My white and pink Christmas tree is still a work in progress - I'll take a picture of the whole tree soon!!
I made a pink version of the snowflake ornaments that I showed y'all in this post - this time using the chipboard backing you find on the backs of paper pads and whatnot. I hoard all of those as they are great to use for die cuts!!
So I die cut a bunch of the large snowflakes with the Sizzix Bigz Snowflake #2 die (from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini), painted them pink with acrylic paint and a sponge brush, then when the paint was dry I coated them with Mod Podge and poured on the glitter.
I was planning on leaving the ornaments just like that, but decided they looked a little too plain on my supposed-to-be-fabulous pink and white tree! The snowflakes that Anna Wight has been making kept popping in my head (I love everything she creates!) and I started to wonder how I could make my OWN version....
I had cut out a bunch of smaller snowflakes out of the same chipboard using my CuttleBug Ice Crystal Snowflake die and thought they would look really neat layered together. THEN I remembered that I have a ton of these big pink bazzill flowers - I sandwiched one of them between the two snowflakes and LOVED the look!!
In the pictures the smaller snowflakes look rather silver - they're actually a pearly white color - I used my Adirondack Pearl paint dabber to paint them (I am really wishing the dabbers came in more colors - they make projects like this so quick and easy - and they dry really fast too).
I added bits of shimmery "filler" (you know those bags stuff you get at easter to fill baskets) between the flowers and smaller snowflakes, and attached them all together with a big pink button from my stash tied with white embroidery thread (I just used a large needle with the embroidery thread and it pierced through all the layers without too much difficulty).
I have more still to finish - they're definitely not a quick project but so satisfying (for me) to make - the snowflakes are made from recycled material, the paint, glitter, flowers, filler, buttons, etc I already had in my stash (some of it sitting here for MONTHS going unused) and using it up to make something I'm going to enjoy every holiday season just makes me giddy (that and the fact that they're PINK!!!!! *grin*).