Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry Snowflakes

As I've mentioned previously, I'm making a few sets of cards to give away as a gift to family, and I'm splitting it into 3 funny cards, 3 cute cards and 3 classic cards. Today's card is in the classic category, and it's a simple card that uses silver embossing to make an impact.

I wanted to make a card with a cool palette, but also off-set it with something a little warmer. So, I started by creating my card base from Simon Says Stamp's Khaki cardstock.  I cut the sheet of cardstock in half, and scored it to create a top-folding A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). I set that aside and got to work on the rest of the card.

I cut a panel of light blue cardstock to measure 3 3/4 by 5", and a piece of navy cardstock to measure 3 1/2 by 4 3/4". I wanted to have the navy panel on dimensionals, so I cut an inch off in the middle of the panel to leave room for my sentiment.

After prepping the navy cardstock with an embossing magic bag, I stamped several different snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp's Lots of Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark ink. I then coated the paper generously with Simon Says Stamp's Silver fine detail embossing powder and heated it with my heat-gun until it melted.

I adhered the navy panels to the light blue panel temporarily as a placement guide, then stamped the sentiment from Presents and Ornaments in Cobalt archival ink. I adhered the light blue panel to the card base with my standard adhesive, then added the two navy panels on foam tape.

Lastly, I added a few clear sparkling sequins.

Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments stamp set
Simon Says Stamp heavyweight cardstock in Khaki
Versamark embossing inkpad
Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder in Silver
Staimpin' Up cardstock in Pool Party and Night of Navy
Ranger Archival Ink in Cobalt
Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive Runner
3M Double-Sided Foam Tape
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling sequins in 4mm and 6mm


  1. Gorgeous card! Love the silver embossed snowflakes on the navy cardstock!

    1. Thank you, Anja! I love the navy/silver combo, too. It's such a lovely contrast. :D

  2. I found your card on Flickr but wanted to come and comment here as well. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color combination!

    1. Thank you so very much, Jessica! I'm so glad you like the card. The color combination is really fun, and perfect for winter. But it can work for other seasons, too! Switch out the craft with yellow or peach, and it makes a wonderful nautical/summer card. :D

  3. So different from what I picture as "your style" but so wonderful. I love the colour combination and ..yes, that design is great as well. Beautiful!

    1. You know, I often feel my style is all over the place... But the fun thing with card-making is that you can often just switch out a couple of things and end up with a completely different card. I'm always having fun with it. :)