As winter still is in full bloom (or rather in full snow) I have done another snow project. This one is a bit tricky and requires a lot of patience.
Snowflake Postcard How To:
Material: 1 Sheet of white paper
a small piece of sandwich paper (left over from the snow crystal project)
a small piece of a different transparent paper (a different shade of white,
a slightly different texture)
sky bluish paper
sewing thread in different shades of blue (consistent to your choice of
- Cut the sheet of paper in two crosswise.
- Draw the contour of a snowflake and cut out.
- Cut out a snowflake from the transparent paper.
- Cut out a small hexagonal crystal shape for the center and 6 pieces for the tips of the snowflake from the sandwich paper.
- Align them all on your background paper in layers, so that they fit into the snowflake cut-out of the cover.
- Glue carefully only in the center of each 'arm' of the snow crystal, so that it is just fixed a bit, but the ends will remain loose.
- Sew the layers together, using different shades of sewing thread for each seam.
- Glue under the cover and sew carefully together.
- Glue the finished cover and the other half of the A4 sheet together. Cut off protruding edges if necessary.
- Fold in two.
- Very carefully pull the loose ends of the tranparent parts of the crystal a bit off the background for a more 3D look.