Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cold Frosty Morning

  No it's not a cold frosty morning here in Central Virginia yet.  Though being originally from Connecticut I don't think it ever gets as cold here as it does up north.  Some Richmonders would disagree with me on that though (thin blooded that they are).  I don't really consider 40 degrees that cold.  You know it's really cold when you walk outside and the inside of your nose freezes after taking one breath.  I don't think that has ever happened to me in Richmond thus it's not really that cold!  Ha!  And I know those of you up in Canada just laugh as us southerners!  Anyway back to the real reason we're all here...stamping.

  I had my lovely group of stamping ladies over Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for a Christmas/Winter Stamp-A-Stack.  This was one of the cards they made....Cold Frosty Morning.  While it doesn't show up well in the photo we lightly daubed a bit of Vanilla Shimmer Paint onto the trees and it makes them look like they are covered in a layer of ice and snow.  Add in the snowflakes stamped on the base of the card and the Northern Flurries die cut snowflakes and you have a regular cold snowy morning!

  The base of the card is Crumb Cake stamped with Serene Snowflakes also in Crumb Cake.  The frosty tree panel is Whisper White mounted on a piece of Not Quite Navy.  We used a clear block to stamp the Baja Breeze shape and then stamped the trees right over the top of it in Not Quite Navy.

  I already mentioned the Shimmer Paint ice on the trees but just a quick tip on applying it with the sponge daubers.  You don't want to soak your sponge dauber in the paint just pick up a little bit at a time otherwise you'll get blotchy spots, you just want a light little shimmer.  You can always add more but you can take it away once it's there.

  I pre-cut all the snowflakes for my ladies and poked out all the little pieces which was quite a job.  A tip on using the Glimmer Paper with the Northern Flurries die is to gently peel off one of the backing layers of paper.  It will then be a bit thinner and the die can cut the paper easier.  Punches generally work really well with the glimmer paper so that is an option as well.  We layered a Not Quite Navy snowflake with a Glimmer Paper one and topped it off with an adhesive rhinestone.  The snowflakes are adhered together and to the card with mini glue dots.

  Oh and not to forget...the right side corners are all rounded for a little bit of extra detail.

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  Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Serene Snowflakes

Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake

Paper: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Paint, adhesive rhinestones, Northern Flurries strip die, corner rounder, glue dots


  1. Oh, wow, Amanda! What eye candy you have for us today! This card is gorgeous. I love snowy scenes, and you have done a beautiful job with this one! Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! Hugs...

  2. This is stunning! I love the clear block stamping!

  3. What a pretty and wintery card! Thanks for the tip on using the shimmer paint to make the trees look covered in ice! I love how pretty the trees are in winter when they're covered with ice and snow :).


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