Hello and welcome to Day 4 of our Fall+Winter Release Preview Week.
Today is the last Preview Day before the Big Reveal tomorrow and our New Release Blog Hop. We are so excited about all the new products coming to the store on September 15th! Enjoy more fabulous stamp sets today and fantastic creations from our Design Team. They had a blast playing with all new stamps, dies and embellishments.
These Fall and Winter themed products will be available On September 15th!
I started off by stamping and colouring images from the Sweet Holiday set and die cutting them with coordinating dies. For the background I cut out scalloped rectangle die, heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and starry sky with clear glitter embossing powder. I created snowy hillsides by cutting out scalloped rectangle from white cardstock and cutting hillside shapes out of it.
For my card base I layered heavyweight white cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ with red cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″. I thought this would help me frame my scene and tie in the red elements in the stamped images with the rest of the card. I then glued everything to my card base, and, for a finishing touch, I added a few of the newly released Snow Crystals around the sentiment.
Winter holidays are my favorite, so there was no question about what I want to create with the Sweet Holiday set. I like making shakers for every season, especially winter. I started with die cutting a scalloped frame for the shaker. I inked the background, stamped, coloured and die cut images for the scene. I covered the background scene with acetate, that way sequins won’t touch the house, nor the snow banks in the background. Now I just need to arrange the characters and – my favourite part – fill the shaker with sequins. I used Iridescent Magnolia Fusion; Vintage Sheer Fusion; Majestic; Silver Dust Seed Beads and Clear Dust Seed Beads.
As soon as I saw the new Friends of winter set I fell in love! Thats why I decided to stamp all of the images and colour them with my alcohol markers. In the end, I only ended up using the Santa on this card, but I will use the others on another project. I wanted to keep the card quite simple so I blended only two colours of ink in the background. I left the bottom part of the card white.
While the colours were still wet I used some perfect pearls on top of them for a lovely shimmer. The last thing on the background were the white splotches that I made with white paint. I just had to try new Dotted patterns – scalloped frames die, so I put it as a focal point behind my Santa. I trimmed the background just a bit for a nice white border around the edge. It looks like the white splotches are snow so I stamped the sentiment that says Let it snow from Friends of winter set to finish off the card.
Olga created fun and colourful wobbler card for today’s preview. Those googly eyes are just perfect to add to the images as another fun detail.
We hope you have enjoyed this look at Sweet Holiday Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies and Friends of Winter Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies! Come back tomorrow for the Big Reveal of our Release and a Blog Hop filled with fabulous and inspiring projects!!