I realized I haven’t done a coloring with paper project lately. So I made some snowflakes. Coloring with paper is a techniques that I saw someone do with dies and I addapted it for the cricut. It seems to have caught on because Sara Davies from Crafters Companion was doing it (with dies) on the last HSN Craft Day in November.
The basics are explained here. Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the snowflakes SVG File(all three are in the zip file). The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.
Cut the outline from black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller than 4 or 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin. This makes the snowflakes a good size for embellishments on cards and scrapbook pages.
Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.
Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. You will have to cut several versions, one for each color you want in the snowflake. You can use glitter paper, foil paper, plain or patterned paper. Just fill them in however you want.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Start placing the various pieces on the snowflakes with the tweezers.
DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS
When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure. Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard. Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.
Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.
Use the snowflakes as you like. THey work as embellishments on scrapbook pages or cards.