So, how many of you like snow? I have to admit that I really do . . . at least the idea of snow. It is so pretty when it is falling, and where I live in Virginia, it doesn’t stick around too long. Seeing my boys building a snowman or sledding always makes me so happy. But then there is the shoveling and the driving in it and then it gets icy and slushy. So I have a better solution . . . stamped snow! We all know that Stampin’ Up’s snow stamps are amazing and I’m so excited to share the new Best of Snow Stamp Set with you.
When I saw the pretty snowflake, I immediately thought about glitter. And not just any glitter, but the Silver Stampin’ Glitter from the holiday catalog. This naturally led me to consider the Sliver Glimmer Paper, too—or even better, putting them together. So I chose both the snowflake and the new Let It Snow stamp from the set for this card . . . and got glittery! I inked Let It Snow with a Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock. While the stamp coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch, I chose to cut it out so that there was no border on the stamp. Then I cut a snowflake out of Sliver Glimmer Paper using the Festive Flurry Framelit Dies. Using another of the Framelits, I cut a snowflake from Whisper White Cardstock and then stamped that layer with the snowflake from the new stamp set. Using VersaMark ink first, I applied Heat and Stick Powder followed by Silver Stampin’ Glitter. After popping up the middle snowflake and the Let It Snow stamp with Stampin’ Dimensionals, we have a pretty and oh, so sparkly celebration of snow—with none of the clean up!
So I mentioned snowmen before. They are a favorite at my house! The stamped variety are even better because they actually stay perfect after you make them. I love the two little snowmen stamps in Best of Snow. The first is an old favorite—I know you recognize him! I created a quick and simple little card to showcase him. Stamped with a Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, I watercolored this guy using a Blender Pen and Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake inks. Conveniently enough, these coordinate with the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape set so I used that as an accent. The Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provided some texture. To add a little sparkle, I applied Multipurpose Glue along the ground part of the stamped image and sprinkled on Silver Stampin’ Glitter. Then I finished it with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
The last little snowman looks a lot like his hedgehog friend ! So very cute! I thought this stamp was a great match with the Chalk Talk Framelit Dies. I inked up the stamp with an Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad. Again I used a Blender Pen and Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler inks to color the image. Then I cut it out with the Framelit, (cutting a second, identical shape from Early Espresso Cardstock). I snipped the Early Espresso layer in half and placed it behind the stamped image to create a framing effect. The Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack and the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape were the perfect background for our adorable pair. I added a sentiment from Petite Pairs and topped it off with a Neutrals Designer Button tied with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.
I hope you enjoy these projects and I know you will love getting this new set. And maybe, just maybe, this will help you get really excited about snow!
2013 Artisan Design Team