One last sneak peek this week and this card was made with "Snowman Wishes", a very cute stamp set to be released by Clear Dollar Stamps on November 1st. There are several snowmen, trees, little bird and more! It makes for very versatile winter stamping.
Dimensions: 5"X5", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps "Snowman Wishes" Stamp Set
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
Paper: K&Co. Remake Ocean Blues Mat Pad, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise Inks, Adirondack Pitch Black Ink
Tools: Nestabilities Regular Round Dies, Stampin Up! Small & Large Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Alpine Snowflake Punch, Cuttlebug, Heat Gun, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Dots & Spots Embossing Folder, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, Krylon Silver Leafing Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, Popcorn Pen, Amercan Crafts Dimensionals, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Primsacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Brad, Michael's Holiday Metallic Organza Ribbon
A 4.5"x4.5" blue mat was cut, a 4"x4" royal blue mat was cut and a 3.5"x3.5" white mat was cut out of cardstock. All three mats' edges were edged using a Krylong Silver Leafing Pen (I love these leafing pens!). I made two circular mats using Nestablities round dies and my Cuttlebug. The white inner mat was stamped with the snowmen image using Adirondack Pitch Black Ink and then they were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits and a stump. I masked the snowmen to stamp the barren trees in the background. I colored the trees with Prismacolor Pencils and then highlighted the branches using a Signo White Gel Pen to simulate fallen snow on them. When doing this, I do not make continuous strokes, but rather light strokes, lifting my pen every now and then...it gives it a wispy snow line that way. The little red bird was understamped on the snowman's arm and then stamped again on another piece of cardstock, Prismacolored identically to the bird stamped underneath, and then cut out and popped up on a sliver of American Dimensionals for dimension. I sponged the circular white mat edges using Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue ink and then added "Popcorn Snow" using a Popcorn Pen. When applying this you can be liberal...the more you tap on to the cardstock, the puffier it will be when heated with a heat gun. Using the Krylon Silver Leafing Pen, I edged the teal colored circular mat and then dot doodled around the edge with a Signo White Gel Pen. I glued the white stamped mat to the teal circular mat, adding the popped up little red bird on Dimensionals.
The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock using Adirondack Pitch Black ink. I lightly sponged around the inner edge of the sentiment using Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise, and then heavily sponged around the oval edge. I mat an oval mat in royal blue and dot doodled around the edge with a Signo White Gel Pen. I stamped the little bird again, colored him again using Prismacolor Pencils and cut him out, popping him up again on the sentiment oval. The snowflake was punched with the MS punch and then lightly sponged around it's edges with Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise. The metallic organza ribbon was anchored to the card base and then the two circular mats were glued on top along with the matted oval sentiment. I anchored the snowflake with a Bo Bunny decorative blue brad and then tied a pretty glimmery bow to the ribbon. The card was finished by glueing to a 5"x5" white cardstock lining.