So I was on my way home from work the other day and I thought....hmmmmm...I haven't been to the Dollar Store lately...(this used to be my "favorite" frugal place to buy unconventional scrapbook supplies, lol).
Since I've been OBSESSED with Glimmer Mist recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see some snowflake garland at the store that I thought would make the perfect mask for a scrapbooking project:) Of course, I had to dis-assemble the garland, but those lightweight plastic snowflakes were the perfect size to use on this card.
I started this card by punching out some scalloped squares, then I cut a square a bit smaller than the scalloped one to use as a "mask". I placed the square on the scalloped one with repositionable tape and sprayed Glimmer Mist. When I removed my "mask", I decorated the edges with a Zig Writer.
I then cut a square and layed a few of the snowflakes on it as another "mask". After spraying the paper with Glimmer Mist, I lifted the snowflakes and voila, my own patterned snowflake paper:)
I went around the edge of this paper with a silver leafing pen to add some shine. I then took one of the snowflakes and covered it with alchohol ink, added some silver stickles and I'm done:)
I didn't use any "trash" in this project, but that snowflake garland came with at least 20-30 snowflakes...plenty for sharing AND only $1. Oh, btw, the snowflakes used for the mask just washed right off and are ready for another project:)
P.S. I also bought some paper doilies (round AND oval), some larger snowflakes, some paper clips, tooth picks, etc...so look for more "frugal" projects!