Beautiful Blizzard Countdown To Christmas Class

Hi Stamping Friends!

I enjoyed a much-needed long weekend over the past few days and I'm back with the third class from my Countdown To Christmas holiday class series!  This class is a favorite of mine because of the pretty snowflakes and the "Too Cool" color combinations!  I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Today, I'll be sharing one of the 3 card designs up close!


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November Beautiful Blizzard Class-To-Go Kit

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Register by November 11. Mails around November 16

Create 12 wintery snowflake-themed cards with the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set.  Kit includes stamp set, bonus products, pre-cut card supplies, envelopes, instructions PDF and video tutorial link. Thinlit Add-On option available!

Register by Sunday, November 11


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The watercolor-esque wash images in the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set provide a gorgeous background for the Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes on these Countdown To Christmas cards.  I especially adore the color combination…a lighter version of my "Too Cool" colors in purples and teals!  Let's take a closer look at what you'll be making with this kit!

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Background Basics—I started by stamping the large wash image from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set in Pool Party ink diagonally across a 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I inked the smaller splotch image in Highland Heather, stamped off once and stamped onto the background.  I added about three of these splotches of color, slightly overlapping the Pool Party images. 

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Finally, I stamped the mini snowflakes image in Balmy Blue several times along the same diagonal swath.  The layer is adhered to a 5" x 3-3/4" Basic Black cardstock, then mounted onto a Highland Heather card base.

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Sweet Sentiment—I added a 4-4/8" x 3/4" strip of Balmy Blue across the lower half of the background to create a base for the greeting.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a 3-1/4" x 1/2" strip of Whisper White.  I fishtail cut one end of the strip, then popped it up with Dimensionals, flush to the right edge.

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Snowflakes Accents—I finished by die-cutting some Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes using the Blizzard Thinlits die and topping them with Rhinestone Jewels!  Oooh, this thinlits die is special! 

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I love that the Blizzard Thinlit is just one die!  With just one die, you get 18 snowflakes in a variety of sizes!  All of the cards in this class kit feature snowflakes from this cool die!  It also makes a lovely background after the die-cuts are removed.  And, when you pair it with Embossing Mats, you can create a beautiful snowflake texture…but, we'll save that for another card!

TIP: When die-cutting with thinlits, I recommend using the Precision Base Plate for clean cuts and easier release of the die-cuts.

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—I always like to mix it up, so all of the cards in this design have different color card bases.  This one features a Balmy Blue card base with a Highland Heather strip across the middle.  Otherwise, the stamped elements are the same.

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Three Cool—The third card features a Bermuda Bay card base and Highland Heather strip.  I replaced the stamped snowflakes with a dotted image in Balmy Blue ink.

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Four Cool—The final card has a Pool Party base and a Balmy Blue strip, also with stamped dots in Balmy Blue.

Which Color Combination Is Your Fave?

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