saturday! Have you ever looked at a snowflake? I mean really closely? The detail and uniqueness is incredible for those 2 seconds you can look at it before it melts in your hand!!  Today on the blog, we asked for some help on how to make some of these beauties that won’t melt! With the help of some lovely Penny Black dies, I think we did just that! Check it out and enjoy!

Gather your glitters, shimmers and gems as Elizabeth Allan shares how she made these one-of-a-kind, non-melting snowflakes.

Snowflakes

By layering Penny Black’s Creative Dies Gossamer and Crystal Trio, eye-capturing dimension is seen on BOTH sides of the snowflakes. The secret is in the symmetrical designs!

Let’s make some snowflakes…

Gossamer

1) Die cut Gossamer 10 times from white cardstock. Leave 4 of the die cuts in their original full design and trim the remaining 6 to create the center star portion.
2) Using Gel Medium as an adhesive, align and glue two full snowflakes together (back to front). Repeat with the remaining two full snowflakes.
3) Align the two completed sets of snowflakes and glue back to back. Tip/Hint: Insert fishing line between the two layers if a hanging mechanism is desired.
4) Apply Duo Embellishing Adhesive with a paintbrush to the front of the design and let dry until clear and tacky. Sprinkle with glitter and tap off excess. Repeat on the other side.
5) Align and glue 3 of the smaller star portions: back to front then back to front. Repeat again with the remaining 3 pieces.
6) Align and attach the small stars portions (one to each side of the design) with Power Adhesive Tabs. Apply glitter as outlined in Step 4.
7) Accent the snowflake with crystal gemstones.

Crystal-Trio

1) Die cut the largest snowflake in Crystal Trio 4 times and the smaller snowflake 6 times from white cardstock.
2) Using Gel Medium as an adhesive, align and glue two full snowflakes together (back to front). Repeat with the remaining two full snowflakes.
3) Align the two completed sets of snowflakes and glue back to back. Tip/Hint: Insert fishing line between the two layers if a hanging mechanism is desired.
4) Pounce the front of the snowflake with VersaMark Watermark Ink and apply Pearlescent Blue PanPastel with a small sponge. Spray with a fixative. Tip/Hint: Aerosol hairspray is a great fixative alternative. Repeat on the other side.
5) Align and glue 3 of the smaller star portions: back to front then back to front. Repeat again with the remaining 3 pieces.
6) Pounce the front of the smaller snowflake with VersaMark Watermark Ink and apply White Fine Pearl Medium PanPastel with a small sponge. Spray with a fixative. Repeat with the second set of small snowflakes.
7) Align and attach the small snowflake portions (one to each side of the design) with Power Adhesive Tabs.
8) Accent the snowflake with crystal gemstones.

Snowflake-Pair-Photo

For design variations, have fun experimenting with colored cardstocks, a dazzling array of glitters and the new pearlescent PanPastels.

Endless possibilities from present toppers to ornaments to window card embellishments!

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Elizabeth for being our guest!

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  1. What a great idea!!! I’ll have to get all my snowflakes out and see which ones will combine as beautifully as yours did! Thanks for sharing a fabulous idea!

  2. I love the snowflakes. Awesome dies! Penny Black is one of my very FAVE’s!
    Thanks for sharing with us and for the instructions too!

  3. Love these amazing snowflakes. Sure much fancier than the ones we used to make folding & cutting typing paper. Yes, I just dated myself. : )

  4. Love these snowflakes! I have never seen a real one close up (i live in Australia) but hope to soon as we are off to the US on holiday.

  5. I luv these snowflakes too. I don’t think anyone can get too many either of different kinds. Now this I would luv to win like everyone else but we all can not win. But good luck everyone! Have a blessed day!

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