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Video: Snowfall Background

Hi there. Fall has arrived and it’s time to start cranking out some holiday cards! Today’s video shares how to add a fun snowfall background to your card. Oh – and I also show how I fixed a few mistakes along the way.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

To create this happy card, I masked off three sides of a top folding note card and applied dots of Matte Multi Medium right along the edge of the mask working my way down the card to create a snowfall scene. While the adhesive was still wet, I shook on some Prills. Prills are a new-to-me and they are similar to microbeads. There are a variety of sizes in each jar and come in many different color combinations. I used the pearl color on this card.

I then added a fussy-cut, Copic-colored elf from the adorable My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves stamp set. I replaced the present image with a heart that I die cut out of white cardstock and colored with a matching Copic marker. After adhering the elf under the snowfall, I added a strip of pearl cardstock and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment. I did this to cover up a heat embossed sentiment that I didn’t like.

Confession: I do this a lot. I change gears. I mess up. And that’s okay! That is part of the fun of cardmaking. In the end, adding a small strip of cardstock saved the day. (Insert happy dance here!)

I also want to mention that my card was heavily inspired by a card created by my friend to Cristina Kowalczyk. Thanks for letting me share this technique, Cristina! (By the way, be sure to check out her awesome book HERE.)

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My Favorite Things released a lot of great product today! You can see it all HERE. There are some great ones in there, including glitter cardstocks and more.

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62 thoughts on “Video: Snowfall Background”

  1. Hello Jen
    Love your snow effect on this card. .went over to MFT’s site and found the prills right away. I can’t wait to see what other ideas you have for using the prills, but they sure do come in some pretty colors. You mentioned some new glitter card stocks also and since I am automatically attracted to shiny things could you post a link as I could not find them on the MFT site?

    Thanks so much as always.
    Jenn

  2. A fun and festive card. Thanks for including the “fix” in this creation – it humanizes the art of paper crafting – – as mistakes happen & change is a constant…

  3. He is so cute, such a gorgeous card. Thank you sooooooooooo much for sharing how you change your mind and direction with the card. You have no idea Jennifer! Just last night I did the same thing and walked away from my cards with my head hung thinking “I give up, I try and try but I am just no good” you know when you just feel like a fraud? Well this morning I went back and changed this and changed that and now I am happy but still felt like I was pretending to be a card maker. Then I watch this and WOW now I know that you do this too I feel so happy and less of a pretender. Such a small thing to you but a HUGE thing for me. Thanks…love all your videos. Debra from Australia

  4. Never tried these pearls before. I usually use Flowersoft for snow. I also loved the fact you showied how to correct card mistakes, without throwing it away and starting over. Thanks

  5. I hadn’t had a chance to watch this video until now. But I did catch MFT Periscope last week and fell in love with Santa’s Elves and order both the stamps and the dies! Made a card with the same elf this weekend with paper piecing his hat and coat. Thanks for another great idea!!

  6. You are so stinkin’ clever!!! I just ordered some of those prills about a week ago. I picked up the autumn colored one for fall shaker cards. Thanks for the video and the tips!! =) You have an awesome day as well and I hope you are feeling better!!

  7. I have had prills for a couple of years now.. I discovered them via Heartfelt Creations. They are wonderful to use for flower centers. Last year around this time, I found some teenie tiny styrofoam balls, slightly larger than prills, in packages at the Dollar Tree. They were uniform in size, but I still thought they’d make great snow or filler for shaker cards. They came in a larger size too, so I got both. I couldn’t find them at all stores, though.

  8. Jennifer, please may I come and live in your craft room? I have a teeny tiny space so have to be so selective when choosing things – your videos have been so helpful, especially in showing how to get more use out of dies & stamps. I love watching your videos so please keep them coming – you are a real inspiration.

    I am also curious as to whee you find the time to do the videos, the blog, the classes AND have a life? There are two of you isn’t there!!

    And thanks for another great example of how to get more use out of products – really helpful and inspiring.
    Best wishes
    Caroline in UK
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