Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas, which – believe it or not – is just around the corner. Please prepare yourself for lots of beautiful projects that share the joy of this holiday. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
A friend asked me to make her teenage niece a cute Christmas card. Snowmen are cute, right? I used the Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set. I’ve been looking at it for a year and finally ordered it a couple of months ago. I am so glad I did! I made this card using the Fab Friday #201 sketch for the layout.
Here’s my card:
That happy dancing snowman is too cute! I used a Night of Navy/Seaside Spray color scheme with a bit of foil to keep the card from appearing too cutesy.
Here’s the Fab Friday 201 banner for this challenge:
Supplies and Measurements:
- The Seaside Spray base of the card measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- I used a piece of the Night of Navy 6 x 6 inch DSP for the background mat, and trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- Next, I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock through the Big Shot using the brick and mortar 3D embossing folder. Then, I cropped it using one of the stitched rectangle dies. The final panel measures 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/8 inches.
- I used multipurpose liquid adhesive on both the Night of Navy DSP and the brick embossed Seaside Spray cardstock to adhere them to the card base. This is my favorite adhesive, and I may or may not be hoarding it so I don’t run out. I have 3 containers in the jar on my desk and 18 in my adhesive drawer. I got down to three containers before and will never let myself get that low again. Strange – I will let my car run as low on gas as possible before refilling it. However, adhesive? I’m all about buying that when I get down to a dozen containers. Go figure………..
- The foil is the reverse side of a scrap piece of the Frost DSP. It measures 3-1/4 inches long and wide enough to attach on the back of the white panel.
- The white cardstock for the front was trimmed to 3-3/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches. While I had the white cardstock out, I trimmed a piece to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.
Snowman and Snowflake Fun!
- I didn’t want a plain white space background for the snowman/sentiment panel. Therefore, I used the snowflake stamp from Snowman Season and my Seaside Spray ink pad. Since I wanted subtle snowflakes, I stamped it off once, then stamped twice on the white cardstock. The varying snowflake colors add depth to the white cardstock. I didn’t want snowflakes behind the snowman, and made sure I didn’t stamp where I planned on placing the snowman.
- Both the snowman and the sentiment were stamped in Night of Navy. I used the light Pumpkin Pie blend for the carrot nose. That little pop of orange just completely works for a teenager card.
- I used the light Seaside Spray blend to color in the snowman. Then, I used the color lifter blend three or four times to life off almost all of the color. When using the color lifter, make sure you let it dry completely before adding more.
- The card really needed some ribbon. However, the beautiful Seaside Spray ribbon wasn’t wide enough and has a sophisticated feel. I didn’t want to add another color to the card, so I used the light Seaside Spray blend and colored the polka dot tulle ribbon. After wrapping the ribbon around the foil and white cardstock piece, I tied it in a square knot. It came out just like I saw it in my head.
- I stamped a non-symmetric snowflake frame around the inside white cardstock panel. Then I stamped Merry Christmas in Night of Navy in the center of the inside.
- Finally, I added a strip of the foil DSP and a piece of the Night of Navy DSP to the envelope flap. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope set.
I Just Had a Thought I Must Try SOON!
Sitting here typing this, I thought how cute would this be if I made the white piece into a shaker card using the Stampin’ Up! clear envelopes. If this post didn’t need to go live early in the morning, I would start the shaker right now! Stay tuned for those results.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Have a Peachy Day!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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