Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wandering Words and Shimmery Christmas Snow scape

One of the cool sets in the Holiday Mini that caught my eye the first time I looked through it was Wandering Words. Three unique good-sized stamps with a fall, Christmas and love theme are included. I love the flowing images they each one bring to a composition, perfect for horizontal cards!

First I brayered Bashful Blue ink over Whisper White cardstock that had a 1 3/4" circle mask for the moon. Once I got the Bashful Blue smooth (takes a while) I then sponged on some Brocade Blue. The mask was removed, the negative circle mask was laid over the empty circle and the new Frost White Shimmer Paint was swirled on with a Sponge Dauber. Wow, what a shimmery moon! I then laid this aside to dry. You can get an idea of the shimmer in the smaller photo below, but like glitter, pictures don't do the shimmer justice. (Photography is a challenge these days anyway because of all the rain and dreary skies for days and days)

Next I took a quarter sheet of white and, using my rotary cutter from the Cutter Kit, freehand cut the slope from left to right, then cut the right-hand slope. Frost White Shimmer Paint was added to these pieces with the Sponge Dauber. I heated this gently with Heat Tool to dry it quickly then layered these onto the brayered sheet forming the snowscape.

The reindeer sleigh stamp was inked with Basic Black Classic ink and stamped onto the sky and moon. Next to make the trees and snowflake, I used the Big Shot and the SU Merry Details Sizzlet to cut these out of Whisper White that had already been daubered with the Frost White Shimmer Paint and dried. I applied these to the snowscape then this layer was adhered to a Real Red cardstock layer. A ribbon and bow of 1/4" Red Gingham ribbon was adhered to the top corner, then the entire thing was layered onto a Night of Navy card.

Stamps: Wandering Words, inside sentiments from Christmas Cardinal set.
Inks: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Merry Details Sizzlet, Big Shot, 1/4" Red Gingham Ribbon, Glue Dots, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Cutter Tool Kit, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Brayer.

This was a fun adventure to make; I was just trying things out all the way. I'm happy with how it turned out; this card has a lot of beautiful shimmer and I LOVE that! The Wandering Words set, Shimmer Paint and Merry Details Sizzlet are found in the Holiday Mini Catalog; everything else is in the large catalog. Contact me if you have any questions about purchasing these or any other Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you a creative day!



Debra said...

I think this may be my most favorite design with this stamp set. It is absolutely gorgeous! I I will definitely be casing this one. Debra

Sharon Carr said...

I just love all the components that went into making this great card. It's so very special!

Mary Davidson said...

Margaret, just saw your post on LNS. Your card is fantastic!!! I always forget about the cutter in the cutter kit. Thank you for such a clear explanation of how you made it. It's beautiful!

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