Sparkly chipboard Snowflakes

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Naked-chipboard  These are two of the snowflakes from Stampin' Up!'s die cut chipboard set On Board Something Seasonal.  They're made of high quality acid-free chipboard and are very easy to pop out of the board.  I was trying to decide which method to use to decorate the chipboard for the next Scrappers Club.  So here's the "naked" chipboard.

Sparkled-chipboard      Here are the decorated snowflakes.  I used white craft ink on both of them.  I placed the snowflakes face down into the craft ink pad to coat them to get good coverage.  Then, I used iridescent ice embossing powder (EP) on the left snowflake – coated with the powder & heated until it melted.  The snowflake on the right was coated with heat & stick powder, melted with the heat gun, then coated with dazzling diamonds glitter & re-heated to "set".  The EP snowflake is a little more subtle and glossy, the heat & stick/glitter snowflake a bit more sparkly and showy.  You can click on the photo for a slightly larger view.

Thought I'd share this side by side comparison in case you were wondering which treatment to use on your chipboard.  The Country Living Holiday Collection Chipboard shapes can also be treated in this manner.  I used the heat & stick powder because I'm not great with glue…I'm a bit of a messy gluer (it ends up everywhere) so I personally find the heat & stick a bit more "neat".