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