Snowflake Splendor, Snowflake Wishes

Snowflake Wishes Dryer Sheet Technique-Happy New Year!

Dryer Sheet Technique Snowflake Wishes New YearHere's Wishing You a Sparkly New Year!

 

Dryer Sheet Technique:

  1. Stamp images on card front.  I used Snowflake Wishes stamped on Whisper White card front using Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Pool Party inks.  Let ink dry.
  2.  Spread Tombow Glue on card front using a brush.  You could also apply glue using an adhesive sheet, glue stick, xyron machine....
  3. Place dryer sheet on the card front, spreading it out on the glue using your finger tips.  Any brand of dryer sheet will do.  Used is better so it is soft.
  4.  Trim the edges of the dryer sheet to the card front using a paper trimmer or pair of scissors.
  5. Sprinkle fine glitter over the dryer sheet, working it into the glue underneath using your finger tips.  Tap off any excess glitter.  I used Dazzling Diamonds (retired), but any fine glitter will do.
  6.  Complete the card as desired.  I attached the card front to a strip of Snowflake Splendor DSP, covering the seam with a piece of Gorgeous Grape ribbon secured to the back. I added a bow with a Glimmer Dot attached to the center.  The greeting is from the retired set Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The card front was matted to a piece of Gorgeous Grape, then attached to Misty Moonlight card base to complete.

This card really sparkles in person!

Happy Stampin'!

Thank you Snow Much Paper Towel Background

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Paper towel background thank you snow much

I often incorporate the paper towels I use to clean stamps and blot watercolors in my crafting.

I had this paper towel left over from the Nov and Dec projects, and decided to use them to make after Christmas winter-themed thank you cards.

I love the tie-dye effect!

It's a great way to recycle and reuse, and the possibilities are endless!

You can see my other paper towel projects HERE.

 

Happy Stampin'!

December Fresh Ideas- Spinner Cards

 

Spinner Cards Spinner card samplerFestive Post Spinner Card

Spinner card
Snowflake Wishes Circle Spinner Card

Put a "spin" on your cards!

Create fun interactive cards just by using 2 pennies with the Spinner Card Technique. 

Watch as the subject of your card spins and travels along its track.

This is a simple technique that will provide that WOW factor to your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the  Spinner Card Technique.

The projects featured in this tutorial include the fun car traveling along after harvesting that perfect Christmas tree. 

It uses the stamp set Festive Post.

The second card is a circle spinner card with a snowflake flurry.

It uses the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and coordinating So Many Snowflakes dies.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on December 15, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

Snowflake Splendor-Featured in my December Newsletter

Snowflake Wishes sampler

Snowflake Splendor Suite

Enjoy the splendor of hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette in the Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection by Stampin' Up!

Get swept away with a flurry of creative products designed to inspire you.

The Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection includes
* Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* So Many Snowflakes Dies (10% off)
* Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper
* Winter Snow Embossing Folder
* Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
* Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
* Snowflake Splendor 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ribbon

Snowflake Splendor Suite, perfect for winter-themed crafting!

Products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite will be featured in my December 2020 newsletter.

Featured projects will include embossed and glimmer snowflakes and the acrylic block watercolor background.

Want to learn more?

My December 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) December 2, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in December 2020.

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Please stay healthy.

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Happy Stampin'!

Thank you Snow Much, Life is Beautiful Watercolor Wash Background

Watercolor wash background

Here's another card I created using the watercolor wash background technique paired with Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape inks and Life is Beautiful stamp set.

You can see some of my creations using this color combo Here.

Here's How:

1. Spritz watercolor card front with water.  Create palettes of color in the ink pads of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray and Gorgeous Grape using reinkers.  Pick up the colors using a Water Painter and swipe onto the wet card front.  Add more color and or water as desired.  Set aside to dry completely.

2. Stamp tree and  snowflakes from Life is Beautiful using Night of Navy ink.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink. I used my Stamparatus to get dark, stamped images. Pick up Night of Navy ink with water painter and color landscape below tree.

3. Apply a touch of shimmer using sponge and Frost White Shimmer Paint.

4. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to complete.

Happy Stampin'!

Single Snowflake Wishes Watercolor Background

Single Snowflake

Here's another card I created using the Watercolor Wash Background Technique paired with the color combo of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape. 

