This is what I woke up to this morning. Almost a foot of snow and still snowing. Just in case you are wondering here in Northern Utah the kids still went to school. I’ve heard it takes 2 feet to get a snow day.
Yes clearing off the card to get to work was lots of fun. Thankfully I get to stay home in my nice warm house since it’s my day off. Hopefully I don’t have to go rescue my husband. He took the car over the mountain so we shall see.
You can see a little better how much snow there is on the untouched swing set.
So in light of all the snow I thought that my Let is Snow card would be the perfect throw back Thursday. This is another card that I created for Artisan a couple years ago, but apparently never shared.
So this is the front of the card. This card is very unique and different. Personally I love it. So The card base is just a regular card. I can’t remember if it opened or not, but I think it did so you could write a message inside. The blue background is a fun technique. I used the white glossy paper that I wish we still sold. I took a baby wipe and put three dots of reinker in different colors going across the wipe then I wiped it on the glossy cardstock to give it kind of a rainbow look. Once that was dry I inked my snowflake with versamark and stamped my snowflakes then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then used a dark blue reinker and a sponge to sponge over the top so the snowflakes were the only think to show the lighter colors. The embossing powder resists the ink so you can see the colors underneath.
This card has some fun layers to it. I folded a white paper. I believe that it’s a 4 1/4 tall by 11 scored at 2 3/4 on each side and 5 1/2. Then folded accordion style. I attached a piece of sticky strip along the side where it was being attached and covered it with the Silver Glass Glitter. This isn’t the best picture, but it gives you an idea of how the card folds up.
So this the the card as it’s opening up. Of course the front is a darling picture of my son playing in the snow. I used a mini clip to hold it shut when you aren’t opening it.
As it starts to unfold you can start to see the magic int he card. I used the Snow Much Fun set that is now retired to create a fun winter seen.
Here’s the finished card all opened. My favorite part is the snowflakes that are attached to some bakers twine. The snow men are stamped and embossed with black embossing powder before they are colored. It’s kind of hard to see but I also used some of the Dazzling Details on the snow ball and sides of the snowmen to make them sparkle. The snow is stamped in white and embossed with white embossing powder to make it pop.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to think outside of the box a bit. Here’s one more piece of inspiration. This is a wall hang I made using the same technique that I used on the background of my card.
I used the scallop square die and the alphabet die to cut out the background and the letters. Both were cut with chipboard and covered in white cardstock. I hang this one up every year. I still love it.
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