Delightful amongst the Frightful
When it comes to -holiday stamping, one thing I like to do is find fun ways to play with a lot of inks and colors while creating unique gifts and cards for my loved ones. May Flaum here, and today I’m excited to share with you some snowflake covered fun! With two Frozen obsessed girls here, I decided this holiday season I will be doing lots with snowflakes.
The first thing I like to do is to use white embossing powder to stamp and heat set an image or sentiment.
After you’ve heat set your image, begin stamping in various colors. I recommend an ink like distress ink that will easily rub off the embossed area and not stick.
What I love about this is you get dimension right from the start. I love doing this on gift tags and gift wrap as well as cards. Just keep stamping, and don’t worry about that embossed image in white.
Once you’ve got enough stamped images in various colors, come back with a foam blending tool and softly add light colors. Start from the embossed image so that it is the most vibrant and gives contrast under the image to help it pop.
I stuck to shades of blue, but you could create with any variety of colors! Once satisfied with your coloring the fun can really begin! What I love about having a motif like snowflakes is that I can then add different products to add in texture and dimension! I die cut (from vellum) some snowflakes, used some sequins, and also brought in some stickles and gems to finish things up.
I love how this turned out, and how much fun I had! I often work onto cards like this when creating with some new products and ideas, then branch out into other projects.
beautiful card i am going to try to do it thanks for the inspiration
I don’t remember if I left a comment. I love May’s style of crafting and I love this card! Thank you
Love this idea, especially with the use of distress inks as they blend so nicely. Love the collage snowflake scene on your card, those sequins are a perfect touch of twinkle!
Love the different shades of blue on this card.
Awesome card May! I don’t know much about the movie, but I love all the snowflakes. :)
Beautiful, distress ink has such endless possibilities:)
Wow!! This is beautiful!! Going to have to try it!
Love the purplish blue and sparkles/white combos!
Lovely card! Love all the inking.
great card, love the colors, thanks for sharing
This is beautiful, May!! I love the snowflake theme and appreciate the tips on how to re-create this card. I’m going to give it a try!
I just love to play like this with inks! Beautiful!
Beautiful Blue color shades you use for this card. Beautifully also the text in white.
What a great card and wonderful technique! Thank you for sharing!
I have three granddaughters that are in a Frozen comma. I have been trying to figure out their cards this year so thanks for this great idea. Hugs Jeanne
So beautiful. Love the many shades of blue.
I love any excuse to use distress ink! The snowflakes are such a fun theme and can be used for Christmas or any other card during the winter. Great card!
Beautiful card! I love that technique!!
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Wow gorgeous card
Beautiful May! I’ll have to do one for my Frozen obsessed Granddaughters!
What a beautiful version of “cluster stamping.” Ill definitely be trying this out.
Love how the white embossed words stand out. So pretty.
Wow, what a gorgeous distress inked background!
Really like the way your card turned out!
Very pretty! Love snowflakes on cards done in blues.
So pretty. Love the way you created the background and the pretty blues you used.
Pretty card with all the different shades of blue and the contrast of the white embossing.
Love this! Its so pretty!
Beautiful card. I have a couple of snowflake stamps and your card has given me some ideas. thanks
Love all of these shades of blue.
I just ordered the snowflake sequins & some waterfall embossing glitter… can’t wait to try this out!
Great layering! Love the sequin snowflakes and the vellum snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. LOVE the snowflakes and the pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.
Love how the embossing pops!
Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the ideas!!!
You combined two of my favorite themes – snowflakes and embossing!
love this technique with the layers of texture & color~ thank you.
Frozen-lover or not, this card is gorgeous!
I love this technique! Thank you for sharing it. It’s beautiful and fun!
Delightful certainly. Certainly NOT frightful!
stunning! Will be giving it a whirl for sure!
Skeptical at first, but this turned out so pretty. TFS .
Beautiful snowflake card!
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