So I was inspired to create this sugar plum fairy card with these amazing CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to honor our family traditions. Isn't she pretty? She is great for a holiday card, but also a thank you card, or even a wintery birthday card too! So fun!
Which by the way ALL Holiday CAS-ual Fridays Stamps are on Sale...stock up and get your favorites while you can. AND check out the Retired list too, because they are at rock bottom prices and when they are gone, they are gone forever! And they make great gifts or stocking stuffers for the crafters in your life.
I started with an A2 piece of white water color cardstock and did an ink smooshing technique to create this amazing background. Once dry, I did a 2nd generation stamping technique that involves a double stamp. Using my MISTI stamp tool, I inked up some snowflake stamps with a light lilac distress ink and clean the stamps gently.
Then keeping everything in place (paper and stamps) on my MISTI, re-ink the snowflakes a 2nd time and stamp right over the now light snowflakes using a clear ink, so the color shows through. Then sprinkled with holographic embossing powder for sparkle and heat set. And that's how you can turn any dye ink into an embossed product. And adhere background panel to the card base. Fun right?
Next I created the snow bank from white textured card stock using a hillside die cut and added glitter glue to the top edge for a snowy sparkle effect. Once dry, I did another 2nd generation technique, but this time I stamped the sentiment with a dark blue distress ink, then stamped again with the clear ink over the top, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. And adhere to the card panel with dimensional foam tape.
I also did 2nd generation stamping again and stamped her on white cardstock in a purple distress ink, then again with a clear ink over the top, sprinkled with holographic embossing powder to make her sparkle and heat set. Then cut her out with the matching die cut. Added adhesive gems to her tutu, her hair, and the snowflakes in the background to make this sparkle even more. Then added an action wobble spring to make her dance and adhere her to the card to complete this traditional classic.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays! ~Kim
Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge-D1218 (sparkle, blue, winter holidays)
MIUCB #20 - Anything Goes + optional twist of No Stamping
Challenge #322 - Make Your Mark (I made my mark with inks and heat embossing)
HLS December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge # 42 - Anything Christmas Goes
HOLIDAY SEASON CHALLENGE (ALL SEASONS)
Muse Challenge #293-Free for All
Crop Stop December Link Party #46-Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge #165 - Die cuts
Simon Says: Warm Winter Wishes
Christmas Card Throwdown: Dec-Pick a Previous 2017 Challenge-(I chose Technique/Stash CCT16 - August 2017-Embossed Impressions. I heat embossed the snowflakes, sentiment, and the sugar plum fairy image)
Supplies: Casual Fridays Stamps and Die Cut: Sugar Plum Fairy, Bring On The Snowflakes, Ballerina Fri-Dies; Ranger TH Distress Watercolor Cardstock; American Crafts Cardstock-White (snowbank) and Lt. Blue (card base, not seen); Ranger Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Milled Lavender, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon; Versamark Clear ink; Ranger Mini Mister; Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder and Clear Embossing Powder; Marvy Uchida Heat Tool; Sizzix Big Shot Machine; Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies-Stitched Hillside Borders #LF772; Recollections Adhesive Gems @Michaels; Ranger Icicle Stickles glitter glue; Action Wobble Spring; Scotch 3M 3D Foam Tape; Scor-Tape 1/4"
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