We had the first white Christmas in many years here in East Texas. In honor of the event I created this snowflake tray. I started with a raw wood tray that I got at Hobby Lobby. I gave it a coat of blue paint.
Next, I cut snowflakes of various sizes from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge and glued them down in a random pattern.
Something I’ve wanted to try is embossing on wood. I haven’t done much embossing at all so I didn’t know if it was possible, but I thought I’d try it on this project. I did a practice stamp on the raw wood of the bottom of the tray. It worked pretty much like embossing does on paper except the ink bled into the wood grain slightly. Not to be daunted, I decided to try again. After I painted the tray and glued on the snowflakes I tried embossing again. I figured that after the wood was painted, it would be sealed and take care of the bleeding problem. I was right.
|Embossed Snowflakes on either side of Winter Woodland Cricut cut|
Using a winter stamp set from the $1.00 bin at Michael’s, I stamped snowflakes with clear embossing ink. I sprinkled white Zing! Embossing powder by American Crafts on part of the flakes and Stampendous! Transparent Star Dust over the rest of the snowflakes. I love watching the embossing powder heat up and make it's transition from powder to a glossy image. It's like magic. As you can see in the photograph above the white Zing! stands out better, but I like the sparkly quality of the Star Dust powder too. Which one do you like?
|The Finished Tray|
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