Snow Much Fun Multi-Panel Card

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…

Dee's thanksgiving

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.

Snow much fun mp 1    Snow much fun mp 2

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:

Snow much fun mp embossing 1 

First, I lined up one side of the snowman with the edges of the snowflakes, then ran it through the Big Shot.

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Next, you'll line up the outer edge of the Northern Flurry Folder along the edge of the snowman. 

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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. 

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I highlighted the embossed texture with some pearlescent Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Snow much fun mp dauber    Snow much fun mp dauber 2

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.

Snow much fun mp lace  Snow much fun mp ribbon

Other Card Details

Complete Supplies List:

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    3 thoughts on “Snow Much Fun Multi-Panel Card”

    1. Love the card, but I’m concerned about your dog. Was there any chocolate in that chocolate chip bag? Chocolate is poisonous to dogs. They can’t process it. Google it & see what you find. The darker stuff is harder on them. If I’m gone too much, Stamper goes into his crate with a ball filled with a little peanut butter or his dinner. Something to occupy him. They get bored. He’s okay for up to 5 hours once in a while, but if I leave 3 times in one day, I could find a chewed up pen or marker somewhere. For some reason, he’s more interested in my stampin’ stuff than food.
      Good luck with your dog. What a cutie! I’m sure you want to keep Lucky around a long time.

    2. Ann, thanks so much for your concern. No, there was absolutely no chocolate in the garbage (I used every morsel in my chewy bars). He only got some leftover pizza and mac & cheese, thank goodness! I’m very aware that chocolate is bad for dogs. My craft room door got left open a couple years ago and he ate a bunch of Hershey’s Nuggets. We had to give him ipecac and he was so sick for a whole day. Scared us to death! Take care of yourself and Stamper Dog! 🙂

    3. Angie,
      Tell Lucky “bad dog”. I am glad he is okay. I imagine you were very freaked out when you came home. I am in love with the step cards. This one is “snow fun”! I love all of the details like the shimmer paint, the pearls, the embossing, etc. Thanks for sharing.


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