Hello and Happy November…
Holy moly, it’s getting cold quick in Ohio and today we woke up to frost… so that got me thinking about Christmas and frosty winter weather so I decided I’d share a frosty card tutorial today.
This card was created for the Sizzix Chapter 4 release a few weeks ago. I used the new Fanciful Snowflakes and combined it with a thinlet from last year entitled Flurry 1.
I LOVE this card…so much in-fact, that it may become my Christmas card this year and if so, I’d better get a move on…
The funny thing about this card, which is a bit different for me..
I made it without using a stitch of brown…okay, maybe Pumice Stone leans towards brown, but I still stayed in the shades of gray family and got my grunge on 😉
..anyways, when you’re making a snowy Christmas card, white and shades of blue give that perfectly frosty feeling. To add to the frostiness, I easily added some Clear Rock Candy glitter to the Fanciful Snowflake and embossed the other with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.
So, let’s begin…
I started the card by blending inks through the Holiday Knit THS028 Layering Stencil using Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, and Weathered Wood randomly onto a piece of Distress Watercolor paper.
I blended the colors together towards the left side of the paper.
After I was done blending the inks, I used an Anti-Static Pouch and rubbed it gently over the paper.
I stamped the handwritten background stamp from the Entomology Stamp Set (CMS328) randomly onto the paper using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and embossed the text with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.
I smooshed the Weathered Wood Distress Ink onto my craft mat, sprayed it with a mist of water and dipped the paper into the drips then dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the winter phrase from the new Scenic Holiday Stamp Set (CMS391) onto a scrap piece of Distress Watercolor paper with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.
I just love the phrases included in this set. They’re the perfect size and fit nicely on the front of a card.
I cut the snowflakes from watercolor paper and covered one with Distress Collage Matte Medium and sprinkled on some Clear Rock Candy. The other was smooshed randomly with an Clear Embossing Dauber and sprinkled with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I brushed off a little of the powder and embossed it with my embossing heat tool.
I stitched around the edge of the background paper with a sewing machine and white thread, making sure to stitch the phrase strip to the background as well.
I pop-dotted the snowflakes together then tucked it behind the phrase strip.
I embossed another sheet of paper with the Simple Snowflakes Texture Fade and then randomly stamped the background using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the same text background stamp.
I adhered everything together onto a card base and with that, my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Entomology CMS328, Scenic Holiday CMS391, Holiday Knit THS028
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Fanciful Snowflakes, Flurry 1, Simple Snowflakes texture fade
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Inks- Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium,Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Embossing heat tool, Clear Embossing Ink Dauber, Anti-Static Embossing Tool
Other- Sewing Machine, White thread
Ann B says
So beautiful Stacy, even without the brown! I love the look of the faded areas of stenciling and the colors are so perfect with those gorgeous snowflakes! Beautiful frosty card! Thanks for sharing xx
Really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Christie D says
So in love with this!! Totally fitting for today in Cbus, OH!!
Beautiful work of art!
And for here in PGH (27°). I love this card and really appreciate the thoroughness of the explanation.
Theresa Grdina says
This is absolutely beautiful. I would be thrilled to receive this during the upcoming holiday season!!! ❤️❤️
Christina Sedor says
Gorgeous card Stacy. Love the soft grungy colours xxx
Karen R says
I LOVE this so much!
patricia fitzgerald says
I absolutely LOVE this card! t has everything I like.! A collag-y look, a subdued coloring, my favorite color of blue, snowflakes which are gorgeous, etc,etc! Thanks for sharing your very creative talents!
Becky P. says
Anne Jacobs says
Such a gorgeous, wintery card. It’s soft, just like snow!
Your card is stunning! Love the way you added the sentiment and snowflakes- just adds so much to the card. Thank you for sharing.
Carol Lee says
Love everything about this… That card in an envelope with my name on it would make it even more awesome!❤️❤️❤️
Melissa Hoffman says
Oh my goodness! That is so gorgeous!!! Captures winter perfectly!
Rita P. says
Such a beautiful theme and appropriate for anyone, not just Christmas folk. Your artistry never disappoints.
This is absolutely beautiful, I love the combination of colors and imagery here!
Anita Houston says
Oh so gorgeous and elegant, and love the soft blues!
Angela Allen says
What a gorgeous card! This is my first time visiting your blog, but it certainly won’t be the last. xx
This is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Especially the colours, they are gorgeous together.
marti coursin says
Thanks for the tutorial, Stacey. I just love this card !
patricia fitzgerald says
trying to make this myself and having trouble cutting the snowflake-using water color paper and Sure Shot. Any advice?
Hi Patricia! Sorry to hear that, I always use the Chrome Precision Base Plate for the intricate dies from Sizzix. It is a HUGE help! I don’t have the Sure Shot so I’m not sure if it’s compatible or not. I use the Vagabond. I hope that helps.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous details on your card! Wish I was on your Christmas card list! 🙂
Danita Hollander says
Love this card as well! This one will be my launching pad! I just might be able to handle this one! Omg I can’t wait! I can only dream to make cards like yours! Thank you so much for your inspiration you give me! ❤️