The flowers in the First Frost stamp set look like they are watercolored, and gorgeous in Lovely Lipstick, this pinkish red color.

By Su Mohr for cts291; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: First Frost, masking technique, Subtle Textured embossing, heat embossing, Detailed Trio Punch; #firstfrost #watercolor #stampinup #handmadecards #christmascards #maskingtechnique #christmascards

First Frost Christmas Blessings


I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with layers of Sahara Sand and Whisper White. The rounded corners of the layers were easily made with the Detailed Trio Punch. 

The envelope flap is decorated with a piece of Neutrals 6X6″ Designer Series Paper, cut 5 3/4 X 2 1/4″, and trimmed to fit.



I stamped the top flower in Lovely Lipstick ink on the Whisper White layer. I wanted two more flowers to appear beneath one another, which is the reason for my masking technique.

The First Frost stamp set comes with the Frosted Bouquet die set, so I die cut two flowers from sticky notes to use in the process. I placed the sticky note (yellow flower) over my top flower, and stamped the middle flower. Then, I added a sticky note over the middle flower, and stamped the bottom flower. 


I was inspired to use the masking technique by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch. See the three overlapping circles?


Babies Breath seemed like a good addition, and I could use the same sticky notes. I wanted to keep it understated, so I stamped the Babies Breath in VersaMark, sprinkled White Embossing Powder, and shot it with the Heat Tool to set.

The linen look was made by using the Subtle Textured embossing folder, running it through the Big Shot in both directions.


The sentiment, “Christmas Blessings,” is from the Christmas Pines stamp set, which I stamped in Sahara Sand ink prior to embossing. For that little something extra, I added three pearls. 


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