Wednesday, October 20, 2021

SSS Peace on Earth, Snowflake Edges

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Today I'm sharing two pairs of cards featuring the Snowflake Edges stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's Peace on Earth release.

I really love how delicate and lacy the snowflakes in this set are, and how they take a lot of the guesswork out of where you put your sentiment.  

For my first set of cards, I created two base panels using light washes of watercolor.  I was going for a pretty subtle look, slightly darker around the edges and lighter in the middle.

Once the panels were dry, I ran them through my die cutting machine.  This helps flatten them out a bit if they have warped from the watercoloring/drying.

I placed the corner snowflake image in my MISTI, stamped with Versafine, and embossed with Distress embossing glaze.  For the brighter card I used Broken China and for the moodier card Weathered Wood.  I turned the panel 180 degrees and repeated.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Large Joy dies once each from white and red cardstock and then mixed and matched them to create two complete layered die cuts.  

These were popped up over the snowflake panels, and I used secondary sentiments from the From Me Christmas Sentiment Strips and Reverse Sentiment Strips to finish things off.  I did vary the orientation between the two cards to mix things up a bit.

For this second pair of cards, I worked with the large border image from the set.

Again, I started by prepping a couple of panels.  This time they were inked with Distress inks.  I knew I was going to use Weathered Wood Distress Embossing Glaze, so I was trying to get a complementary look.  I used a combination of Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass, and Evergreen Bough until I got the tone I was looking for.  Again, I tried to keep the center of the card lighter than the edges.

To give the backgrounds a bit more texture, I added some light splatters of water as well as white watercolor.

The panels were then fully dried with my heat gun to make sure I wouldn't have issues embossing.

The large edge piece was placed in my MISTI, and I stamped with Versafine and embossed with Weathered Wood Distress Embossing Glaze on the top and bottom edges of the panel.  This time I didn't do so symmetrically, but varied where I placed my panel in the MISTI for a more organic feel.

The sentiments, also from the set, were stamped with Altenew black ink.

I love the moody feel of this second pair and how perfect they are for mailing, nice and flat, but still lots of dimension and interest.  These would be pretty easy to mass produce if you are looking to make a bunch.

1 comment:

  1. Really Beautiful cards!!! I can't wait til this set gets here!!!