Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let It Snow

Good morning Mint Owl friends! It's Cassie here, with another card to kick us all into holiday crafting gear. Today I'm combining a new set with an old set and loving the results. I started by pulling out my Banner Sentiments 2 stamp set to use with my Mini Banner Die set. I love that the sentiments that can be used with these dies keeps growing!

To start out I die cut one of each of the banners. I love the size of these because they fit so well across a card panel. I also pulled out my Dear Santa stamp set because it has a few cute little images that fit well in the banners. I stamped each of the images on a banner with VersaMark and then used white embossing powder and heat set them. To make the embossed images pop I added color to the banners with my ink blending tool and Distress Inks. I've been on a non-traditional Christmas color kick so I picked Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.
For the background I also used Distress Inks to create a snowy night. I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle out of some Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I pulled the two different size dots from the Trim The Tree set. Using the VersaMark and white embossing powder I stamped the dots all over the panel to make snow. Then I splattered the panel with water to make it look like smaller snow flakes. I'm from Minnesota so trust me-I'm an expert on snowfall! :) I used Broken China and Blueprint Sketch again to make the sky.

Finally I poked holes in the banners and strung some aqua cord through. I taped it on the back and attached it to my card base. And now I've got another card to send for the holiday season! How many cards do you have ready for the winter? Thanks so much for joining me today, and I'll see you again soon with another card!

2 comments:

  1. Cassie, I love these banners and your card is just too cute for words! LOVE IT!

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