Die Highlight: Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Dies A and B

by May Sukyong Park

Hi there, Altenew friends! Norine here with you today with some fun geometric die-cut cards! I got to use the recently released Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Dies A & B and love that they are beautiful when used together OR individually! I have two cards made using Cover Die A and one using both Cover Dies A and B. These cards are super quick and simple to make and would be some great options for assembly line holiday card making!

altenew sept1 stars 2Let's get started!

altenew sept3 stars 3For the first card, I used the positive die-cut from the Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Die A. I die cut a piece of 110 lb cardstock and left the negative pieces of 5 snowflake star arrangements in place. For a pleasingly random look, I made sure to select different rows for each star, both vertically and horizontally and I secured those pieces in place with some lightweight washi tape on the back.

altenew sept3 stars 5 1Using a fine-tipped liquid glue applicator, I adhered the die-cut to a pale blue card panel and adhered that to a white cardstock card base. I stamped the sentiment “warmest wishes” from the recently released Modern Poinsettia Stamp Set on matching blue cardstock, and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

altenew sept3 stars 4To keep this card simple, I cut out the sentiment strip, popped it up with a piece of foam adhesive, adhered that over top of a twist of silver embroidery thread, and added some silver rhinestones to the centers of the five snowflake stars. Bing, bang, boom, done!


Next up is the second card made using the negative portion of the Cover Die A die-cut.

altenew sept3 stars 11First, I die cut another piece of 110 lb cardstock and covered the back with a small sheet of Press ‘n' Seal to keep all the bitty pieces in place while I colored the front side with Altenew Artist Markers in the Glacier Caves Set. I chose 3 different shades of blue to color the sections, coloring in a particular pattern so that the finished card front has the appearance of an optical illusion.

altenew sept3 stars 12Once colored, I flipped the card panel over, removed the sticky wrap, and touched a tiny dot of glue to the back of each individual piece, including the tiny edge pieces. I laid the die-cut panel glue-side down onto a white cardstock card panel and pressed firmly to ensure adherence of every piece. Then, working slowly and carefully, I removed the actual die-cut outline leaving behind perfectly placed die-cut negatives that created a cool card front.

altenew sept3 stars 14I used the Persian Blue color of Glacier Caves Artist Marker Set to color another piece of white cardstock (the absolute best way to ensure a perfect color match!) and die cut a leafy branch from the Leaf Clusters Die Set. Then I stamped the word “thanks” from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set onto white cardstock using Persian Blue Crisp Dye Ink and heat embossed with some clear embossing powder. Next, I cut the word into a mini word strip and used foam tape to pop it up over the leaf die-cut. I added three color-matching enamel dots to complete this card.


Finally, I have a card that shows how beautifully the two dies and die-cuts work together!

altenew sept3 stars 7Very simply, I die cut one each of the Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Dies from white cardstock, then, as the name implies, I layered them together with dots of glue on each of the intersection points and along the four outside edges. I also die cut two snowflakes with the Layered Snowflakes Die set from white cardstock and layered them on top of the cover die-cuts.

altenew sept3 stars 8Next, I stamped “Season's Greetings” from the Bountiful Branch Stamp Set onto vellum paper and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I love how the vellum allows the sentiment to shine while partially concealing the die-cuts beneath it that could easily visually overwhelm if left unchecked.

altenew sept3 stars 9I glued the two stacked die-cut cover panels to a pale blue cardstock panel and before I glued all three layers to the front of a white card base, I wrapped the ends of the vellum sentiment strip around to the back of the triple layers of the card front. Finally, I added a few more silver rhinestones to the centers of three different stars and just like that, this card is finished!

Thank you so much for your visit today and enjoy the rest of your week!


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Henriëtte September 7, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Stunning cards Norine, love them all three. Gorgeous use of colours. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

Linda BL September 7, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for showing how versatile tnese dies can be. Very pretty.

barbara lassiter September 7, 2019 - 10:33 AM

All three cards are beautiful! However, the patience and care required to create the optical illusion card is impressive and the results are amazing! :)

Christine Pennington September 7, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Nicely done. My favorite is card one. ?

Maureen R September 7, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Wow!! Really Beautiful cards!!!

Guldara September 7, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Ahhh! Amazing cards! My favorite is the second one. I didn’t quite understand the process, I think I should try it. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Melanie Edwards September 7, 2019 - 3:23 PM

I love the card with the vellum sentiment – so classy looking.

Patt H. September 7, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Beautiful creations, Norine, especially the last one! Looks like Christmas to me!

Savannagh Kacey September 7, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Norine, your use of color and vellum is so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration

Greta H September 8, 2019 - 5:47 PM

LOVE these!

Nenette Madero September 8, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Absolutely stunning, Norine!!! I love them all!!!

Kristine Boydstun September 8, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful cards!

Beth September 9, 2019 - 9:50 AM

I can’t wait for my supplies to come in the mail so I can try these beautiful techniques!


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