Making My Own Snow

I am just about desperate for snow. We live in South Carolina, a state with perpetually warm temperatures and little chance of flurries. Now I'm originally from Iowa and this corn-fed girl needs some snowflakes every now and then to keep the winter spirit alive.

So I decided this week to work on a project that involved snow - in the paper form. If I can't see any, I can at least create some. (But only God can make a snowflake, you know!)

These are a couple of masking techniques, using one piece to cover up another and stamp ink around it. If you're craving snow as much as I am, these might just do the trick.

For the snowflake frame, cut a 3x3 inch square of cardstock. Cut a 2.5x2.5 inch square and adhere it in the center of the larger square.

Using an embossing ink pad, coat the exposed edge with embossing ink. Sprinkle with light blue embossing powder and heat with heat gun.

Remove the center square and stamp a snowflake in the middle with embossing ink. Sprinkle with powder and heat to set.

For the snowflake background, punch a small snowflake using a paper punch. Using your tweezers to hold it in place, stipple brush over and around it with blue ink. Move the snowflake to
another part of the card and repeat,
like random stamping but in reverse.

To complete the card, stamp your message in a coordinating blue ink, then double mat it. Adhere both pieces to the background. Then let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! You an use these same techniques for scrapbooking, card making and any other paper craft you want to emboss.

Comments

  1. You make me wish I could unearth all my stamping supplies! We'll have to "play" rubber stamps together sometime, Laura. It's been too long for me. Thanks for stopping by IHATH today!

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