Let it snow! I LOVE snow!!! I LOVE snowflakes! All of my northern friends are well acquainted with my annual mantra begging for a chance of snow. Snow is fun to play in, beautiful, peaceful, quiet, and somewhat mesmerizing. The new set, Snow Flourishes, being released by Clear Dollar Stamps on October 1 lets me play with a little snow while still enduring the 90º heat here in Georgia (yes ... at the end of September).
For this set, I created two samples. I actually love both samples (appropriate since I love snow, huh?? :) ). This set is such a pleasure with which to work.
This is a circular shadowbox card. I cut out the card base on the Cricut with SCAL's basic shapes. The snowflakes and sentiment are stamped on the white image layer inside the shadowbox. For the snowflakes, pink and blue inks were used, and black was used for the sentiment. The snowflakes on the outer layer were stamped with white, pigment ink. Two snowflakes were stamped and punched out with circle punches. The were hung with silver cord inside the shadowbox area so that they dangled through the opening.
Stamps - Snow Flourishes by CDS
Paper - navy, white, black
Ink - pretty in pink, bordering blue, white pigment, Memento black
Accessories/Tools - Cricut, SCAL, silver cord, circle punch, self-adhesive pearls
Technique - shadowbox card
On the second sample, I went with a Christmas color scheme. I also chose to use a polished pearls technique for one of the background layers, as well as some designer paper. The polished pearls tech is the same as polished stone, but with a pearl mixative instead of a sliver or gold.
The snowflakes stamped on the olive piece are stamped with silver, though that doesn't snow very well in the picture. Snowflakes are stamped on the polished pearls layer using the Memento black.
Stamps - Snow Flourishes by CDS
Paper - celery, glossy, Cloud 9 dp
Ink - Memento Black, Dew Drop Silver, white pigment, Adirondacks - cranberry, pearl, lettuce
Accessories - alcohol ink applicator, sponge dauber, ribbon, pop dots, corner punch
Technique - Polished Pearls
I'm also showing the cute stamps, A Gift for You and Happy Birthday Jesus, once again.
A Gift for You is a perfect stamp for a gift card or tag. It's perfect for any occasion, but I chose to highlight it as a Christmas stamp in my sample. I used the Cricut to cut the layers - 2 tag layers and 2 layered squares. The Cuttlebug embossed the white layer, and ribbon was put all over it. :) I like the ribbon on this one.
Stamps - A Gift For You
Paper - red, brown, olive, white
Ink - Memento black
Accessories/Tools - Cricut, SCAL, ribbon, Cuttlebug, folders, pop dots, little circle punch
Happy Birthday Jesus. That's what Christmas is all about, right? Let's put our focus back on Him. This stamp is great for that!! I chose to spotlight it on an ornament this time. On this one, I used the Cuttlbug to emboss the frame on a piece of white. Then, I imported that into SCAL so that I could use the Cricut to cut it out for me. After I cut it at the regular size, I embossed it with that folder, and I added a shadow layer - or 2 (red and black), some ribbon and gold dots, and popped it all up with pop dots.
Stamps - Happy Birthday, Jesus
Paper - red, black, white
Ink - Real Red, Memento London Fog
Accessories/Tools - Circut, SCAL, Cuttlebug, folder, gold dots, pop dots, sponge dauber, ribbon
More previews on Clearly iStamp today and tomorrow!!! More previews here on Thursday!!! Join us each day for the great October previews.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!