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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Stamp Set Showcase Week 17 (3) Many Merry Stars

Now, as this week goes on, you will notice (I hope) that the colours I use blend into the next card, and today I have introduced a little pink, Pink Pirouette to be precise.
Why pink I here you ask? I'll tell you why, because when I look out of our kitchen window into our garden when there is snow on the ground and in the skyes, the sunlight reflects though the clouds leaving a pink hue ... and I love it!

And although subtle, I have also used an emboss resist technique so the stamped snowflakes reflect off the card. Again, mimicking the snowscapes we see here at The Warren.
The Crumb Cake layer has been stamped tone on tone to give the impression of the hedgerows peeking out of the snow.

I may be a romantic when it comes to Winter and Christmas, but I am lucky as I rarely need to leave our home, which is just as well, as my wheelchair acts as a snow plough he he. 

And here is the tutorial

Yes ... you begin by making your card blank! You must be sick of me saying that by now, but i am not going to until you ask me to (wink wink).

So, Trim  piece of Whisper White cardstock to 15cms x 30 cms. Using your Metric Scoring Plate and Simply Scored Tool, place the long side at the top of the metric plate and score at 15cms. Fold the score line (away from the score line to prevent cracking of the cardstock along the spine) and burnish the fold with your bone folder. Place to one side away from risk of contamination of inks.

Next, trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 12cms x 12cms.
Randomly stamp a combination of all stamps in the set using Versamark
Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, gently shake off the excess powder, and then give one sharp rap on the back of the cardstock firmly - just once.
Heat set with your Heat Tool
Next is the sponging. If you made yesterdays card, then you can use the residual ink on that sponge to sponge 2 or 3 areas on todays card using Soft Sky, re-ink as necessary.
Now rotate the sponge around to a clean piece of sponge (I cut my sponges into 6 or 8 segments to be thrifty), then ink up a clean piece of sponge with Pink Pirouette ink and sponge again, overlapping the colours in some areas and leaving a little white in others.
Wipe off the any excess ink on the heat embossed areas with a tissue or piece of kitchen towel.
Mat onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock measuring 12.5 cms x 12.5 cms.Wrap around a piece of Silver  5/8" Satin Ribbon and tie a bow. Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the reverse side.
Trim a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 14.5cms x 14.5 cms
Randomly stamp the borders with the snowflake stamps of your choice in Crumb Cake ink. 
Mount the sponged panel onto the Crumb Cake Panel.

Trima piece of Night of Navy cardstock to 12.5 cms x 2.5cms
stamp either end with the smallest snowflake in Silver Encore ink. Mount onto the top section of the sponged panel using a little Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

Stamp a seasonal Sentiment in Night of Navy ink (I have used the sentiment from the Watercolour Winter stamp set (in the seasonal supplement). Die cut using the Project Life Life labels and Cards Framelits. Sponge the label using residual ink on the sponge, including inking the edges of the label. Apply Stampin Dimensionals to the reverse and pop up on top of the night of Navy panel. Add a few Basic Rhinestones and all is done

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Happy Stamping
Kim xxx

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