Christmas and Snowflake Wishes
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the second weekly Art with Heart Team's Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2021.
The Wintry 3D Embossing Folder was used to dry emboss the centre panel of Basic White card-stock. Wow, the embossing is gorgeous! This was mounted on Balmy Blue card-stock which in turn was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base.
Both snowflakes (cut using So Many Snowflakes dies) and the centre label (from the Hippo & Friends dies) were cut from Basic White card-stock and a second centre label was cut from Vellum A4 card-stock. Metallic Mesh Ribbon, which had been cut in half lengthwise, had been wrapped around the mounted embossed centre panel and tied in a bow prior to the panel being adhered to the card-base. This ribbon adds a delightful touch of light glistening beauty.
The label was stamped randomly with small flurry of snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set using Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' ink. The Fresh Freesia ink was applied lightly in some areas of the stamp with a sponge dauber. To lighten the overall impact of the stamped flurry of snowflakes, the Vellum label was added on top. This muting of the stamping allows the die cut snowflakes to shine.
The die cut snowflakes were arranged and adhered with either Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals. Oh so gorgeous Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems were added to the centre of each snowflake. I'm so glad these gems continued over from last years Mini Catalogue. They are delightful. A sentiment from the coordinating stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' ink and then over-stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Gun. The clear heat embossing gives a shine to the sentiment - which isn't picked up by the camera.
To create the card inner another sentiment from the same stamp set was also stamped in Misty Moonlight and snowflakes were stamped along the side edge in the same colours as used on the front label. A C6 Basic White Envelope was also stamped with snowflakes along one edge.
There is so much more Christmas creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic to be taken to the lovely Christine Blain's blog. I am looking forward to checking out Kate's creation and everyone else's.
Hope to see you next week for the second AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2021. Don't forget that the new Mini Catalogue will be launched in August and has so many gorgeous Christmas products. As demonstrators we have the opportunity to purchase products the month prior to Catalogue Launch and so we are starting to play with the new products as I am sure you will see in this blog hop and will be even more so next week. I'm sure there will be an explosion of further Christmas inspiration.