Snowflake Blessings

It’s feeling cooler outside today than it has been for a long time.  I’m one of millions of people who love snowflakes.  Yes, while I love snowflakes, I, like many, many people dread to see cold weather coming.  And I live in the south!!  Poor little me.  Right!  Here’s a snowflake card to help you feel those cooler breezes coming in.  

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Where was my head when I was doing this card?  I forgot to take some photos.  But hopefully, you will get the picture without the picture!

BACKGROUND

  • Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints Background Stamp
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper, 4.25 x 5.5 inches – This is VERY white paper.
  • VersaMark Sticky Ink Pad
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • heat gun

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  • Ranger Craft Sheet
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord
  • Tim Holtz Distress Bottle with water
  • heat gun
  • baby wipe

Smoosh ink colors on craft mat and spritz them with water droplets.  Lay the embossed side of the paper on the spritzed ink and move the paper around.

Dry the paper with a heat gun.  First photo, wet; second photo, dried.

Repeat the process.  Wet then dry.

I wanted more blue, so I laid down more Broken China ink and spritzed it with water.  After drying the paper, it was wiped with a baby wipe to remove the color on the white snowflakes.

I trimmed the paper to 3.75 x 5 inches.  IMG_1203 (1)

THE SENTIMENT

  • MISTI
  • Inkadinkado Magic Powder Bag
  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Greatest Gift CL559 Stamp Set 
  • VersaMark Sticky Ink Pad
  • Recollections Blue Blaze Embossing Powder
  • heat gun
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • Scotch Foam Tape

My fingers and nails aren’t dirty, just inky.  Inky fingers, like all avid card makers have!

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I trimmed the sentiment strip to the size that fit.  A fish tail was cut on the right end using scissors.

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THE BORDER

  • MISTI
  • Doodlebug 6 x 6 inch Paper Pad, Polar Pals, trimmed to 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints Background Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink Pad

ADHESION

  • Scrapbook E-Z Runner Permanent Adhesive Tape
  • Scotch Foam Tape

Adhere the inked background to the border background.  Adhere the border background (the pool blue paper is gray on the back) to the card base.  Put a strip of foam tape on the back of the sentiment strip, and attach it to the front of the card. 

EMBELLISHMENT SNOWFLAKES

  • Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cutting Machine
  • 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • white fun foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Dies, cut two (2) Ashlynn (small die) and one (1) Marisa
  • Repeat the process, using fun foam instead of paper
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue – Glue the fun foam to the paper snow flakes.  Glue the snowflakes to the card.
  • Acrylic Blocks – Lay on top of snowflakes while the wet glue dries.
  • Diamond Stickles – Make the snowflakes sparkle.

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Let the Stickles dry.

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Come back next time.  I want to make this card again to find out if I can do better at stamping the snowflakes background to be embossed.  It’s not easy getting good stamp coverage when inking a stamp as large as this background stamp.  That’s why it’s so wonderful to have the MISTI Stamping Tool in order to do repeat stamping.  I also want to change the color when I make this card again.  While I like this one, I added too much purple Seedless Preserves.  I had a lighter colored card in mind with the purple color leaning more toward a color like Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Ink.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  And I will.

Bye-bye,

Tricia Ann

CHALLENGES ENTERED

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Christmas  http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=735983

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #302-303 – Anything Goes  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day Challenge http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=741675

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Snowflake Blessings

  1. quilterlin says:

    Tricia, this is GORGEOUS! I just got this stamp for myself, so I’m pinning your card for inspiration. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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    • Tricia Ann says:

      Wow, thank you, Lin! Coming from you that is a relished compliment. 🙂 I made another card similar to this one to see if I could do better. I haven’t written the post yet. When I do, I’ll try to figure out how to tag you. However, I used the same process.

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