Today’s project is actually the second one I made today using the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. The first project is almost finished, but I used the new Shimmery Crystal Effects forgetting that it needs time to dry. I can’t finish it until I can be sure I won’t wreck what I’ve done so far.
So there was no choice other than to start again and make something else. Mind you as the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set was right in front of me it made sense to use it. Of course that didn’t mean I had to include the foliage…
I began this project by making my night sky base from a layer of Blueberry Bushel Card. First I sponged some Blueberry Bushel ink randomly over the surface. This might seem an odd thing to do but you’d be surprised how it changes the look of the card. Once that was done I then sponged some Night Of Navy ink around the outside of the card. This made the lighter centre appear almost luminous.
With the base done I then wiped it with an Embossing Buddy to remove any dampness, oils and static. Next using VersaMark ink I stamped the snowflake image from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set across the top of the layer. I sprinkled the sticky ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing a few stray specks I melted the remaining powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
I took the layer back to my desk and once again wiped it with the Embossing Buddy. Then using Versamark ink I stamped the snowflake image over the rest of the card layer. As before I sprinkled the VersaMark with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Now I was able to pick up the layer using the end that had already been embossed. Clever huh!
Then I tapped off the excess powder and removed a few stray specks before melting the rest with the Heat Tool.
I wasn’t quite finished with the embossing powder though.
I took another piece of Blueberry Bushel Card and sponged it with Blueberry Bushel and Night Of Navy ink as before. Then I wiped it with the Embossing Buddy.
This time I used the VersaMark ink to stamp the large “Sending you a little yuletide cheer” sentiment from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. Then I embossed the sentiment in white as before.
Of course that’s a large sentiment but there’s a couple of dies in the Frosted Frames Dies that fit it perfectly. I decided to keep it simple, going with the smaller stitched die in the set. While I was at it I cut a second piece of Blueberry Bushel Card using the same die.
STILL NO FOLIAGE
I was now ready to start putting the card together starting with a card base made from Blueberry Bushel Card. First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the snowflake layer directly onto the card base.
Then with more liquid glue I layered the two die-cut pieces together before adding them to the snowflake background.
For the inside of the card I chose a layer of Whisper White Card. Using Blueberry Bushel ink I stamped the snowflake image around the edge creating a pretty frame effect. Then I fixed this inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I stamped the snowflakes all over the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope and my project was complete.
It’s no secret that blue and white is one of my favourite colour combinations and I love how this project turned out. What do you think?
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UPDATED 2020: The following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Blueberry Bushel Cardstock
- Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ pad
- Frosted Foliage Stamp Set
- Embossing Buddy
- Frosted Frames Dies