Welcome to Stamp It Groups Christmas in July Blog Hop! You are most likely joining me today from a previous blog and I am excited to have you here!
My name is Mikki Winebrenner and today I have a super simple Christmas card for you that features a single snowflake!
I struggled with coming up with a design for the Christmas theme. It’s 105 degrees outside making it very hard to think Christmas!! I ended up choosing the Snow Crystals Stamp Set from the July – December Mini Catalog.
I love snow, snowmen, snowflakes so this is kind of perfect for me. And lets face it, snow is cold! A little mind tricking and we have a beautiful card that is super easy to create!
The Snow Crystals Stamp Set is actually just one very large stamp! You will need either your Stamparatus or Acrylic Block F for this big boy! It is also detailed and very beautiful as a stamped focal image or a background image.
For this card I used the snowflake as a focal image. Before I get into to much detail on how I made it, let me give you a run down of the paper sizes and products I used. I have a full printable PDF available for printing at a later date as well as a full product list below.
Cutting & Scoring:
Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”. and a second piece cut at 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”.
Balmy Blue 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock – a small scrap piece for sentiment.
Other products used include: Versa Mark Ink, Balmy Blue ink, Blending Brush, Basic Embossing Powder, Embossing Additional Tools and Heat Tool.
To create this card front I started by distressing my edges with my scissors. Next I embossed the snowflake in White Embossing powder on my 4-1/4” White cardstock. Then I gently added in some balmy blue behind it with my blending brush. The blue helps make the white pop off the white cardstock.
I discovered a little trick with blending over the embossed image. When you are done with adding the color, take a clean blending brush and lightly brush over the image, this will remove any extra color that may be on the image.
I stamped my sentiment onto the scrap piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and embossed it in white as well. I simply cut the words apart and glued them down onto the lower right corner.
I attached this piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added in a few pieces of sequins.
I stamped my sentiment on the inside with just a corner of the snowflake that I lightly applied Balmy Blue ink to with a blending brush for a watermark feel.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. I had a lot of fun creating it and getting myself into the Christmas mood. I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all! Please make sure you leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to be entered to win Stampin’ Up! A Million Thanks Card Kit! Visit each of the bloggers on this hop and comment on them as well!!
Congratulations to last months winner!!
Head on over to the next blog by clicking “Next Blog” below to find more amazing card creations!
Happy Hopping and Happy Stamping and Happy Christmas!!
Team Stamp It – July 2022 – Theme: Christmas in July
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