Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Stampin' Up! Snowman Christmas Card

Today, I have a card that was lots of fun to make, even tho it was a little time consuming. 

It uses all Stampin' Up!® products and includes some retired stamps plus lots of different accessories. I've been experimenting a little with stamping on the Clear Window Sheets and find that using the Stazon works very well. I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds when the ink was still wet and it seems to have stayed put!

The finished card!




I've used one of my favourite retired Stampin' Up! stamps for the card, but you can use any image that will cover the base. Likewise you can use a square or rectangular cut out shape and run it through your Big Shot.

Here are the steps used in making the card.

Step 1.


Fold the card to your chosen size. Open out and cut  circular shape with the Big Shot die


Step 2.

Create an overlay from lighter card stock that is 1/8 inch smaller on each side than original card size. Choose an embossing folder and emboss. Sponge the edges. Note the overlay and the base card can be cut at the same time by adhering with dotto or other temporary adhesive while cutting.


 Step 3.


Stamp your image in Basic Black and water-colour with an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen. I chose Monochrome, but you
could do multi colouring as well


Step 4.


Stamp snowflakes randomly on the Window Sheet using Stazon White. Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds while still wet. Set aside to dry.


Step 5.


Ensure Window Sheet is smaller than the Embossed overlay and adhere with Sticky strip on top of the base card.





Step 6.


Position the stamped and coloured image on top of the Window sheet. Adhere with Sticky Strip


Step 7.


Adhere the embossed card front over the top leaving a narrow border of the base card showing.


 Step 8.


Make faux ribbon by cutting a strip of coordinating paper and fold it randomly over a strip of sticky strip that has been applied to the card front. Embellish with some Silver Shimmer paper and brads. Stamp your greeting on the inside of the card positioning it so it can be read through the Window Sheet. 

Hope you enjoyed the card and that you'll have a go at making one yourself. Try a variety of images and even translate this technique to Birthday cards (could have balloons instead of snowflakes) or cards for other occasions.

Until next time

Stay Crafty and Stay Happy


6 comments:

  1. Awesome card Ann, love it.

    Hugs
    Elle

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  2. saw your card on SC ...just love it and so happy to see that you have posted instructions on how to make it! thanks so much! laura j

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  3. Very cute Ann, thanks for the step by step.
    Monique

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  4. Glad you like the card ladies - I can "see" lots of other ways to use this technique. You are welcome to try the step by step.

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  5. Lovely Card and demo :0) Thank you for sharing, Sonia.

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  6. Which snowflake set did you use on this?

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