Intricate Die-cut Inlay Winter Card


Merry Christmas Eve and happy holidays to those of you who celebrate other things! How on earth is it already December 25th tomorrow? It seems like this year has flown by!

This time of year is typically busy for everyone, and I must admit, I did not get hardly any holiday cards made this year. I’m not pointing fingers (cough….cough…….), but my timing this year was a bit skewed!

Anyways, this intricate snowflake card is a bit time consuming, but my dies are pretty detailed and I had some glue issues. It’s definitely do-able, but if you are going to be making cards for over 10 people, I might choose a simpler design…unless you start making them in May, which I might have to do next year!


Supplies I used are on the bottom of the post, let’s get to it!

I first cut a card base from white cardstock, about 4 1/4″ x 6″, scored and folded it. For the panel I used a piece of bristol paper to ink blend some distress oxide. I am loving how bristol paper takes distress ink, which I know is old news if you’re watching YouTube as much as I am these days, but I am still impressed by how smooth it is!

I concentrated the color on the top corner of the card, fading it out into white near the bottom of the panel. Then I heat set the panel, and gave it a mist with some shimmer spray, and let it dry.


On the back of the panel I used a Stick It adhesive sheet so when I die-cut the snowflakes, they would have a sticky backing.

I then took some snowflake dies (and I can’t remember where I got them or the brand…sorry!), placed them on the lighter blended background, and ran them through the Sizzix. I cut out an extra set of snowflakes on some scrap paper as well to help place them later.

On another panel of cardstock, I smushed the distress oxide ink pad right onto the paper to give a matching solid color, heat set this, and cut it to fit the card size. This panel wet behind the lighter one, and i stuck the two together, leaving the snowflakes on the side.

Then I used my scrap paper snowflakes and put them in the negative space on the card panel. Using them as a guide to fit my sticky die-cuts perfectly in the spaces. A jewel picker and craft knife were handy to place all those tiny pieces in!

The darker distress oxide smushed panel is behind the die-cut panel

After piecing together the snowflakes, I white heat embossed a sentiment onto some heavy vellum (40lb), and placed it on the bottom of the panel. Then it was time to adhere the panel to the card base, and add some sparkley Stickles to the front.


After drying, this one was done! It’s such an elegant card, and I really hope that the remaining colors of distress oxides are released this year, as Shaded Lilac would be great with this card!

Intricate Die-cut Inlay Winter Card


That’s all for today! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and I’ll be back soon with some more fun cards! As always, please like, comment and subscribe!



Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80lb

Strathmore Bristol Paper

Distress Oxide in Iced Spruce

Stickles in Star Dust

Sentiment from: the Simon Says Stamp “Big Scripty Greetings Holiday” set

Shimmer Mist: Tattered Angels in Marshmallow

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