If you follow my Papercraft With Me Facebook page you may have seen a video I posted on Monday, filmed during the snowstorm we had that day. The highlight however was catching a pair of foxes playing in the garden. Normally they’re quite well camouflaged, but that morning with the snow on the ground they were much easier to see. Most of the snow has melted away now, but it inspired me to make one last Christmas card using the retiring Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies.
Bizarrely I began this project with the coordinating features using the retiring Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. From the set I chose the stamp with several small snowflakes and dots. Then using Night of Navy ink I stamped the image multiple times over the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and covered all but a 3/4″ strip along one long edge with scrap paper. Then I stamped the snowflakes over the remaining card strip to match the envelope.
For my card base I chose Thick Basic White Card. After using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed the stamped Basic White layer on the inside using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Now all I needed was a sentiment and for that I went back to the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. In the end I chose “Snowflake wishes for a merry Christmas”. I really like the combination of fonts, and the size was perfect for what I had in mind. So using Night of Navy ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/8″ x 4″ strip of Basic White Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ strip of Night of Navy Card.
SO MANY SNOWFLAKES
It was time for a little die cutting or so I thought. You see, when I opened the So Many Snowflakes Dies I found some snowflakes already cut. I’d obviously die-cut more than I needed for an earlier project and stored them away for another day. Well today was that day…
I placed the Vellum and Silver Foil snowflakes face down on a Silicone Craft Sheet. Next I squeezed some liquid glue in the corner of the Craft Sheet so I could pick it up using a Sponge Dauber. Then all I had to do was dab the gluey sponge onto the back of the die-cut pieces.
Working quickly before the thin layer of glue dried I fixed the larger vellum snowflake to the front of the card base. Then I added one of the smaller silver foil ones so it slightly overlapped the vellum one.
Now I needed to decide where the sentiment was going to go so I could place the second silver snowflake under the bottom right edge. With that done I fixed the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I have to say that of all the retiring Christmas products I think I’ll miss the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies the most. If you don’t already have them but want them, you’ll need to act fast as the stamp set is showing as “low inventory”. Once current stocks have sold out it will be gone for good.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – only available while stocks last