Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter Wishes - Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

It's my first official post as a Design Team member with Emerald Creek  and if working with this amazing team and company couldn't get any better, I found out that the next Emerald Creek Dares Challenge is all about Christmas.  With knowing the challenge is all about Christmas, I knew it was going to be right up my alley.  Christmas is one of my most favourite times of the year as you are able to spend time with family and friends and create new traditions. So sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy learning how I created.

To get my embossed snowflakes, I ran two snowflakes out of black cardstock, using the paper snowflakes die set and then ran them through my Big Shot. Once they were run through, I took my Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink and covered the entire surface of both snowflakes.

Once the snowflakes were covered with embossing ink, I used the Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder and sprinkled it over top of each of the snowflakes. Make sure that the entire surface of both  snowflake die-cuts are covered in embossing powder. 

Once the snowflakes are covered in embossing powder, emboss both snowflakes with a heat tool.  Once the snowflakes are embossed, adhere the two snowflakes together in the middle using a glue dot. Once the paper snowflakes are adhered together, add a glue dot to the Victorian Snowflake and adhere to the middle of the top paper snowflake. Set the snowflakes aside once they are together. 

To add the Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder  to the edges of the white and black cardstock, ink around your edges using the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder.  

Once the edges are marked with the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink, sprinkle Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder around the edges. Tap off the extra. If there is more embossing powder on one side of the paper then the other, that is what gives the edges a unique look. Repeat this for both black cardstock pieces.
Once the embossing powder has been tapped off, emboss the edges with a heat tool. Repeat this for both black cardstock pieces. 

To finish off the card I needed a sentiment, so I inked up the Warmest Wishes stamp with the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Once inked, stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp onto the vellum piece. 

Sprinkle the Onyx Frost Embossing Powder  over top of the Winter Wishes stamped image. Tap off the excess and then emboss with a heat tool. 

To finish the sentiment off, on the right side of the vellum piece I turned it into a banner to give the saying a bit more detail as well as adding a Mini Victorian Snowflake charm to the left hand side of the saying.  Once I was done with the sentiment, I attached all of my layers together on the cardbase. To give the snowflake die cuts some dimension, I foam squared them. The best way the adhere the vellum banner is to use glue dots. 

Here is my Warmest Wishes Card finished

Supplies Used: Emerald Creek - Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder, Onyx Embossing Powder, Victorian Snowflake Charms & Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms, Bazzill Cardstock - White, Black & Vellum, American Crafts - Silver Glitter Paper, Ranger/Tim Holtz - Distress Embossing Ink, Sizzix/Tim Holtz Die - Paper Snowflakes.

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Don't forget to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!

Until Next Time!


  1. Stunning! The layered snowflake is beautiful and perfect with the charm!

  2. Beautiful card - love the fabulous snowflake and the perfect charm addition! Have a great weekend.

  3. Katelyn, what a beautiful winter holiday card! I love those snowflakes and those tiny snowflake charms are adorable! Hugs! Congratulations on your first Design Team post--well done! Hugs!

  4. Beautiful!!! Love the layered snowflake!

  5. Your card is soooo sooo pretty with all that yummy soft fallen snow powder. What a stunning holiday card. Great festive inspiration!

  6. what a beautiful card!!!! i love your snowflake(s)!!!! i so need to get my hands on some of that embossing powder!!!!

  7. Congrats on your first DT post! You sure came out with a bang! This card is gorgeous and so yummy! Wowzers design and all that embossing is fantabulous! Those snowflakes are wonderous and magical. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  8. Beautiful Katelyn, what a gorgeous project for your debut as a design team member at Emerald Creek Dares, congratulations! Love how you made the snowflakes from the black cardstock and then embossed them with the snow powder, never would have thought to do that and they look amazing. Thanks for sharing this great project, Deb xo

  9. This is so beautiful, Katelyn! What great design and glitter!

  10. Fantastic layered snowflake, and I love how the sparkle is echoed in the frame.
    Alison x