Hi friends! We have now entered that weird time between Christmas and New Year’s where it’s difficult to remember what the date is. I am currently trying to muster the energy to go get some work done while my hubby has the kiddos at his parents’ house visiting with their cousins. After the craziness of the last couple of days (including a migraine on Christmas morning… booo), I am finding my bed too cozy to leave! I thought I would take the opportunity while sitting still to share these projects that I created awhile ago and never blogged. I used some utterly lovely snowflake goodies from my friends at Honey Bee Stamps. I have a mild obsession with snowflakes; they’re just so elegant and radiate magic no matter what color combination you use with them!
This beautiful suite of snowflake products features Let It Snow, a gorgeous snowflake stamp set that contains some truly stunning sentiment stamps (it’s sold out on the Honey Bee site, but it’s on sale HERE over at Simon Says Stamp-add to cart with code BXDY23 until 12/28), Let It Snow Coordinating Dies (HBS | SSS), Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder (HBS | SSS), and Lovely Layers Large Snowflakes Dies (HBS | SSS). These gorgeous products work beautifully together or separately, and I have mixed and matched to create a pair of icy lavender blue cards to share with you today!
My first card features the Let It Snow stamps (HBS | SSS) as a background for my die cut Lovely Layers Snowflakes dies (HBS | SSS). I started with a panel of lilac cardstock, then used the individual snowflake stamps in the Let It Snow stamps (HBS | SSS) to stamp a panel of custom patterned paper. I started with the largest snowflakes first, stamping them a few times a bit randomly on the cardstock, rotating the paper each time, then moving to the next smallest snowflake, then the next smallest, until I had covered the entire panel with a pretty snowflake pattern. In order to create a bit subtler tone-on-tone pattern, I used Alpine Aster ink stamped off once on a piece of scratch paper so that the intensity of the color was less extreme. After I had finished stamping the background, I trimmed down the panel on the long sides to create a sort of belly band on my A2 card front, adding some ink blending around the edges and splattering the entire panel with some shimmering handmade watercolors for extra magic.
Next, I die cut the gorgeous Lovely Layers Large Snowflakes Dies (HBS | SSS) from some more of the pale lilac cardstock used for my background. These dies have a marvelous debossed detail to them, made even more stunning with a touch of ink blending around the edges! I used more Alpine Aster and added a smidge of Crystal Violet on the very tips of the snowflakes. I trimmed down an A2 panel of Blue Violet cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, then added a couple of strips of Champagne Luxe Glitter cardstock on top and bottom of my snowflake belly band. To enhance the champagne sparkle of the glitter cardstock, I added a few more touches of the shimmering watercolor to the snowflake die cuts, then popped them up on the card front with foam adhesive. I stamped one of the beautiful greetings from Let It Snow (HBS | SSS) and die cut it with the coordinating die, adding a few touches of more sparkling watercolor. The final touch was to add a few Winter Wonder gems for more sparkle!
My second card features the same lavender blue with touches of champage color palette, this time with tons of texture! I embossed a panel of the same lilac cardstock using the Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder (HBS | SSS), then used blending brushes to add Alpine Aster and Crystal Violet ink around the edges, splattering shimmering watercolor on the entire panel and accenting some of the snowflakes with some more of the shimmering golden watercolor.
While that panel was drying, I die cut the Lovely Layers Large Snowflakes Dies (HBS | SSS) from some Champagne Luxe Glitter cardstock. I arranged them on my embossed panel, then used liquid glue to adhere them. I stamped another of the beautiful greetings from Let It Snow (HBS | SSS) and die cut it with the coordinating die, popping it up with some foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few Winter Wonder gems for more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I’m off to go try to find something to do… after the hustle and bustle of the last several days/weeks, it’s odd to not have a million things on my to-do list. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!