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Monday, July 27, 2009

The More the Merrier!

I just LOVE the name of this Stampin' Up! set. And I LOVE that it has so many occasions in it!!! An extremely versatile set. It's a level 3 set I pre-ordered in July. I haven't used many of the images in this set but I will. That is a goal of mine this year, to use the images in the sets I buy and the ones I have before they retire!!! SO far it's been ok, not the best but I'm trying!!!

This card was made using the Rich Razzleberry card stock. I just can't seem to leave it alone!!! And have you noticed lately that the mode has been "monochromatic?" What's up with that??? I do own other colors!!! LOL Actually this one isn't 100% monochromatic, the snowmen do have orange noses!!!

The background layer behind the snowmen was fun to create. I took the Snowflake jumbo wheel and inked it up with Rich Razzleberry. I ran the wheel over the card stock and then I set it aside to dry. When it was dry I inked up the clean Snowflake wheel with the White Craft ink. I went over ares a couple of items. Once with fresh ink and then again with the ink rolled off once. It gave the background a bit more depth. It's a fun way to make decorative background paper. I cut it to size (2" x 3") and layered it on a piece of black card stock cut 2-1/8" x 3-1/8".

For the snowmen I cut a piece of white card stock 2" x 3" (it's the same size as the wooden block it's mounted on, that is how I usually cut the card stock I'm going to stamp on). I colored the snowmen in, punched the edges with the Ticket Punch, sponged the edges and taped it to a piece of black card stock cut 2-1/8" x 3-1/8".

I ran a piece of white card stock through the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder. I taped it on a piece of Rich Razzleberry and then ran a ribbon around the layers. I taped it on the backside. I taped that to a half sheet of black card stock that is folded in half.

I taped the layers in place but the card still needed a little something more. I punched out a Rich Razzleberry snowflake using the new Stampin' Up! Snowflake Punch. Isn't it just sweet? I want to get the snowflake stamp that matches it!! That will be LOTS of fun!!! I LOVE snow!!

Anyway, that is all there is to this card. If you make the background part first and let it dry it won't take you long to make this card. It's that waiting to dry that takes time. You can use your embossing tool to speed up the drying time!! Anything to make it go faster!!

This was a very fun card to make!!! Now I'm off to make some banana bread. I have bananas on the counter begging to be used and I thought I'd make banana bread with them because tomorrow I am getting more groceries and more bananas. For me there is a fine line of when a banana is edible!!! Somewhere between the green on it and black spots on it stages!!! I HATE squishy bananas and I hate crunchy ones too!!! LOL The ones in the kitchen are soft and spotted. Perfect for banana bread!!! So off I go to bake!!

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda

1 comment:

Sara Paschal said...

The snowflake background ROCKS great job on the layering of this one! It is a cute image!