Ooh yesterday was chilly! We had our first frost and it was well into the morning before the sun melted it away. Luckily our tomatoes and peppers are in the greenhouse so I’ve still got time to harvest them. It was a reminder though that autumn is here and winter won’t be far behind. I suppose it’s only fitting then that I chose yesterday to ink up my new Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set.
This stamp set and the coordinating Blizzard Thinlits Die are simply stunning with a variety of snowflake images. There’s also great sentiments and some abstract images for background layering. For the purists among you, all the snowflakes have 6 sides.
I was definitely feeling the chill when I chose the colours for my project.
I began with a piece of Balmy Blue Card and wiped it with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the small snowflakes image over piece. I sprinkled the sticky ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and then removed some stray specks. Finally I melted the remaining embossing powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the embossing complete I cut a 1″ strip off the side of the piece. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the larger piece in the centre of some Whisper White Card. Then the 1″ strip was fixed to the right-hand edge of a separate layer of Whisper White Card. These pieces were set aside while I worked on the rest of the pieces I’d needs for my project.
For my focal point I wanted some larger snowflakes but first I needed to prepare the card.
I took some Whisper White Card and painted it with Frost White Shimmer Paint. Then, when it was dry, I covered the back with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. Finally I ran it through my Big Shot with the Magnetic Platform using the Blizzard Thinlits Die. This large die cuts out lots of different sizes and shapes of snowflakes all in one go, but today I’d only use three of them.
With liquid glue I mounted a piece of Balmy Blue Card onto some Whisper White Card. Then I peeled the backing off my three chosen snowflakes and attached them to the Balmy Blue layer.
I had one last bit of Beautiful Blizzard stamping to do before I was ready to put everything together, and for this I pulled out my Balmy Blue ink pad.
I began with a narrow strip of Thick Whisper White Card and stamped my ‘Seasons Greetings’ sentiment.
Next it was the turn of the Whisper White Medium Envelope. This time each time I used the Balmy Blue ink I stamped-off onto some scrap paper first, just to lighten the colour a little. I stamped the small snowflake image multiple times until the whole of the envelope flap was covered.
LOTS OF LAYERS
To add some contrast I decided that my card base should be Night of Navy. I cut and scored the card using my Stampin’ Trimmer then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added my embossed background to the card base, followed by the smaller snowflake panel. More Stampin’ Dimensionals were then used to attach the sentiment strip across the centre.
On the inside of the card I used liquid glue to add the Whisper White piece with the attached embossed strip. And that was it, my cool Beautiful Blizzard project was complete.
There’s lots of things I love about this project, starting with the blue and white colours which are favourites of mine. I love the detail on the small snowflakes and the different sizes of the letters in the sentiment. Of course having one die that cuts out lots of snowflakes all at once is bound to appeal too. But what about you, do you like snowflakes?
OTHER BLUE AND WHITE PROJECTS
If you like the blue and white colour combination, here’s some other projects you might like:
BUNDLE BONUS – I purchased the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and coordinating Blizzard Thinlits Die as a bundle using a single item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. You’ll find links to the bundles and the separate products in my product list below.