This card is the result of a crafty session where I just wanted to make so backgrounds with my stamping stash. For the base I used Shimmery White Cardstock as this is my favourite to use when doing ink blending. I chose Seaside Spray and Blushing Bride for my background as I was going for a subtle look, possibly Balmy Blue would have been better for a subtle look. I like the almost stormy look which Seaside Spray has given to the card.
For some more shimmer to the background I used the snowflake stamp from Free Skate and stamped it all over my background in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink, now when you move the card in the light you get the shimmer from the snowflakes.
To finish my card I added a length of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon across the middle of the card to add even more silver shimmer and then stamped the “Christmas Greetings” stamp from Greatest Part of Christmas in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink onto some oval matts cut from the Layering Oval Dies.
As a final touch I added some silver foil snowflakes cut from the Christmas Layers dies for a last bit of silver. I love how this card turned out, it reminds me of the sparkle left on freshly fallen snow.
Today I’m featuring another card using my favourite colour combination for snowflake themed cards Pool Party, White and Silver. I decided to pull out and have a play with the Snowflake Sentiments bundle today, this was one of the first additions to my wish list for the autumn/winter catalogue. I love the combination of the intricate dies and the gorgeous font used in the sentiments, for me its a winning combination.
Firstly I took a card base in Pool Party measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm and used the dotted edge die to created the detailed shaped edge. I next took a piece of window sheet measuring 10.5 x 14.5cm and stuck this to the inside of the card using tear and tape, this was to give the card a straight edge to stand up with.
I next adhered some silver foil onto the multi-purpose adhesive sheets and cut out the detailed snowflake die, this fits along the edge of the card base perfectly once cut out. If you have the die-cut brush available now is the time to use it, I don’t have one so spent a long time pushing all the little bits out with a cocktail stick.
Adhere the snowflake die to the card. Next take the silver foil and cut three 0.5cm strips which are 14.5cm in length and stick them across the top of the card. If you have the silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer suite that is an easier alternative.
Next the Pool Party shimmer ribbon and stick across the card covering one of the silver lines, I used the tear and tape to stick mine down. For the sentiment stamp the greeting on Whisper white cardstock in Pool Party ink and then cut out the second largest Stitched Shape Oval Framelit. Take the corresponding scallop edged die from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut that out of Pool Party, stick to the back of the greetings panel and then onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensional’s.
For the inside of the card I took a piece of Whisper White A4 and stamped one of the greetings in the middle in Pool Party. I love how the Snowflake Sentiments set have sentiments which can be used on the outside of the card and has some which can be on the inside of the card.
Pop back tomorrow for my final card from Snowflakes and Stars week featuring the Star of Light set again.
Today’s card is featuring snowflakes instead of stars, which come from the Flurry of Wishes and Colorful Seasons stamp sets. I’m a huge fan of Pool Party and Island Indigo for wintery themed cards, especially snowflakes and love how the background of this card turned out.
I then was struggling a bit with what else to add to the card to finish it off without detracting too much from the background, enter the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punch. I love this set and can see many uses for the various sentiment labels in the set, but the Let It Snow one was the perfect image to use as a topper for my card.
A quick stamp and punch with the Everyday Label punch which I love and the topper is done (Stampin’ Up! if you’re reading this please, please carry this punch over to the next catalogue!). I added a couple more punched labels in Island Indigo to give a border and a extra pop, simply glue the Island Indigo labels together along one edge and then pop the stamped image in the middle lining up with the oval at the top.
A little strip of the super shiny Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and a few enamel dots and the card is ready, super quick and easy to mass produce for this years Christmas cards.
For the inside of the card I added a Whisper White insert with a couple of snowflakes stamped in Pool Party.