I’m happy to say I was invited to join Sara Levin’s Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, which happens the second Sunday of every month. For today’s hop I’m sharing the Snow Wonder Stamp Set with the adorable snowman, and ways it can be enhanced with texture. I also want to show how the stamp set can be enjoyed by three types of stampers: beginner, casual and avid.
The supplies for all three cards are in my Product List below.
Let’s begin with the “beginner’s” card on the left, using only six products. First, I stamped the Snow Wonder snowman in Misty Moonlight Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″. The sentiment, also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set, was stamped beneath the snowman in the same color ink.
Next, the really fun part of adding texture with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I remember when I was a beginner, it was so much fun, I wanted to emboss everything. I still do! And, you can see, it didn’t distort the sentiment.
I glued my snowman layer to Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″, which I glued to the Seaside Spray card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Wasn’t this “quick and easy?”
The card on the right is for a casual stamper, using ten products. This time, I began with the Sahara Sand card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock that I cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a layer from Plaid Tidings Designer Paper.
Next, I stamped the snowman in Early Espresso Ink, and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the plaid paper. I used Cherry Cobbler and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to color the holly on the snowman’s hat. Just this bit of color adds a lot, don’t you think?
After gluing the layers together, I added some texture by tying some Linen Thread around the card front. This card wasn’t difficult either, but required a few more products.
The middle card, for avid stampers, required fifteen products, including Dimensionals. I began with a Crumb Cake card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Whisper White cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink, and embossed the layer with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.
“Most wonderful time of the year” is from the Festive Corners Stamp Set. Don’t you love the way it goes around the corner?
Since this is a card for avid stampers, I couldn’t wait to put my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to use with some die cuts. First, I stamped the snowman in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used his Snow Time Die for cutting. A touch of color was added to the snowman’s scarf and hat with Stampin’ Blends. Then, I stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce Ink, and used their die for cutting.
I created the snow drift with a die from the Pine Woods die set, and used the Old World Paper Embossing Folder for texture. The snowman, trees, and snow drift were placed on Dimensionals, and my card was complete.
For more inspiration, the Stamping Sunday designers are excited to share their ideas with you. Clicking on their names will take you to their blogs.
My September Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.
My September Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner October 1st.
Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!
In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.
There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.
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Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!