Wednesday, June 9, 2021

CCC Butterfly Snowflake

 Hi there! Hope you are all doing well? Things here are improving. Getting out and about and although we can go into stores without masks, we're keeping ours on for the time being. It feels so good to have things open up a bit. 

I've been getting out to do activities with some of my Master Gardener friends - nice to be interacting with other humans again!

My June header is the first Monarch I've seen this year. It was visiting  my Waystation, though I didn't find any eggs.

My card today is for the Christmas Craft Creations Design Team. Our theme this month is Heat Embossing. I hope you will play along with us in the challenge, I chose to emboss with different powders through a homemade stencil.

I had a piece of card that I must have die cut, when I was making my Christmas cards last year, which had obviously been used for stenciling before, so instead of putting colored inks through the "stencil", I used Versamark ink on to white glossy cardstock. (I used my embossing buddy over the cardstock first). 

Then I chose 4 blue/silver embossing powders to sprinkle on one at a time, in different areas of the sticky snowflake. I started with Silver Detail. 

Once I had finished applying all four embossing powders, I heat embossed and there was one little bit that wasn't clear on the left hand side. So I replaced the stencil and used the Versamarker pen and added a little more ink and embossing powder to that area. It was quickly heat embossed.

I looked for a sentiment and finally found one that was perfect for me! It was from an old Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Winter Swirl! You know how I love my butterflies!

 I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Paradise and then heat embossed with Clear Detail.

I found a blue frame that worked perfectly size wise and I used strips of mounting tape to add it around the sparkly snowflake and sentiment. A piece of silver thread was tied to the spine of the card to finish it off. Below are the products that I used in my project:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Swirl Stamp Set

Snowflake Stencil

Versafine Clair Paradise Ink pad

Versamark Ink pad


Embossing powders:

Silver Detail, Silver Lightning, 

Blue Silver, Electric Blue, and Clear Detail

Strip mounting tape

Silver Thread

I hope I have inspired you to come join in the fun of Heat Embossing, over at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge?

Till next time, stay safe!



  1. Beautiful clean design Shona, love all the colours you used with your stencil and that is the perfect sentiment!
    Glad things are improving for you- it is easier here too- we still need to wear masks to go inside shops etc at the moment- we'll see what June 21st brings...

  2. What a great homemade stencil. Lovely card with all the heat embossing. X

  3. Very pretty card Shona and of course I love all the sparkle and shine you have created! Fabulous blog header too, I need lessons on how to create a header LOL!

  4. What a great use of EPs and "stencils", Shona! I always love that you take photos of your creative process. I can hear your lilting voice saying, "now do...." LOL Loving this artsy snowflake! hugs, de

  5. Gosh Shona, what a lovley idea and result also. A Great card.
    Faith x

  6. What a beautiful snowflake card design. I love the embossing too!

  7. Gorgeous snowflake Shona. Love the result with the different embossing powders. Sure is 'sparkly'


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!