Tuesday, October 21, 2014

All is Calm Winter Tree hand-stamped CardMaking tutorial

I love the visions of snowflakes as they fall to the ground... then again, this is usually on television because here, in Southern California, we don't see snow.  This stunning All is Calm Specialty Designer Paper gives me the feel and excitement of the beauty of snow filled winters while I enjoy my mild temperatures.  Celebrate, create and deliver some Very Merry winter wishes with this cool hand-stamped card.
For this card you will need:
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (wood 128655/clear 127793)
And Many More stamp set (wood 134273/clear 134276)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper (135823)
Lost Lagoon ink pad (133644)
1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137)
All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments (137383)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Embossing Buddy (103083)
Versa Mark ink pad (102283)
Silver Embossing Powder (109131)
Heat Tool (129053)
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When stunning papers, metallic accents, and classic rubber stamps come together to create a stunning winter scene that is cool and sure to delight.

Tool Tip Tuesday:  Get the best Embossed images when you prep the surface of the paper!  Simply using the Embossing Buddy and rub it across the surface will fill any nooks and crannies in and eliminate the oils on the surface of the paper.  This will allow the Embossing Powder to adhere to the Versa Mark inked image and nothing else.  An easy step that will allow for a better Heat Embossed image!

Take the 5-1/4"x4" piece of the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper and rub the surface using the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the image of the tall Pine tree from the Lovely As A Tree rubber stamp set and Versa Mark ink on the front of this snowy paper.  Cover the image with Silver Embossing Powder, shaking off the excess.  Heat set using the Heat Tool for a hand-stamped, embossed silvery tree.
It's all about the accessories... take your hand-crafted card (or wardrobe) to the next level with you accessories.  Here thread the 1/8" Silver Ribbon into the All is Calm Snowflake.  Wrap it around the front of the card, allowing space to stamp the 'Very Merry' from the And Many More rubber stamp set in Lost Lagoon In-Color ink.  Jazz it up with the addition of the largest of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a pretty accent.  Layer over the Whisper White cardstock base for a clean and elegant look.
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No matter where you live, you can enjoy a little Snowflake and Winter love with a pretty hand-stamped card.  This hand-crafted card uses Silver Embossing Powder, Accents and stunning Paper to create a Calm and Pretty Wintery scene that will stand the test of time (and while cool won't chill you - lol).  See how fun it is to combine the Embossing on the Patterned Designer Series Paper for additional WOW.  Perfect for Winter, Christmas and more - this hand-stamped card will look stunning where ever it lands.

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