Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Snowflake Embossing Adventure...

Hi folks, I had such a fun embossing adventure, playing with the gorgeous Comfort & Joy stamp set from Simon Says Stamp Holiday 2018 Limited Edition Card Kit. The kit has sold out but, at the time of writing, the stamp set was still available to buy separately.

I love snowflake images and the snowflakes in this stamp set are gorgeous, 7 in total ranging from large to teeny weeny, perfect for creating backgrounds. And before you know, I had another 3 cards for my Christmas Card Box.  This is a long post with lots of step-by-step photos, so perhaps you might like to make yourself a cuppa and find a comfy chair.

I trimmed Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock to be slightly smaller than an A2 card blank. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and Simon Says Stamp Intense Black heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold, Ranger Superfine Clear and Superfine White embossing powders. ( I stamped and heat embossed each colour of snowflake before moving on to the next).
I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White. I tapped the Versamark ink pad around the edges, dipped the panel into Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold, heat set and matted on to the A2 card blank.

I arranged the snowflakes on a panel of Kraft card in my Stamp Platform, inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear.
I coloured the images using Arteza pencils
I stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear and Superfine White and coloured the JOY sentiment with the pencils.

I re-stamped the centres of the two main snowflakes on to white card using Ranger Potting Soil Archival, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear, fussy cut, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added splatters of White Gesso.

I trimmed the panel at the top and bottom, added to an A2 card blank and added strips of Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Design Tape.
I trimmed a panel of Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red cardstock to measure 5.1/2" square, stamped the largest snowflake with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold.
I repeated with a smaller snowflake, heat embossed with Wow Clear Sparkle
I filled in the blanks with smaller snowflakes, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White, Superfine Clear and Antique Gold 
I fixed a strip of vellum to the panel and stamped the sentiments from SSS Stained Glass Greetings inked with Versamark and SSS Intense Black and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White and Clear.
I added a gold embossed edge to the panel as before
I die-cut Simon Says Stamp Kate Snowflake 3 times from white card, layered together and heat embossed the centre using a Quickie Glue Pen with Antique Gold. 
Well done, if you made it this far. Thank you for sticking with me and it's my turn now to make myself a cuppa and dive in to the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit which has arrived just in time to create this year's gift card holders.

Have fun whatever you are creating and I'll see you all soon.
Hugs Kath xxx

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4 comments:

Janette said...

Morning Kath, Oh my word these are gorgeous again, so pretty and festive just love them...xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kath, love the embossing and wonderful designs.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

Three absolute beauties Kath! I love the contrast you created on each of the cards and those snowflakes are gorgeous too! I always enjoy seeing how you bring your designs together. Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Your cards are stunning Kath, particularly love the red one with the gold embossing xx
TFS and hugs Annie x