Two weeks today will be Christmas Eve and a week later the last day of 2020. So I suppose I shouldn’t be too upset that winter appears to have arrived. As I sat down to make today’s project the snow was gently falling outside. Not a lot, but enough to leave a dusting on the ground. I think it’s due to warm up a little so it’s unlikely to stay for long. Later in the week? well that might be a whole different ballgame.
With the snow outside I decided today’s project should be a Christmas card featuring the retiring Winter Snow Embossing Folder.
WINTER SNOW BACKGROUND
I began my project with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I love the all-over snowflake design and decided to bring that out with ink. To do this I used a Sponge Brayer to add Misty Moonlight ink all over the ‘smooth’ side inside the embossing folder. Then I placed some Whisper White Card inside the folder and embossed the card. When I opened up the folder the card had been embossed and the ink had been pressed into the background. Unlike dragging an ink pad over the surface, the Sponge Brayer gave a lighter effect that didn’t leak into the cavities of the embossing folder. This was exactly what I was hoping for.
TIP – To clean the embossing folder, simply hold it under running water then dry it off with a towel. If I don’t need the embossing folder again I would then simply leave it to air dry. However to speed up the drying process I put kitchen paper inside the folder and run it through my machine. This forces the absorbent paper into the crevices of the folder so it’s ready for use right away.
I decided to use the inked embossing as my coordinating feature for this project so after drying the folder I reinked the inside again. Then I placed a second piece of Whisper White Card inside, but this time only a 1″ strip down one of the long sides. Then I ran this through my machine.
I cleaned and dried the embossing folder again and reinked it one last time. Then I placed the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope inside and embossed that. After washing the folder and setting it aside to dry I was ready to move on with the rest of my project.
For my sentiment I turned to the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. Using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped “Snowflake wishes for a merry Christmas” onto a piece of Whisper White Card. Then I cut it out using the #B3 die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. While there I also cut out a piece of Misty Moonlight Card with the #B4 Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Before finishing with the die-cutting I needed one last piece, a crisp white snowflake. So I put some Adhesive Sheet on the back of a scrap of Whisper White Card and then cut it out using the smallest snowflake in the So Many Snowflakes Dies.
Now I was ready to begin putting my project together.
First I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Misty Moonlight Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I took the Whisper White layer with the 1″ embossed strip and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix a 1/8″ strip of Misty Moonlight Card down the edge of the embossing. With that done I glued the assembled piece inside the card base.
Turning to the front of the card I then glued on the ink-embossed background.
Then I removed the backing from the die-cut snowflake and attached it to the top of the die-cut Misty Moonlight rectangle. After adding a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the centre of the snowflake I fixed the piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All I had left to do was attach the sentiment over the top with more Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was finished.
For some more projects featuring the Winter Snow Embossing Folder see these earlier blog posts:
- Winter snow for winter occasions
- Snowflakes – stamped, embossed and die-cut
- Embossing a card base for a change
RETIRING PRODUCTS – I already mentioned that the Winter Snow Embossing Folder is retiring. This means it is now only available while stocks last. Also retiring is the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. The bundle allows you to buy the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and coordinating So Many Snowflakes Dies at a 10% discount. However although the stamp set and dies are not retiring, they will not be available at a discount after January 4th. So if you want the stamp set and dies at a discount please remember to order using the bundle item number before then.