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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

STAMPtember Blog Celebration!

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Hello and happy STAMPtember everyone!  Can you believe that we have rolled around to another one?!  I'm participating in a blog celebration (or party) put on by Simon Says Stamp to celebrate this yearly event.   This isn't a blog hop per se, but a large gathering of lots of crafters sharing tons of inspiration.  You can start at the beginning by heading to the Simon Says Stamp blog.  And since this a party you have to have prizes and surprises, right?!  Well check out the banner for your opportunity to get a free stamp set for a $100 order using the code!  The are other codes and offers to be found so make sure you check out the whole blog party!  I have two cards and a set of tags to share with you today that I made using the beautiful Prismatic Snowflakes.  You can find the new release here.  I also used the Holiday Snowflake Tag die set, as well as sentiments from the Frozen Fractals stamp set and Stained Glass Greetings stamp and die set. 



First up is a set of tags that I made with the two largest snowflakes from the Prismatic Snowflakes set along with the Holiday Snowflake Tag die set.  I stamped the snowflakes on white cardstock with VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed them using pewter embossing powder.  The smaller snowflakes were then inked with Speckled Egg and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks and the larger snowflakes with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress oxide inks.  I trimmed out the snowflakes and layered them on tags that I die cut from white cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass cardstock.  I also die cut the snowflake from the tag set from Memory Box glitter cardstock that has a light blue tint to it.  Those were layered on the tags and the snowflakes layered on tope.  I finished off each tag with different embellishments.   Large jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for one set of tags and small snowflake sequins and Pretty Pink Posh jewels for the other.   Love how they turned out!


The next project is a card that was inspired by some of the beautiful cards that the super talented Yana Smakula creates!   She is so good at creating dramatic backgrounds using stamps and then filling in the spaces with jewels or sequins.  I'm not so great at creating background with stamps, but was able to pull this one off because there are so many snowflakes in the set making it easy to arrange the background.  I simply placed the largest snowflake in the center then around additional snowflakes around the top and partway down the sides.  I stamped the images with VersaMark watermark ink, then flipped my cardstock panel around, removed the large center snowflake, left the others in place and stamped.  I applied gold embossing powder (from WOW Embossing) and heat set.  Once that was done I used Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks to darken the edges of my dark blue panel leaving the center uninked.  The panel was then trimmed down slightly with a rectangle die.  I stamped the word peace from the Stained Glass Greeting set on vellum with watermark ink, applied gold embossing powder and heat set.  This was then wrapped around the panel and secured in the back.  I stamped the sentiment (also from Stained Glass Greetings) on the same dark blue cardstock with watermark ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.  This was trimmed down and popped up on the vellum strip.  Then I filled in most of the gaps using some pretty gold pearls that I had left over from making Christmas cards with my Glimmer and a Spellbinders card kit.   I absolutely love how this card turned out!

The last card was something that I just decided to do well... at the last minute.  Originally I was only going to do the card and tags, but was enjoying making things with the stamp set and just couldn't stop!   I used a sentiment from the Frozen Fractals stamp set and one of the dies from the Christmas Foliage die set.  I stamped the large snowflake on vellum with watermark ink and then heat embossed with a sparkly white embossing powder from WOW Embossing.  The snowflake was then trimmed out and a large Pretty Pink Posh Jewel added to the center.  I then die cut the leafy sprig from some of the same Memory Box glitter cardstock I used on the tags.  I die cut a panel of Sea Glass cardstock and arranged my snowflake and the leafy sprigs on the front.  I didn't adhere everything down at that point as I still needed to stamp the sentiment.  I placed the sentiment where I wanted it, removed everything and then stamped it using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  Everything was then glued in place and the panel adhered to a white cardstock base.   I finished off the design with additional jewels.

Thanks for stopping by and happy STAMPtember!

38 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful work, Rosemary! I love all the ways you used these new goodies!

Cynthia said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love winter cards and will be using your inspiration to make some for myself...just WOW!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!!

Sandi MacIver said...

lovely cards

Gail Spresser said...

Gorgeous cards and tags. Thank you.

Daffodil Cards said...

Lots of WOW's with these tags and cards, they are incredible and stunning. Love each of them and the colours you chose for each too.
Faith x

RobiW said...

So lovely! Just my kind of project.

Dorthy said...

'It's beginning to look like Christmas' --- Your lovely snowflake ideas remind me of the holiday season.

Greta said...

Boy are they lucky to have you participating in Stamptember, Rosemary! I absolutely love each project, but the last one is my favorite! Soft, elegant, gorgeous! I wasn't going to even look at new products, but now I have to consider what you used!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Gail said...

Love the snowflake tags and card. very very nice.

Irishtiger06 said...

Lovely layered tags!

Sarah said...

Lovely snowflakes! Your tags and cards are just beautiful.

glspmichael said...

Thank you for explaining and showing what you did and the variety of feelings you can evoke from the same item. Really beautiful work and I'm thankful I was introduced to your art.

Anne said...

Great use of this stamp set.

Cindy C. said...

Charming projects!! Thanks for the inspirations!

Stephanie said...

Lovely tags and card - snowflakes are always a winner :)

Unknown said...

Love that soft blue snowflake. Classy

Fran said...

Lovely!

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely wonderful

Bunny said...

I love blue and white. The snowflakes are beautiful. Thank you for the code. [Bunny]

Ruby said...

Amazing cards. Love all of them

roseflowerbooks said...

I love the snowflakes and how you incorporated them into such lovely cards. Just beautiful. Thank you for the code.

Jill S said...

I just LOVE that aqua snowflake card. Gorgeous! Thank you for all of the inspiration you shared today.

Beverly said...

Loving all of these, just gorgeous!

Lisa Elton said...

Your lovely snowflakes are the only kind I'm ready for! Wonderful projects Rosemary!

Patty said...

beautiful snow flake cards!

Scrapthat said...

Oh my gosh I love your beautiful snowflakes! TFS

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning projects with the snowflakes, Rosemary!! Just love the sweet tags, the dramatic peace card and the soft thanks card!!

Beth Merrill said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous creations! You've made me look at that stamp set with new eyes!

LmichelleH said...

Love the ornaments, and the Navy and Gold is such an elegant combination. Beautiful

TK said...

SOOO incredibly stunning, Rosemary! All three projects are just out of this world!

Peg Frushour said...

So beautiful! Love those snowflakes!!

Marg said...

I enjoyed seeing how you had different ways of using the stamps. Love them.

Nikki said...

Beautiful!

V. K. said...

These cards have the "WOW" factor. Amazing and dazzling.

Laurie said...

I love that stamp set and you showcased it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous, fresh and stylish tags and cards, Rosemary ... I especially love that last one ... I can feel the delicious frostiness from here! Hugs, Anita :)