Delightful amongst the Frightful

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. I love these colors, you don’t even have to be a Frozen fan. Very soft and pretty design, makes me feel like that first fluffy snow, the kind that sticks and is great for making snowmen. :)

  2. I love this card. I have been looking for this years card to make and this is the winner. I just need the supplies to make it.

  3. I just love this idea!!! It is a simple but quick card with sparkly and blingy bits and would work so well in other colours!!! TFS!! I love following your blog via email as I get a bit of inspiration each day!!!

  4. As always May comes up with such fun ideas! Going to go try this. I have lots of inspiration right outside my window!

  5. May, love this beautiful card and the shimmer and snowflakes. My girls are in love with Frozen too; my two year keeps telling me, “mommy we need to talk I want an Anna doll for Christmas.”

  6. I love the colors on this card and how you used the distress ink “behind” the embossed image. Beautiful!

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