Monday, November 10, 2014

Frosty Snowflake Ornaments

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. We were away on a little holiday last week in a national park and saw lots of wildlife. It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is up, focusing on ornaments. You can, for example, make an actual ornament, stamp something ornamental or be inspired by an ornament.
I like to make my own Christmas ornaments and snowflakes are one of my favourite shapes, so I combined the two here. The big snowflakes were die cut from grungeboard with Tim Holtz new Layered Snowflake die. The smaller ones were die cut with the Stacked Snowflake die.

I made three snowflake ornaments and they can hang in a tree, or maybe in a window. They were painted with different shades of blue and teal Distress Paint.

The Layered Snowflakes were embossed in the coordinating folder, that comes with the die. I painted them in shades of blue. When the blue was dry, they were dry brushed with white paint, most of the paint gets stuck to the embossed parts. I sanded them slightly and inked with Gathered Twigs.

To add a lot of twinkle, I coated the snowflakes with a thin layer of Glossy Accents and covered them with Rock Candy Distress Glitter. They were painted and glittered on both the front and the back.

They were finished with some Chit Chat stickers.

Here you can maybe see the embossed pattern a little better. You can hang as many or as few snowflakes you want together - or perhaps make a banner with them instead.
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Thank you for stopping by today!!
Happy crafting!
Surfaces: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Grungeboard
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Glitter: Ranger Distress Glitter: Rock Candy
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, Snowflake Adornments


  1. Lovely snowflake ornaments, a great idea.

  2. Your snowflake ornaments are beautiful, I love these new snowflake dies too and have been making stacked snowflake ornaments - Mr Holtz really did a wonderful job releasing these! Anne x

  3. Love love love all the shimmer!! So cool :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. I never thought about sprinkling glitter over glossy accents, the effect is amazing! (I learn something new every day, thanks to bloggers like you.) These would look pretty hanging from a ceiling light for a chandelier-type effect. Just lovely!

  5. Grungy, sparkly, and festive! Love them!

  6. Oh my Anna-Karin, what a collection of gorgeousness! Love all the sparkly detail!

  7. These are beautiful! I love all the texture you added on them!

  8. gorgeous snowflakes - love the colors and texture

  9. what a beautiful creation! it reminds me of the the fresh snow ^.^

  10. Love all these gorgeous snowflakes! The textures and colors are wonderful. :)

  11. This die is one of my fav! your sparkly interpretation is so beautiful!!!! barbarayaya

  12. So pretty, Anna-Karin! love the snowflakes! The glittery effect is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Beautiful snowflakes! The colours are very pretty. I love all the shimmer and sparkle.
    We have the real thing here today...and lots of it! The sun came out and it's a winter wonderland today.

  14. These are gorgeous! I could see them hanging in the windows as the would be beautiful from the inside and out!

  15. These are stunning! They are both simple, yet so elegant. I love the glitter and the little words you attached. I would love a house full of these for the holidays!

  16. I adore these snowflakes and you've made such wonderful ornaments to showcase them perfectly! Absolutely stunning, Anna-Karin! :)

  17. So pretty! These snowflakes remind me of similar ones that my Grandmother used to have. I'd forgotten all about them until I saw your post. Thanks for a lovely memory as well as an inspiring project.


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