Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SNOWFLAKES AND SPARKLES

I know this card looks more Christmas-y than not. But, it is chilly and snowy here in Wisconsin today (January 4). A.N.D., isn't the wish for PEACE year-round? 


So, I present to you this peaceful icy snowflake card.


I love the icy look of the glitter.



Would you like to try your hand at recreating this card?


If so, I have a treat for you.


Following is the tutorial:

SUPPLIES:
Holly Jolly Greetings (page 34 of the annual catalog)

Whisper White cardstock
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Island Indigo cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

VersaMark ink
Island Indigo ink
Pool Party ink
Wisteria Wonder ink
Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker

Ruler
Stampin' Dimensionals
Heat Tool
White Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Stamping Sponges
Elmer's Glue
Water
Paintbrush
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Duet Banner Punch

DIRECTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Rub a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of watercolor paper well with the Embossing Buddy. Randomly stamp the snowflake onto this piece with VersaMark ink. At the heat station, cover the stamped images with white embossing powder, tapping the excess powder back into its container. Heat to emboss.

Using the appropriate sponges with Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Island Indigo inks, sponge across the embossed snowflakes. Start out lightly. You can always add more color to deepen the tones.

Squirt a small dab of Elmer's Glue into a paint tray. Add enough water to pretty much fill up the rest of the hole. With a paintbrush, mix the glue and the water well. Then, dip the brush into the mixture and splatter it onto the snowflake piece until you are happy with the placement of the splotches. 
Holding the piece over a bowl containing Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, spoon glitter all over the paper. Tap the excess glitter back into its bowl. Set aside to dry completely.

Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Island Indigo to the card base, followed by a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Wisteria Wonder.

Punch a fancy banner from a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp your chosen word (mine is PEACE) in the center in Island Indigo ink. With a ruler and the thin end of the Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker, draw a line from the dip in the top to the dip in the bottom on both sides to make the banner look more dimensional.

Stick one end of a thin strip of the Glimmer Paper into the same banner punch, and punch just the two ends of the banner. Adhere these to the end of the white banner, letting about 1/8" sticking beyond. You may have to trim off a little excess of the Glimmer Paper that shows beneath the white.

If the glued piece is dry, adhere it to the card front. Follow this with the banner, attaching it with two Stampin' Dimensionals.

Warm
Smiles.


12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! Great job! Stopping by from This is How We Roll link up.

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  2. Love this! I am such a sucker for blues, snowflakes and glitter! Pinned.

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  3. What a lovely card - would love you to share your creativity with us at Inspire Me Monday and/or Friendship Friday at Create With Joy (we're always looking for talented bloggers to feature!)

    Happy New Year to you! :-)

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I love the colors, but the glitter snowflakes send it right over the top for me. Thanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity

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  5. Beautiful card..........
    Blessings for a great 2017
    Nellie

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  6. Peace is great all year round but you've made it more beautiful with your snowflake card - lovely! Well done! Blessings, Janet

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  7. Beautiful! I love snowflakes! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  8. it looks very nice! Family Joy Blog Linkup Party

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  9. So pretty and so creative! You always amaze me with your talent! Thanks for always sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  10. This is so pretty! Perfect for the frosty winter weather :D

    Thank you so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity!

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  11. It's beautiful!! Perfect for winter!

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  12. Thank you for sharing with us at #OverTheMoon! Pinned.

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