Time for our next challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, “Let It Snow” with Lynda as our host. I hope you will go see the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team. Once in a while, it’s fun to play with my retired stamps and pair them with newer products. Snow Place came out in the 2015 Holiday Catalog and had coordinating dies for all of the fun stamps. As soon as I saw the brand new Let It Snow Embellishment Kit in this year’s holiday catalog, I knew that they would be great together. I will probably do more with them soon, but when I saw the sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week, I wanted to give it a go. Unfortunately, their challenge is now over but I really appreciated the fun sketch.
My Secrets to Making This Snow Place Project
- This A6 card was lots of fun to make! It first started by choosing how to “let it snow” on my card. The Feels Like Frost 6×6 designer paper was perfect! This designer paper features photographic imagery on one side and hand-drawn designs with silver foil on the other side. The silver foil pattern that I chose was punched with a 1 3/8″ square punch, then backed Basic Black cardstock, cut with a scalloped square die. Of course, you could use the dies for both layers. My punch was just handy at the time!
- Whisper White cardstock was embossed in the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, then layered onto Basic Black cardstock. All of these background pieces were adhered onto the Real Red card base.
Now, the fun!
- First, let me say that if I didn’t have this retired snowman bundle, the new stamp set and punch bundle in the holiday catalog would be in my collection, for sure. If you want to see it up close, I added it to the Product List below.
- I took the snowman die and cut Whisper White cardstock. The absolutely adorable enamel pieces from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit were adhered.
- The red felt hat was added with a mini dimensional and the scarf was glued.
- The cutest detail that I hope you can see is the tiny little snowball that was glued to his “hand.”
- I cut another pattern from this designer paper with the oval die. In order to tone it down just a bit, I sponged Shimmery Silver ink all over the paper and the edges. I don’t think the photo picks it up but I really like how it turned out.
- Finally, the sentiment was stamped in black ink onto Real Red cardstock and cropping it out with a Stitched Rectangle die.
Product Spotlight: Let It Snow Embellishment Kit
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Retro Rubber Challenge: Anything Goes (stamp set came out in 2015)
- Shopping Our Stash Challenge: Snowflakes
- Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Anything Goes
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