Sunday, November 3, 2013

Season's Greetings Snowflakes

I was completely smitten with this card I saw on Pinterest and was excited to try my hand at recreating it using my own stamps and inks. I'm thrilled with the end result. I liked revisiting a neat stamping technique.
 The two larger snowflakes are from a new stamp set from CTMH. The set comes with a cardmaking kit shown on page 69 of the idea book. The smallest one comes from an old CTMH set. I punched circles out of cardstock and after embossing the snowflakes, rubbed ink over the snowflake using a sponge. Very fun.
The ink colors are retired from CTMH, Bubblegum, Clover Meadow, Holiday Red, Orange, Sunny Yellow. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler sentiment set.  This would be fun to try again.

Edited to add: I didn't explain the procedure on how to create the snowflakes very well as I didn't want to repeat what the poster said in the blog I linked. But to clarify, I punched circles out of a separate sheet of cardstock. I laid an open circle over a snowflake, inked a sponge and rubbed it over the opening/snowflake to get the circle of color. You can easily overlap the colors as well. Hope that helps in understanding the technique.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a terrific day!



Laurel said...

Love the non traditional colours! Such a happy card!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This is a darling card - but I must be brain dead! Did you punch circles out of a separate piece of paper to use as a stencil? I love, love, love the look - and that's the only thing I can think that you might have done to have gotten the occasional overlap of colors! This is a WOWIE card Jeanne!! Hugs!

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the colors you used and the technique looks fabulous.

Kay Miller said...

Ooooooh this is so pretty!! I love anything with snowflakes on it and the non-tradional colors are fabulous! Love that cute little sentiment too :) Very neat technique, and I actually understood it this time!! haha!