Yesterday when I was ready to start making today’s card, I decided to use any Christmas stamp set that I haven’t used yet. I was so pleasantly surprised to see that I have used them ALL! I’m sure that has to be a first! My next choice was to use the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set, which will only be available until the end of the day tomorrow! I decided to use the falling snowflakes stamp, heat embossed in white on a dark blue cardstock.
I chose Blueberry Bushel which is a like a dark Royal Blue, that is darker than Pacific Point but not as dark as Night of Navy. I wiped my cardstock with my Embossing Buddy first, and then stamped the image twice across the top of the first layer using Versamark. After I had covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I used my Heat Tool to heat set the powder. I wanted my snowflakes to look the same as the falling snow, that is, heat embossed in white. I did this by die cutting the largest snowfake first, then stamping all over it with my Versamark Pad. After I had dipped this in the embossing powder and flicked off the excess, I heat set it!
I was disappointed at how different the colour of white was between the falling snow and the snowflake. I made another large snowflake but this time I die cut it using Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (CS). As soon as I had finished the heat embossing, I was amazed at the difference in the colours of the two snowflakes. The one on Blueberry Bushel was more or less the same white as the falling snow. I would have expected the white embossing on the Whisper White CS would have been the whiter of the two, but not at all! I decided to make two smaller snowflakes using the same method. Before I layered the three together and adhered them to the card front, I used the White Stampin’ Emboss powder to heat emboss the sentiment towards the bottom of the card front. I put my card together, and added a Basic Rhinestone in the centre of the smallest snowflake. Then I adhered several smaller Rhinestones in the falling snow. With alll those Rhinestones, definitely a card for someone special! To decorate the inside of the card I took tow layers of Whisper White CS, and using Blueberry Bushel Ink, I stamped the falling snowflakes stamp twice across the top of the smaller piece of cardstock. Then I adhered the two layers together and then onto the inside back of the cardbase.
I’m not much of a blue person, but I’m loving Blueberry Bushel! Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day this stamp set and dies will be available. And on that note, that’s about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happycrafting.
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