Layered Snowflake Christmas Card

25th November, 2014

Hello. I’ve spent another weekend preparing for Christmas, which probably seems a little enthusiastic to some, but for me this year is necessary. Road trips to the UK and France, visits to friends and family, shopping, house guests, crafting, Christmas! The to do list is endless… I actually have a list of lists I still need to make!

Layered Snowflake Christmas Card
With that in mind, I’ve been so grateful for all the festive challenges in the blogosphere. They’ve encouraged and inspired me to get going early this year, which has been so helpful. Today’s card has been inspired by 2 challenges in particular, Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 and Scrapdeco Christmas card challenge.

I made a tag for this month’s 12 tags of 2014 at the beginning of the month and I used the same design for this card. I incorporated the techniques from this month’s 12 tags and Scrapdeco Maura’s pleated card challenge, to create this card.

Tim Holtz Paper Snowflake Die
I covered a snowflake from the new paper snowflakes die with brushed pewter distress paint and allowed to air dry. I then dropped alcohol ink on top, letting the ink wick unevenly. Once dry I dabbed a little gathered twigs distress ink on to give a gold tinge.

Tim Holtz Paper Snowflake Die
This started out as an experiment with distress products, but I’m really pleased with the results and I love the metallic foiled look.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Dies
I was trying out my new alphanumeric die set, which I used to create the “snow” word band on the front of my card. I cut a stencil using the alphanumeric dies and covered the back of the die cut with brushed pewter distress paint, allowing to partially dry. Whilst still wet enough for paint to transfer but not splodge, place paint side down onto white card and with a piece of paper over the top, gently rub over the entire word band. Then remove paper, peel away stencil and you’re left with a stencil transfer. I am going to have SO much fun with these dies!

Layered Snowflake Christmas Card
Thanks for stopping by my blog and don’t forget to check out the following challenges:

Tim Holtz – 12 Tags of 2014 November
Scrapdeco – Christmas Card Challenge
Inspiration Emporium – Happy Holidays


supplies: tim holtz; manilla cardstock/corrugated cardboard/distress glitter (clear rock candy)/alcohol ink (cloudy blue)/distress ink (tumbled glass, gathered twigs)/distress paint (picket fence, tumbled glass, stormy sky, weathered wood, salty ocean, faded jeans, iced spruce, brushed pewter)/idea-ology (snowflake adornments)/dies (layered snowflake, holiday word script, paper snowflakes)/tools(sanding block, mini blending tool)
other: embossing ink/glossy accents/glue n seal/sticky powder/heat tool


  1. This is soooo pretty! Great wicking on the alcohol ink too.

  2. Anne R says:

    Love your gorgeous creation, the snowflake is just stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal for our Happy Holidays Challenge. Anne x

  3. i love this snowflake mixed media piece. really lovely. I like it better than tim’s leaf one lol πŸ˜‰

  4. Beauuuuutiful card! Your snowflake is DIVINE! Karen.x

  5. paula says:


  6. Helen Allen says:

    Amazing Zoe – I love your take on this months tag!

  7. Anne R says:

    Well done on your win Zoe!! Anne x

  8. Your card take with the snowflake is just uber gorgeous! Congrats on your win!!!

  9. Brenda Brown says:

    Such a beautiful card and a lovely design with the layered snowflake, it looks so cool. Congrats on your win with Tim xx

  10. Really beautifulTag! Congrats on your win! πŸ™‚

  11. Georgie says:

    Congrats on your win xx

  12. Awesome tag, superb win! SO pleased for you Zoe! Jenny x

  13. kim says:

    I love your snowflake! It is so pretty, wonderful take on Tim’s tag! Congratz on your win!~kim

  14. Wow! I can see why Tim picked your tag for a winner! It’s so beautiful! Great job and CONGRATULATIONS!

  15. Yvonne Blair says:

    Beautiful card…love how you used Tim’s techniques! Congrats on the win!

  16. tammy says:

    Stunning..Congratulations on your win.

  17. Sensational piece of work. I really love the alcohol inks on the metallic distress paint! Congratulations on your win!


  18. Cheryl Kotowski says:

    Hi, Zoe. I have purchased these dies and embossing folder because of your cards/tags. I have so far made two cards, with rave reviews. (They’re not as nice as yours!) My question is whether you have posted a written explanation somewhere of the set-by-step process of the various layers of the Layered Snowflake Christmas Card or the similar tag. I can’t figure out how to get that glued-torn effect of the white paper over the corrugated board. Did you put a layer of the embossed flake in between the corrugated board and the top white paper that the snowflake has been cut out of? I hope you read this and respond.

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