Card How-to, Cardmaking

Holiday Card Series Day 8: Snowflake Joy

Welcome back my crafty friends. I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. I wanted to quickly show a low stress card today because, well I feel like most of us are probably still recovering from the festivities.

As you already know, I’m a big fan of ink blending. I feel like this technique works for every  skill level and comes out beautifully every time. But, when you pair it with a great stamp set that just hits all your needs, that’s when it’s magic.

Sometimes I don’t want to take out set after set to complete a card. My craft room gets hit by a tornado on a daily basis, so it nice to just pull out a set that can stand on its own. This season I feel like the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Greetings Mix 1 has definitely returned on my investment. I’ve used it in several card because it has beautiful sentiment, but I wanted to show you that you can use it alone without pulling out other stamps too.

When I shop for sentiments, I try to pick out sets that can pair up well with other supplies, but also are strong enough to be used on their own too. But what does that mean? This means that there is a balance of bother graphic appeal and the actual words. The fonts are interesting with details and there are some smaller accessory stamps too.

Looking at the Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamp set, the Leafy Merry sentiment as well as the large long scripty “Wishing You…” are visually interesting to stand on their own as main elements of a card. The smaller, bolder fonts may not be as strong to be on their own, but the snowflakes included can pair up with any off the words to make a stunning card, which I did in today’s card.

I love this card and how beautiful the snowflakes look against the colors. Most of all, I created this card without bringing out too many supplies or taking too much time.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here:

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