Brrr!!! It sure got cold outside all of a sudden! And, there's even a chance of snow showers tonight! SNOW! Gosh, I'm not ready for the real white stuff…I'd rather play with the glittery stamped stuff…because it's Snow Much Fun!
CASEd from Diane Hughes.
What a super fun & wintery card design to make! Two Cool Window Sheet cards! I'm making these with my November Stamp Club tomorrow night! Let me know if you want to join us!
The tricky part of making a Window Sheet (ie: acetate) card is that you have to try to cover up the adhesive on the back of your layers, otherwise it shows right through! That means you must strategically place card stock layers on all four sides of your card.
I started with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Window Sheet folded in half with a Bone Folder to lay down flat.
Then, my project was layered like this:
- 5-1/4" x 4" Wild Wasabi on the back of the card.
- 5" x 3-3/4" Marina Mist on the inside back of the card.
- 3" x 3-1/4" Riding Hood Red on the inside front of the card.
- 2-3/4" x 3" Whisper White stamped piece on the front of the card.
SNAIL adhesive works fine for this project, as long as you're not stingy with it.
The only adhesive I had showing were the Dimensionals on the back of the Modern Label punched sentiment. Oops! I didn't realize it until I opened the card. I plan to change that by adding another Modern Label punch on the inside.
Stamping On Window Sheets
Because of the glossy, non-porous surface of the Window Sheets, the only ink that will truly stay on is StazOn. I used StazOn White with the Delicate Doilies set to simulate snowflakes (oooh, it's another great versatile idea for that non-Christmasy set).
TIP #1: If you stamp off the edge of the sheet, be sure not to accidently set your sheet in the ink left on your scrap paper. Been there, done that, way too many times!
TIP #2: StazOn Ink dries quickly, so you may need to refill your ink pad more often. The White StazOn comes with a refill inker. (You have to purchase the Black StazOn Refill Ink separately—do it!)
TIP #3: Clean your stamps immediately after stamping with StazOn, otherwise you'll have a heck of a time getting all the ink off later. The StazOn Cleaner will definitely help remove it, especially if you use an old toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies of the rubber.
Snow Much Fun Coloring
I used two different methods of coloring: the first card is colored directly with Markers and the second is colored with Classic Ink Pads and a Blender Pen. You can see that the Blender Pen watercolor technique provides a smoother, blended look.
- Stamps—Delicate Doilies, Snow Much Fun
- Ink—Blender Pen, StazOn White, StazOn Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie Markers. Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
- Paper—Window Sheets, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Rhinestone Jewels, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
- Tools—Modern Label Punch, StazOn Cleaner, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, SNAIL
You can purchase all the supplies to create this card at my Stampin' Up! Online Store!
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