This quick card doesn’t require any precision painting. Once the embossed snowflake is in place you can let the ink spread and flow across the watercolour paper as it will.
You will need to be patient enough to wait for the watercolour paper to dry before punching and assembling your card … but you could always heat set it if you don’t want to wait 😀
The card base is an A6 portrait of Pool Party. After stamping the sentiment from Flurry of Wishes near the base of the card front using Island Indigo ink, the card front was run through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. Using Versamark ink, the medium snowflake from the stamp set was stamped onto Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed with White EP. An Aquapainter was used to add a blend of Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy inks over the top. After the Watercolor Paper had dried thoroughly it was punched on the corners using the Curvy Corner Trio, then popped up with dimensional onto a mat of Island Indigo and then popped up on the card front.
On the Whisper White insert the duo of small snowflakes were stamped across the corners with Pool Party and another sentiment from the set stamped in Island Indigo.
I’ll be back soon with other projects using the same stamp set but giving a totally different look.
When creating Christmas cards it’s worth making life easier on yourself by reusing layouts – saving design time!
I recently shared this card.
And today it’s been recreated – this time using Black and Silver and a different DSP.
This time the card base is an A6 landscape of Basic Black. A panel of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP was adhered to the card front and narrow slivers of Silver Foil card adhered on either side. Using the Delicate Ornaments thinlits a solid bauble was die cut from Silver Foil card and a matching fancy bauble from Basic Black card. These were adhered together and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. A bauble topper was die cut from more Silver Foil card and added to the top of the bauble and a bow of Silver Cording Trim tied to the top.
The insert was switched from red to black too.
On the Whisper White insert, a bauble and sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments set were stamped in Basic Black ink.
This Christmas card that I shared on Friday uses the very intricate Delicate Ornament die.
These intricate dies (the ones with lots of metal spokes involved) can be a little difficult to cut cleanly. I have shared a few tips for this in the past, in terms of using a layer of greaseproof paper between the die and the cardstock and using a paper or card shim on top, if the die isn’t quite cutting through. Those tips were followed when creating this card.
However, Stampin’ Up! have brought out a new product to help cut the intricate dies cleanly, without having to fuss with extra papers etc. The new Precision Base Plate replaces all that.
SU! have a couple of videos to show how it works in action:
I’ll be back soon showing this intricate die in action again.
We have plenty of reds and greens to choose from among the Stampin’ Up! colours – perfect for traditional style Christmas cards. The Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz were selected based on the colours used in the DSP
The card base is an A6 landscape of Cherry Cobbler. A panel of Season of Cheer DSP was adhered to the card front and narrow slivers of Pear Pizzazz card adhered on either side. Using the Delicate Ornaments thinlits a solid bauble was die cut from Cherry Cobbler card and a matching fancy bauble from Pear Pizzazz card. These were adhered together and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. A hook and bauble topper were die cut from more Cherry Cobbler card and added to the top of the bauble.
On the Whisper White insert, a bauble and sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments set were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.
The thinlits and stamp set can be bought as a bundle, saving 15%.
Strange how you can overlook stamps that have been around for a while but spot them when they’re repackaged somehow. That’s what happened to me with this Honeycomb Hello set. It was in last year’s catalogue but it was only when I saw it used a different way, in the 2015-16 catty that I had to have it
The card base is a small square of Crushed Curry, stamped with a sentiment from Honeycomb Hello in Memento Black ink in the lower right corner. Hexagon Hive thinlits die was used to die cut some So Saffron card and portions of it were cut away. Crushed Curry ink was used to stamp the zig-zag pattern through some of the apertures onto Whisper White card and then the bee was stamped onto solid hexagons with Memento Black ink. The Whisper White layer was adhered direct to the card front and the die-cut layer popped up on dimensionals above it.
On the Whisper White insert, the zig-zag hexagon was stamped again with Crushed Curry and the bee stamped over the top with Memento Black ink.
A quick share today as I realised that you haven’t seen this birthday card made by my hubby for his Dad’s birthday last month.
As we’d bought him a voucher for rounds of golf at a special course, this was the ideal card to go with the gift!
All hubby’s own work!
The card base is an A6 portrait of Cucumber Crush, stamped across the bottom with a sentiment from Age Awareness. A Large Oval punched from the Cherry on Top Paper Stack was used for the “green” and the flag and the mat are Cherry Cobbler.
Quick and easy and perfect for the occasion.
I need to get hubby helping out with the Christmas cards next! 😀
Today’s mini gift box co-ordinates with this Christmas card that I shared on Monday. This time we used much more of the remaining sheet of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and added the matching Snow Flurry punch to punch out the snowflakes and layer them up.
The gift box has many of the same elements as the card; gold snowflakes, Winter Wonderland DSP, Gold Cording Trim and Metallic Foil Doilies.
The Square Pillow Box was die cut from Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP (this is one of the single sided designs) and assembled. Gold Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the box and tied at the top with Gold Cording Trim. A Gold Metallic Foil Doily was tied onto the Cord. The medium and two smallest snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set were stamped onto Basic Black card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP. The medium snowflake was punched out with the Flower Medallion and the smaller duo with the Snow Flurry punch. All the snowflakes were stacked onto the Doily using dimensionals between each.
The stamp set that we’ve used for today’s card has a matching punch to punch out the duo of smallest snowflakes (and the Flower Medallion punches out the medium one) … but we we’ve kept to stamping for this Christmas card. Our black and gold colour combo was suggested by the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP – a pack of papers printed with metallic ink – sparkly!
The card base is an A6 portrait of Basic Black. Versamark ink was used to stamp the medium and duo snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set onto a panel of Basic Black and these were then heat embossed with Gold EP. The Merry Christmas sentiment from the same set was stamped and embossed onto a scrap of Basic Black in the same way and then trimmed to a banner. A strip of Winter Wonderland Speciality DSP was adhered down the left of the panel before popping it up on dimensionals on the card front. Gold Cording Trim was looped and secured on the back of a Metallic Gold Foil Doily and then the sentiment banner adhered to the front before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. Gold Sequins were adhered in a scattering (so much less sticky residue using the new Fine Tip Glue Pen than the Tombow ).
On the Whisper White insert, the largest and duo snowflakes and another sentiment were stamped in Memento Black ink.
Here’s the second of our anniversary cards this week and this one’s a biggie! 60 years – a diamond anniversary!
Congratulations to Shirley and Don and thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you yesterday – we had a lovely time! Here’s to many more happy years together for you both.
The card base is a double gatefold of silver DSP from the Neutrals Colour stack. It was cut to the height of an A6 card x 12″ and then cut and folded following the tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers. Using Smokey Slate ink, the balloon from Celebrate Today was stamped onto Whipser White card, overstamped with the stars in Basic Gray and the Celebrate sentiment in Memento Black and then die cut out using the matching Balloon framelit. The tassel from the same set of framelits was used to die cut Silver Glimmer Paper and the tassel adhered to the base of the balloon. Little Numbers thinlits die cut the “60” from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and these was adhered to the balloon before popping it up on the card front with dimensionals. Basic Rhinestones (“diamonds” ) were added along the diagonals on the card front to finish.
On the Whisper White insert, the squiggle border and the celebrate balloon from the Sweet Stack stamp set were stamped in Smokey Slate ink.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Back soon with some more Christmas projects.