This Layered Snowflake Card looks complex. It really isn’t. It was hard to design, but I already did that for you. But it does impress everyone that receives it. The layers create a feeling of dimension and depth.
The layers are separated by foam tape giving it that appearance of depth. Make this card for someone special. The card fits into an A7 envelope for mailing but if you want to make your own, you can with my video tutorial on making your own envelopes.
You will need:
- Cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- Silver pen
- Foam Tape
- Download File
This snowflake layered card was done in light blue and gold foil paper to give it extra bling. The base card needs to be fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. or higher) and it does need too be two sided. That said, I used a pretty patterned paper on the inside with a white back because white is a color too and went well behind the snow layer of the front of the card. I tried patterns on the other layers and they didn’t really work.
Cutting the Snowflake Layered card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a silver gel pen. You could also use the new foil kit from Cricut. That would look lovely.
Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used one of my own fonts called CMV Polka Dot because it fills in. You can find out more about fill in fonts here.
Some of the pieces are very thin. Be careful when removing them from the mat. They tear easily.
Assembling the Snowflake Layered Card
First re-crease the fold. Then, using foam tape, layer the front of the card and put it together. The pictures are from a similar card I made from Halloween. The layers look like this:
Attach the layers together with foam tape between them except for the gold piece behind the church. It is glued to the back of the church with regular liquid glue. I did it the other way and it looked funny.
Assemble the snowflake on the inside with liquid glue and attack it to the inside.
The Snowflake Layered Card with the aperture on the front is done. See that wasn’t hard. Remember it fits in an A7 envelope.
Christians have not always celebrated Christmas on December 25
- Christians have been celebrating Jesus’ birth on December 25 since at least the early fourth century. The first evidence of its observance is in Rome in 336 CE.
- The earliest Christians do not appear to have commemorated the nativity of Christ, but only the baptism and resurrection of Christ and the deaths of the martyrs.
- In fact, some early Christians, most notably Origen of Alexandria, strongly opposed the celebration of Christ’s birth.
- Attempts to determine Jesus’ date of birth began early. By the close of the second century, numerous dates had been advanced, including May 20, April 18, April 19, May 28, January 2, November 17, November 20, March 21 and March 25.