For me, these colors say "winter!"

For more ideas using this technique and color combination, click HERE.

This card was easy to make.

Here's  how:

  1. Create watercolor wash background by creating palettes of color by dropping color from reinkers onto the lids of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape ink pads.
  2. Spritz watercolor paper card front with water.  Pick up colors one at a time from the ink lids using a water painter and swipe on the wet card front.  Add more color or water as desired.  When satisfied, set piece aside to dry completely.
  3. Stamp large snowflake from Snowflake Wishes on card front using Whisper White Craft Ink.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and emboss using a heat tool.  Buff image with a paper towel.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good, dark image.
  5. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to complete.
Happy Stampin'!

Snowflake Wishes Watercolor Wash Background

Watercolor wash background

It's that time of year when most, if not all, the cards I create now through mid December will be Christmas cards.

There maybe a birthday or thank you card thrown in, but mostly it'll be Christmas.

I'm sure you understand!

For this card, I did a watercolor wash for the background.

It's simple.  Here's how:

1. Spritz watercolor card front with water.  Create watercolor wash background by creating palettes of color by dropping color from reinkers onto the lids of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape ink pads.   Pick up the colors using a Water Painter and swipe onto the wet card front.  Add more color and or water as desired.  Set aside to dry completely.

2. Stamp snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get dark, stamped images.

3. Add a pool of Whisper White craft ink in the lid of the ink pad and mix with a small amount of water.  Pick up the color with a paint brush, then tap the brush on your index finger over the card front to get little splotches/dots of white.  Add a dot to the center of the snowflakes.  Set aside to allow the ink to dry.

4. Apply the watercolor wash onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink.  Again, I used my Stamparatus.  Attach to Night of Navy mat.

5. Attach card front to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach greeting using Dimensionals to pop it up.

I had fun using this color combination, making several cards using different designs and stamp sets including Tree of Life and Mountain Air.  Be sure to check back over the next few days to see my creations!

Happy Stampin'!

Bleach Technique-Snowflake Wishes

Bleach snowflakes

Here in the mountains of southern Colorado,  on Labor Day, we had temps in the 90's. 

The following day, our temps dived to a high of 30 degrees, and we received 14" of snow!

Today, the high is supposed to be back up in the 80's.

Crazy weather!

To celebrate our early season snow, I created this card using the Bleach Technique paired with the stamp set Snowflake Wishes on Blueberry Crisp card stock.

The Bleach Technique is fun because each item will turn out differently depending on which color of card stock you use and how the bleach reacts to it.

Here is a sampling of different colors of card stock.

Bleached snowflakes

Top L to R: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Bottom L to R: Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso

See how each one is different?

The technique is easy to do:

  1. When working with bleach, always cover your work surface and wear old clothing.  Remember, you are working with bleach, and accidents can happen!
  2. Make a palette. Fold a paper towel into fourths and place in a powder pal or similar. Pour a small amount of bleach onto the paper towel, letting it soak in.
  3. Ink up snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes and stamp on Blueberry Crisp card stock. Set aside and let the bleach do its thing. It will change the color of the paper, continuing to do so even up to an hour after stamping.

TIP:  To protect your stamp (especially the photopolymer), ink the stamp in Versamark first.  Always wash the bleach off immediately after use.

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try.  Let me know how your creations turn out!

Supplies Used:

Bleach Snowflake Wishes

Stamp Set: Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Crisp

Accessories: Bleach, powder pal, paper towel, Bermuda Bay ribbon, hexagon punch, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Ideas-So Many Snowflakes Tepee Card

Snowflakes

Snowflakes side back and open views

Create fun 3-D cards using the Tepee Card Technique.


This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

It can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope.

There is some bulk because of the folds, so extra postage might be needed if mailing.

(Be sure to check my Happy Halloween Tepee Card Found Here)

For this Snowflake Tepee Card, I used items found in the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This Suite includes the Snowflake Wishes Bundle (Snowflake Wishes stamp set and coordination So Many Snowflakes Dies), Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, and Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.

Of course, all items can be purchased separately. 

Perfect for those winter wishes and Christmas cards.

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tepee  Card Technique using the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on August, 18, 2020.

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Snowflake Splendor Suite

Snowflake splendor

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