Yesterday I used some of the black script Designer Series Paper from the Wonder of the Season. Although the design is black on “white” it looks like a very subtle shade of grey and looks better with a Smokey Slate Cardstock (CS) background than it did with Whisper White CS. I have noticed that recently I have been using coloured card bases rather than Whisper White which I think is a step in the right direction!
I’m very fond of the sketchy images Stampin’ Up! have used for this stamp set. They are using it for more and more stamp sets. Dare I say it is probably a trend and therefore will come to an end in the not too distant future. In the meantime, I’m making sure I use as many of these stamp sets I have in my stash as much as possible! The snowman had already been stamped, painted and die-cut in preparation for a previous project when I chose to use it for today’s card!
I know I used Real Red Stampin’ Blend for the snowman’s scarf and the holly berries, but I suspect I used Mossy Meadow for the holly leaves. The hat has been painted using Smokey Slate. I stamped the trees using Garden Green Ink and the two wreaths using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. As Garden Green isn’t available as Stampin’ Blends, I coloured the wreath using my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker Pen and I used the Real Red Marker Pen for the holly berries as well as the ribbon bow. There are dies for all three images in the matching Snow Time Dies.
I found the sentiment ready stamped in Memento Ink and die-cut with the narrow label die in the Snow Time Dies. The sentiment HAPPY CHRISTMAS needed a Garden Green CS layer or it would have been script on script! I used the corner rounder on all four corners and then I found a 5/8″ circle punch (non-SU) in my stash and put each end into the back of the circle to make the end look more circular than pointed! Starting with a Smokey Slate CS card base I added a middle layer of Garden Green CS and then a top layer of Wonder of the Season DSP.
I adhered the three images and the sentiment in place using Dimensionals. To decorate the wreath I added a Basic Red Rhinestone in the centre of the bow and three more Rhinestones on the sentiment. Yesterday I gave in to the temptation of using Dazzling Diamonds! I applied some liquid glue around all the snowman’s outside edges and also on the layers of “snow” on the two trees. Next, I covered both areas with Dazzling Diamonds. The final touch I added to the front of my card was adding some Silver Metallic Pearls over the five coal buttons down the snowman’s front! Inside the card, I added a middle layer of Garden Green CS and a top layer of Smokey Slate CS. In the bottom right-hand corner I adhered the second wreath.
As I’m sitting here writing my blog, I’ve just had an idea for another card using just the wreath image plus a sentiment! Watch this space! Don’t forget that the 15% Designer Series Paper Sale started yesterday and there are fifteen different packs that are on offer right through to 31st October 2020. Several of the designs are from the Annual Catalogue so it’s a good time to stock up! That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”