Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I had to share a photo of what we came home to after our dinner at my sister-in-laws house…
Lucky had apparently had a little Thanksgiving dinner of his own via the garbage can! He's very proud of it, too, "See what I did, Mom?" He had a tummy ache and moaned and groaned all night, but he's OK now.
I'd also like to give a shout out to my international stamping friends! When I check out the Feedjit Live Traffic Feed on the lower left column, I'm always surprised to discover all the people checking in from Canada, Austrailia, the UK, India, the Phillipines…so many places all over the world! Thank you all for spending a little time visiting my Too Cool Stamping blog! *waves*
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Today's Two Cool Cards project is a Christmas multi-panel card, like the Field Flowers Multi-Panel Card one from a few months ago.
Card CASEd from Lauri Randolph: Snow Much Fun.
The tall snowman from the Snow Much Fun stamp set works perfectly for this style of card! Even the sentiments are the perfect size for the front panel!
Measurements: You can find all the measurements for this card at the Field Flowers Multi-Panel Card post. I altered this card to have a little wider center panel. Instead of 1" wide side panels, I made 3/4" ones, so you would make that adjustment for the cut marks. But, everything else was scored the same.
Northern Flurry Embossed Panel: After stamping my snowman with StazOn Black, and watercoloring with a Blender Pen and Classic Ink Pads, I textured embossed the background with the Northern Flurry Impressions Folder.
TIP: Make sure that your StazOn Ink is completely dry, otherwise the pressure of running it through the Big Shot will transfer the ink onto your embossing folder.
I had to do some finagling to make the texture wrap around the snowman. You can't just emboss one side, then the other, or your original side gets smooshed down again. So, here's what worked the best for me:
First, I lined up one side of the snowman with the edges of the snowflakes, then ran it through the Big Shot.
Next, you'll line up the outer edge of the Northern Flurry Folder along the edge of the snowman.
Finally, as you add your top Cutting Plate, make sure it is just inside the edge of the Folder. We don't want to put pressure on that Folder edge, because it could make an embossed line on the snowman.
Then, I carefully run only the edge through the Big Shot, cranking the handle just enough to catch the edge, then reversing the rotation and backing it out.
I highlighted the embossed texture with some pearlescent Frost White Shimmer Paint.
I shake up the paint before opening, then dab the dauber on the inside lid of the jar. The Sponge Daubers are just the right size, and the lid has just the right amount of paint! Very lightly, I dab the paint onto the snowflakes. I also dabbed a little on the snowball, too.
Other Card Details
- I added the Lace Ribbon Border Punch to the front bottom panel to simulate snow.
- I didn't have any red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, so I used my Real Red Marker to color on some Very 1/8" Very Vanilla Tafetta (or you could actually use 1/8" Real Red Taffeta).
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—Snow Much Fun
- Ink—Blender Pen; StazOn Black: Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Sahara Sand, River Rock, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight (card #1), Pacific Point (card #1), Classic Ink
- Paper—2011-2013 In Color Patterns Paper Stack, Brights Patterns Paper Stack, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Whisper White, card stock
- Accessories—Frost White Shimmer Paint, 1/8" Very Vanilla Tafetta (colored with Real Red Marker or 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ), Pearl Jewels
- Tools—Northern Flurry Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL
You can purchase all the supplies to create this card at my Stampin' Up! Online Store!
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