Card How-to, Cardmaking, Holiday Card Series

Day Eight: Snowy Friends Card

Holiday Card Series

Hello and welcome back to the Eighth Day of my Holiday Card Series. Today I am sharing a card using some smaller stamp sets from Brutus Monroe. Sometimes if I’m not familiar with a company, I start off by using smaller sets to see if I like the quality of the stamps without making a huge investment. Stamp sets like this usually run under ten dollars and give you a good sample of what to expect from a company. Naturally, Brutus Monroe products are wonderful, and I am pleased with the Snow Deer set and the Holiday Tags set.

To make this card, I wanted to create a faux snow globe using a ink blended a background panel. I using Distress Oxide Inks in the colors Speckled Eggs, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire. Since I didn’t need an entire panel, I primarily put color down within the area of the die shape I was using. I ink blended the lighter colors toward the bottom and used the darker colors on top of the dome. I cut out the the arch using a die from Pink & Main and added splatter to the back ground with water and then Perfect Pearls.

Once the arch was dry, I stamped some snowflakes using the Holiday Tags set in Versmark ink and then applied some Ranger Snowflake embossing powder over them. I heat set the powder with my heating tool. Snowflake embossing powder is such a pretty embossing powder and it gives a very different look than just an iridescent shine. There are specks of gold that add interest.

I colored my images using Copic markers. While I thought the image was very cute and I loved the end result, I had a little trouble coloring. I couldn’t really make out what I was coloring in the background. I had to make some adjustments, but in the end it all turned out fine. Remember, you can always change something if you’re having difficulties.

I attached my images to the arch along with a little snow hill so that my colored images had a place to sit. I mounted the images to a snowflake embossed background panel (the embossing folder is a very old one from Cuttlebug called Large Snowflakes) and finished the card with a red stamped “Be Merry” sentiment from the Holiday Tags set.

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

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