Check out how fun these cards are!
The first card, and one of my favorites, was made using this new snowflake stamp from Hero Arts, Handdrawn Snowflakes. This stamp, which is a "cling" style of stamp, is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
- Stamp the snowflake image onto dark blue, iridescent card stock (4" x 5 1/4") using aVersamark ink pad
- Apply the embossing powder one color at a time... Start along the edge of the image, apply a little bit of Detail Gold embossing powder to the snowflakes (make sure you don't cover the entire image!), shake off the excess powder and put it back into the container. REPEAT these steps for the 2 other colors of embossing powder, Detail Silver and Detail White, until all the snowflakes have been coated.
- After you have applied the embossing powders to the entire image, heat-set it.
- Finish off the card with 2 ribbons.. a bit of thin dark blue ribbon and a bit of matte gold ribbon.
- Mount the entire image onto the card base which is white card stock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") folded in half
To make the card:
- Stamp the snowmen images onto white card stock
- Color the snowmen using markers or colored pencils
- Use the Slider Dies "On the Right Track" from Taylored Expressions to cut-out the slider track. Wendy cut it out of a piece of dark blue snowflake paper (5 1/2" x 3" ) from Reminisce
- Take 2 pennies and put a pop-dot on ONE of the pennies
- Cut 4 strips of black chipboard (5 1/4" x 1/2"). Make 2 rows of the chipboard so 2 pieces are stuck together and use double-sided tape to adhere them to the UNDERSIDE of the dark blue snowflake paper.
- Put a penny BEHIND the slider cut-out and put the penny with a pop-dot on TOP of the other penny. You should end up with 2 pennies with a pop-dot between them that slides across the card.
- Mount the dark blue snowflake paper onto a piece of white paper (5 1/2" x 3 1/2")
- The card base (11" x 4 1/4") is folded in half, and using the little snowflakes from the Snowman Trio stamp set, stamp the snowflakes along the edge using Majestic Blue Versafine ink.
- Tape the dark blue/white paper down onto the front of the card, leaving a little bit of the light blue paper exposed so you can see the little snowflakes peeking out.
- Now, cut out the snowmen. Using The Ultimate Glue, adhere one snowman to the penny on the front of the card.
- Take the cut-out from the slider dies and put it on the INSIDE of your card. Take the other 2 snowmen and glue them onto the inside of your card as well, Wendy glued them on top of the slider die cut-out.
- Use dark green paper as the base of the card (11" x 4 1/4") and fold the card in half.
- On the front of the card, Wendy cut out of piece of Alpine Trees paper by Aunthentique (4" x 4") and mounted it onto the front of the card onto the dark green paper.
- Take a piece of Stardream Bronze paper (3 5/8" x 3 5/8") and a piece of acetate (3 5/8" x 3 5/8"). Use The Ultimate Glue to adhere the acetate to the back of the Bronze paper. (I usually wait about 10 minutes for it to fully dry)
- Next, just like with the last card, cut strips of chipboard measuring 1/4" wide and cut the strips into 3 1/2" pieces and make 4 stacks of 2.
- Glue the chipboard in place on all 4 sides like you see in the picture below... but BEFORE you glue it down onto the Alpine Trees paper, add in your shaker bits!!
- Wendy used a combination of Hero Arts Sequins and new Metallic "Toppings" from Queen & Co... she just used a pinch of each.
- Once you have added in the shaker pieces, carefully attach the shaker front to the Alpine Tree background paper using The Ultimate Glue.
- Add a tiny bit of brown metallic ribbon (10" is good, you can always trim it down) and that's it!!