Once again another month has flown by and I’m seriously behind in my craft fair preparations. My first event is in less than four weeks and I have a huge amount of things I want to get done before then. Christmas cards are high on that list, and today I created this one with the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and coordinating Frosted Frames Dies.
I began my project by cutting out the foliage and snowflake layer from Shimmery White Card using the large die from the Frosted Foliage Dies.
Then I prepared my ink colours by pressing onto the lids of the closed ink pads to transfer some ink from the pad to the inside of the lid. Then when I opened it I could pick up the ink from the lid using a Water Painter. First I painted the snowflakes with Seaside Spray ink. Then I painted the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink. Finally I completed the piece by painting the berry branches with Smoky Slate ink.
Once the ink was dry I used a Fine-Tip Glue Pen to cover each snowflake with glue and sprinkled the glue with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. Then I set the piece aside to dry thoroughly.
Next came the Yuletide sentiment from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set.
For this I first wiped some Night of Navy Card with an Embossing Buddy. Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment and sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Once I’d tapped off the excess powder and removed a few stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the sentiment done I then it cut out using the stitched die from the Frosted Frames Dies.
Then I began to think about how I’d coordinate the inside of the card and envelope. In the end I chose the small berry image from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and Smoky Slate ink.
First I stamped the image in the bottom left and top right corners of a layer of Shimmery White Card. Then I stamped the image in the same corners on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
In no time at all I was ready to start assembling my project.
For my card base I chose Night of Navy Card and began by fixing the stamped layer on the inside with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I used more liquid glue to attach the die-cut Frosted Frames piece to the front of the card. To finish I mounted the sentiment piece to the centre of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It’s no secret that I love blue and white as a colour combination. Today though I added a little additional colour with the painted leaves and berries. I love how the finished project looks, but what do you think?
UPDATED 2020: – Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
- Frosted Foliage Stamp Set
- Frosted Frames Dies
- Embossing Buddy