Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. My craft fair was a moderate success and I did get to spend Sunday stamping and catching up (and CLEANING my studio!)
I love making Christmas cards…especially those with snowmen and snowflakes. Of course, I had to buy Serene Snowflakes in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog.
My design team challenge over on LateNightStampers is to create a single layer card. Now…you KNOW that is SO not me! I love layers! I had a really hard time thinking of what to do until this popped in my head!
I started with a base of Confetti White cardstock because it has a heavier weight than regular Whisper White cardstock. It is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half. I stamped the Serene Snowflakes and Four the Holidays words across the front in Night of Navy Classic Ink. I used my circle punches in different sizes and punched them thru scrap cardstock to make templates. Then I took a sponge dauber and Bashful Blue Classic Ink to make the circle shadows in the background…just swirled the ink around the opening of the template. Tip: Start with the large one and then fill in with the smaller ones. I made sure that one of the circles covered the center of the large snowflake.
It is hard to see, but I did add some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of each snowflake and the tips of the larger one. I wrapped some Silver Stretch Cord around the left fold and tied a bow. Clean and simple! It would be easy to make a lot of these for Christmas cards!
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Set: Serene Snowflakes (115438), Four the Holidays (115921)
Classic Inks: Night of Navy (102977), Bashful Blue (105209)
Cardstock: Confetti White (102028)
Accessories: Silver Stretch Cord (109866), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Crystal Effects (101055)