Today’s project kind of just happened. Quite simply it started after a Saran Wrap background popped into my head. Then I thought ‘winter’ and chose a pale blue and grey colour scheme. Winter of course meant snow, and I opted for snowmen rather than snowflakes. With shimmer and shine provided by a retiring Glimmer Paper and a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, all I had to do was put it all together.
I began my project with the custom Saran Wrap background on a 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of retiring Whisper White Card. I loosely scrunched up some Saran Wrap into a ball and lightly tapped it onto a Smoky Slate ink pad. Then I gently tapped it onto the card a few times. Then I reinked the Saran Wrap and repeated the process until the card was covered.
While I had everything out I continued with the Saran Wrap stamping on the flap of a retiring Whisper White Medium Envelope.
With that done I got a fresh ball of Saran Wrap and repeated the process using Balmy Blue ink on the card and envelope flap. Then I set the background and envelope aside while I got to work on the card base.
I decided that this card would be a Z-fold card. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of retiring Thick Whisper White Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 2-1/8″. Next I flipped the card over so the bottom edge was now at the top and scored it at 4-1/4″. Then I folded the card in half and folded the front section back, before sharpening both creases with a Bone Folder.
I was now ready to add the custom background to the card base. First I cut the background piece into two strips each 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted each one onto a 2″ x 5-3/8″ layer of Smoky Slate Card. With that done I fixed the assembled layers to the left and right sides of the Z-fold card base.
Sticking with my blue and grey colour scheme I was now ready to create the main image for the card using the Snowman Season Stamp Set.
Using Smoky Slate ink I first stamped “Merry Christmas” at the bottom of a 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then above the sentiment I stamped the tall snowman image.
To colour in my snowman I used Balmy Blue and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers from the Subtles Assortment.
Then to make the snow sparkle I used a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Not only did I colour in the snowman, I also added Wink of Stella to the snow in the air and on the ground too.
To complete the card I used liquid glue to mount a 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper onto a 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ layer of Smoky Slate Card. Then I added the snowman layer onto the Glimmer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I put more Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the assembled piece but only on the left hand side. Then I fixed the layers to the folded back section of the card base and my project was complete.
Quick and easy, but definitely a step up in the #simplestamping department. What do you think?
All Whisper White products plus the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper used today are all retiring. This means that they are only available while stocks last. All Whisper White products will be replaced by Basic White products over the coming weeks and months.