Since the 2019 Holiday Catalogue Retiring List was published yesterday I’ve been going through my stamp sets. I’m always sad to see a product retiring, especially when I’d been sure it would make the carry-over list. Beautiful Blizzard is one such set. It’s retiring and I wanted to give it at least one more outing. Today though I avoided the blues and grey and went with much brighter colours to bring you a Beautiful Blizzard project with not a snowflake in sight.
I began with a layer of Whisper White Card and two ink pads, Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover. Then I stamped the ‘seasons greetings’ sentiment from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set in diagonal lines across the piece. Once completed, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the layer to some Call Me Clover Card.
I chose Thick Whisper White Card for the card base, cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder before adding the background layers with liquid glue.
On another layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the sentiment just once along the right-hand edge up towards the top right corner using Poppy Parade ink. Then this piece was fixed inside the card base with more liquid glue.
Finally I stamped the sentiment up the right-hand edge on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
MORE BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD
The main sentiment also comes from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Card with Call Me Clover ink.
I wanted to add some subtle interest to this layer and chose Vellum Cardstock, punched twice using the Starburst Punch. Using Mini Glue Dots I layered the two vellum pieces and fixed them to the corner of the sentiment layer. Then I trimmed the Vellum along the top and left edges using Paper Snips. Once that was done I used liquid glue to fix the sentiment to a piece of Call Me Clover Card and then the card base.
All that was left was to tie a bow using the Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon and add it to the Vellum with Mini Glue Dots.
So there it is, my snow-free Beautiful Blizzard card. I hope you like it.
Here’s some blog posts with projects I created using the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set.
You can see all the items on the Retiring List (and a few temporarily reduced items from the Annual Catalogue) in the Year-end Closeout section of my online store.
BUNDLE BONUS (WHILE STOCKS LAST) AND A HEADS UP
As I mentioned, the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set is on the Retiring List and so only available for a short time. Also on the Retiring List is the coordinating Blizzard Thinlits Die (not used today). If you’re interested in both items (with the clear-mount stamp set) you’ll save money if you order using the special bundle item number. However if you prefer wood-mount stamps you’ll actually be better off buying the stamp set and dies separately as these two items are now reduced. I’ve included links below so you can explore your options further if you wish.
You should note that all the bundles in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue are being retired, although not all the products are. Also now that some items included in the bundles have been reduced you’ll want to check the cost of buying your chosen items separately against the cost of buying them in a bundle. There may be other occasions where you’ll now save money by buying them separately.