It may still be August but there was a definite autumn feel in the air this morning. Before we know it summer will be a distant memory, and I have a feeling winter may come early this year. It is 2020 after all! So today I decided to create a winter card using new products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite. By the time I’d finished I’d stamped, embossed and die-cut snowflakes to create this pretty project.
I began with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder and a Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink pad. This embossing folder is covered with the most beautiful snowflakes that were perfect for my background. To make them really stand out I first tapped the surface of the ink pad onto the inside of the embossing folder. Then I carefully placed a piece of Misty Moonlight Card inside the inked folder and closed it. After running the embossing folder through my machine I removed the card and set it aside to dry.
Next I turned to the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and chose two of the eleven snowflake images in the set. Then using Night of Navy ink I stamped them across the top left and bottom right corners on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
After that I took a layer of Whisper White Card and stamped the snowflakes across the top left and bottom right corners as well.
Finally I chose “May your season sparkle”, one of the six sentiments in the stamp set. I stamped it onto Whisper White Card with Night of Navy ink and set that aside.
By this point I had decided on the colour for my card base. I’d considered Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight but in the end went with Thick Whisper White Card. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the stamped layer inside the card.
Now I was ready to get to work on the card front.
SO MANY SNOWFLAKES
The ‘sparkle’ sentiment sent me looking for the new Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and the So Many Snowflakes Dies. Some of the dies coordinate with images in the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set, while others cut fancy snowflake shapes, or snowflake-shaped apertures in a card layer.
I chose two dies from the set and used them to cut out the Glimmer Paper. In the end I cut one of the larger die I’d chosen and two of the smaller one.
Finally I was ready to start putting it all together.
First using liquid glue I mounted the ink-embossed background onto a layer of Night of Navy Card. Then I wrapped some 3/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear and Tape Adhesive. With that done I added the assembled background to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I glued the sentiment to some Night of Navy Card. Then I fixed the two small snowflakes to the sentiment with liquid glue. With that done I used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the sentiment over the ribbon.
Finally I glued the remaining Glimmer Paper snowflake to the card front, tucked just under the edge of the sentiment. With that my project was complete.
I love how this card turned out, with lots of interest and dimension. Of course I do love blue and white as a colour combination too, so it was bound to be a winner with me.
Now the sun is out and there’s a beautiful blue sky. So I’m off to enjoy the garden while I still can.
UPDATED 2021 – Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
- Winter Snow Embossing Folder