I can’t believe that I waited so long to get this Snowman Season stamp set! I have had an absolute blast with it, and my friends all loved their snowman cards. You can see those cards here. While the previous cards were clean and simple, this card is anything but.
Here’s my card:
Creating My Own Background – Two steps
I think the subtle variations of color in the Balmy Blue background show up better in person. Since I did not want a solid piece of colored cardstock, I used a sponge brayer. The brayer allowed me to create a very subtle texture using the Balmy Blue ink.
Once the ink completely dried, I had some fun with the snowflake stamp from Snowman Season and some VersaMark ink. First, and foremost, I made sure to use my embossing buddy all over the background. The buddy lifts oils from fingerprints, which creates cleaner images. Next, I randomly stamped the snowflakes all over the blue background. Make sure to turn the snowflake stamp so you don’t create a uniform pattern. Then I covered the snowflakes with white embossing powder, and heat set it all. Don’t you just love watching the magic happen?
I used glossy white cardstock and the fabulous curvy dies to create the snow drifts. The curvy die made the whole process so easy since I wanted to have different shaped drifts.
Here’s a look at the bundle:
I just used the plain curvy die for this card, but there are so many other combinations available. The Quite Curvy stamp set and Curvy dies bundle can be purchased separately or as a suite with all the products shown above.
Since I wanted the curvy bottom layer to lay flat against the background, so I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it. I used dimensionals to pop up the middle layer, However, I only put them along the bottom to allow room for the snowman to slip between the layers. The very front layer covers a happy mistake, so I just used the multipurpose liquid adhesive.
The Snowman and the Sentiment
I stamped the snowman in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock. Since all the pieces all punch out from the snowman punch, I created a template for stamping using a piece of scrap cardstock.
Here’s my template:
This way I know that what I stamp will line up in the punch.
After stamping, I punched out all the pieces and assembled my snowman. Easy peasy.
The Christmas Means More stamp set quickly found its way into my heart. This sentiment is one of four movie quotes contained in the stamp set. Can you guess the movie? Miracle on 34th Street! While I enjoy the remake, my favorite version features a young Natalie Wood. The set also contains a quote from ELF, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
I chose this sentiment because the snowman reminds me of Frosty the Snowman, who possessed magical snowman skills. For me, it works. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cropped it using the Rectangle Stitched die set.
Finally, I decided I wanted to add some ribbon. However, I only wanted a subtle ribbon. This polka dot tulle ribbon (my favorite!!!) fit the bill. I wrapped it around the side of the card tied a bow. The tulle added ribbon but I think the polka dots work with the rest of the card.
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