Hello friends! Into October we go! Today I’m sharing some quick and easy Christmas cards using the new Snowflakes stencil from Paper Rose. I love working with stencils, there are so many different techniques you can create (and products you can use with them!). Let’s get into it.
To recreate your own set of Snowflake cards you’ll need the following goodies:
- Paper Rose Snowflakes Stencil
- Paper Rose Christmas Sentiments Stamp set
- Paper Rose Merry Peek-A-Boo Die
- Paper Rose Congrats Layered Die
- Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies
- 1 sheet Neenah Solar Crest Classic White 110lb cut into 4 equal rectangles
- 1 11cm x 15cm panel Neenah Solar Crest Classic White 80lb
- Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China
- Silver pigment ink
- Versamark ink, Silver glitter embossing powder, heat tool,
- Snowflake embossing folder
Before starting to assemble, use your stencil on 3 of the Neenah 110lb panels and ink one in Tumbled Glass, one in Broken China and one do a blend of both in an ombre style (blend one colour into the other) and then set these aside to dry.
Card One: I took the remaining panel of Neenah 110lb and die cut one Merry Peek-A-Boo from it. I then ink blended over the merry in Tumbled Glass with it fading out towards the edges.
I attached it to the front of the panel then cut the panel down using one of the stitched rectangle dies. I used the word “Christmas” from the Christmas Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed it in silver glitter powder.
I attached it with foam tape and finished the card with a couple of sequins.
Card Two: I’ve used the scrap of Neenah 110lb to cut a congrats die cut and have then coated the whole word in Versamark ink. I then covered it in the silver glitter powder, heat embossed, allowed it to cool slight and repeated the process to give me a more raised and rounded effect.
I set it aside to cool properly. I then attached it to the front of the Broken China panel which I had die cut with the same rectangle die as above.
I used the silver pigment ink to stamp my sentiment onto a scrap of paper and mounted it with foam tape, and again finished with my sequin mix.
Card Three: I’ve taken the Neenah 80lb panel and embossed it with my snowflakes folder. I then used one of the smaller rectangle dies to cut out a panel from the ombre snowflake panel and glued it down.
I then used the last scrap of my Neenah 110lb and stamped the ‘merry christmas’ sentiment in silver pigment ink and again finished with the sequins.