S oft and pretty holiday card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Balmy Blue Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Basic White Cardstock
Rub a Blending Brush across the open Balmy Blue Ink Pad to get it inky. Lightly rub the inky Blending Brush all over the large, vertical white cardstock piece. Get more ink on the Blending Brush as needed. Let the color go off the edges of the cardstock a little.
Tip: I just clean my Blending Brushes when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
As you are ready to stamp using the Snowflake Wishes Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp. Put a piece of paper (Grid Paper works great) on top of the Mat to protect it from ink.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Snowflake Wishes Set on an appropriate size block. Ink it up with the Balmy Blue Ink Pad. Stamp it in the lower right corner of the blended vertical white rectangle about 3/4" from the bottom edge.
Mount the larger grouping of multiple small snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Balmy Blue Ink Pad. Stamp off on Grid Paper. WITHOUT RE-INKING, stamp it on a diagonal across the top of the card as shown. Remember to re-ink the stamp each time and stamp off each time. Let some of the images go off the middle left and upper right sides of the cardstock.
Cut a 4-3/4" piece of the White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the bottom of the stamped and blended white rectangle just below the sentiment. Flip the cardstock over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the white rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Balmy Blue card.
Carefully punch a snowflake from a sheet of Wonderful Snowflakes.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the punched out snowflake to the front of the card so it is centered over the stamped snowflakes in the upper left corner.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the front of the card so it is centered under the sentiment. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a gem from the sheet of Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere the gem to the center of the snowflake punch out.