I have a confession to make. I did not purchase very many Christmas sets from the Holiday Mini this year, until I found out which ones were carrying over. Then I think I ended up with almost every single one! I am a sucker for Christmas sets, and I keep 98% of them. Let's just say that if someone wanted to come make Christmas cards at my house, they might be a tad overwhelmed with the available options... I mean, I have a snowflake section!
SO I really didn't need another snowflake stamp set. But this one is sooo cute!! :)
- Cut a watercolor panel to 4"x5¼", stamp the various snowflakes in Versamark, sweeping from upper left to lower right. Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat set.
- Tape the watercolor panel down to a board with painter's tape. Wet the paper with an Aqua-painter or a watercolor brush. Add Dapper denim to the left upper and right lower corner, tipping and turning the board to get some movement and blooming of the color. Dry with heat tool.
- Repeat the previous step two more times, using Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party.
- Spatter some clean water across the panel, let sit for 30 seconds or so, then dab off with a clean cloth.
- From a scrap of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, die cut the "peace" die from Christmas Greetings thinlets.
- Cut a 1½" strip of Vellum, lay the peace diecut over it so you can figure out placement for the sentiments, then stamp the sentiments with Versamark. Sprinkle with Silver embossing powder and heat set.
- Dovetail the left end of the Vellum strip, adhere the "peace" with the Fine-Tip glue pen. Stitch the Vellum strip to the watercolor panel with sewing machine and thread. Add a little Fine-Tip glue behind the diecut on the back of the Vellum strip and adhere to the watercolor panel.
- Adhere the watercolor panel to the Thick Whisper White card base.
- For the inside, I used a technique to create a subtle watercolor look to the snowflake stamping. I inked the stamps up, stamped off once, then spritzed lightly with a couple pumps with the spritzer filled with water, then stamped on the lower right corner.
I did learn a lesson, again, about the painter's tape... if you reuse it, the tape does not stick as well and will let some of the watercoloring leak underneath it. I am ok with it on this project, but it could really ruin the look of something that needs a nice crisp edge.
I have a little help from the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #210
And the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #178:
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