Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor Christmas Card with Inlaid Embossing

Hello friends. Today I have another Christmas card for you. It uses the Snowflake Splendor suite of products from the 2020 Stampin Up August to December Holiday Catalogue.

I love how this card turned out with the pastel colours. There isn't any stamping on this card; it's all punched, die cut or embossed. I have used the Inlaid Embossing technique on the main layer which creates texture and interest. Instructions are below (but it's so easy!).

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I love the variation in colourin this Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. This one I have used for the background looks like it has been created with sponging and inking. It's beautiful to create with.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Inlaid Embossing Technique Instructions

Inlaid embossing just refers to the pieces you add to the card, also being included in the embossing. For this card:

  1. Start with a piece of the Snowflake Splendor DSP 9.9cm x 14.2cm which I adhered to a piece of cardstock the same size for extra weight.
  2. Punch three pieces of coordinating Snowflake Splendor DSP, using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.
  3. Adhere these evenly across the centre of the card using glue or Stampin' Seal.
  4. Emoss this whole piece in the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.

Here's the piece before it was embossed.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

and here is the piece after it was embossed  with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to create the Inlaid Embossing.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

After I had completed this layer, I sponged the edges in Misty Moonlight ink (using a sponge dauber) and then placed it onto a thin mat of Balmy Blue Cardstock, and onto a base card of Highland Heather.

Next I die cut the snowflakes in Balmy Blue Glimmer paper and Balmy Blue cardstock, using the So Many Snowflakes Dies, and popped one of the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems in the centre of each (they come in different sizes which suited my project). For the sentiment I used my Word Wishes dies and Purple Posy cardstock.

Stampin Up Snowflake Splendor 2020 Christmas Card using Inlaid Embossing Technique. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Word Wishes Dies are a super versatile die set to own as you can create so many different die cut sentments. You can get even more sentiments when you combine it with the coordinating stamp set called A Wish for Everything. Here's a look at these two great products.

Stampin Up Word Wishes Dies. Available in Australia from myu online store or direct with Claire Daly.

A Wish for Everything Stampin Up Stamp Set. Available in Australia from myu online store or direct with Claire Daly.

I hope you like today's project. I realy love how it turned out and it's nice and sparkly for Christmas.

Other Projects using the Snowflake Splendor Suite of Products

Three cards using a single 6x6" piece of DSP HERE.

12x12" Scrapbook pages HERE and HERE

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Stampin' Up! Mountain Air stamp set with ink blending for the sky and moon.

Today I have another version on an ink blended card I showed you last month. This one has different colours and I really like how they work together. It uses the Stampin' Up! Mountain Air stamp set from the 2020 Annual Catalogue and I have used Stampin' Up! sponge brayers to create the ink blending effect. There's also a bit of the Very Versailes Stamp Set in there, again from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've created a video to show you how I achieved the ink blending and moon on this one.

I just love the Stampin' Up! Sponge Brayers for ink blending. They are really affordable and for just $14, you get two handles and 4 replaceable sponge heads.

Stampin Up Sponge Brayers. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My colours for the brayering are Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody and So Saffron. My base card is Crumb Cake, and I added a thin mat of Basic Black around the stamped layer.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To embellish my card, I have used Gilded Gems.  My sentiment and the stamping on the banner under the sentiment, are both from Very Versailles stamp set. I also used this for the leaves and branches at the top of the card.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. First up, Very Versailles.Stampin Up Very Versailles stamp set. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Then Mountain Air. This stamp set also has coordinating dies, and you can also stamp the solid for each mountain range shape using the reverse of the stamps. It's a fabulous set.

Stampin Up Mountain Air stamp set. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Water Lifting Stamping Technique using Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird Stamp Set

Hello stamping friends. 

Today I have a technique card for you. I love how this one turned out, especially with all that texture behind the stamped panel. The stamp set featured today is the Free as a Bird stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Water Lifting Technique Instructions

I think this technique is officially called water lifting, but I also like to also refer to it as reverse watercolour, as instead of adding colour with our Water Painter Pens, we are removing it.

Here's how I created the stamped panel:

  1. I used a sponge brayer and a Misty Moonlight ink pad to create an ombre effect on the thick Whisper White cardstock I had cut with the Stitched Nested Framelits.
  2. I then stamped my image from the Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird stamp set in Jet Black Stazon over the brayered ink.
  3. The Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads are really reactive to water, so when you paint over the image with a Water Painter, it lifts the ink in that spot. I just kept on doing this in areas I wanted to lighten.

I have a video showing this technique. It features another card, but the technique is exactly the same.

I really love the edge effect you get with the diet cut Stitched Nested Shapes. They are a really versatile die set. 

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the dies:

Stampin Up Stitched Nested Labels available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.I wanted to create lots of texture on this card, so I used the Subtles 3D embossing Folder on the Cumb Cake layer, and then added several different trims and embellishments under the stamped shape. You can link to all of these products in my online store, using the links at the end of the post. Here's what I have used:

  1. A strip of Misty Moonlight patterned DSP from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack
  2. A strip of Misty Moonlight Twill ribbon
  3. Two strips of Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim
  4. Some looped Braided Linen Trim
  5. Some wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements (love these for neutral embellishment and texture)

You can view a video showing how I attach looped ribbons to create texture on my projects HERE.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. 

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Wishes and Wonder Christmas Card using Inked Embossing Folder Technique.

Hello stamping friends.

Today I am back with a Christmas card using Wishes and Wonder bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue). It also uses one of the pieces I made in my Inked Embossing Folder video in my last post.  

Learn how to make a handmade 2020 Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products including Wishes and Wonder stamp set and coordinating dies and some of the newest 2020 Christmas patterned paper for cardmaking. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder as the inked embossing folder piece on this card. I just LOVE this embossing folder for Christmas 2020. It's a 6x6" 3D Folder which gives you lots of embossing space. You can find the links to all the products I have used today, at the end of the post. I have used Gray Granite ink over Shimmery White cardstock on this piece. I have also used Gray Granite for my base card.

Learn how to make a handmade 2020 Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products including Wishes and Wonder stamp set and coordinating dies and some of the newest 2020 Christmas patterned paper for cardmaking. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used two different Designer Series Papers on this card.  The first one is the Plaid Tidings DSP with lots of different coloured plaids. I love some of the bright bold ones, but today I have used the subtle Crumb Cake pattern.

Christmas 2020 cardmaking patterned paper. Plaid Tidings by Stampin' Up! 6x6" 48 sheet pad available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia.

The second Christmas patterned paper I have used is Trimming the Town. I particularly love the piece that has all of the Christmas sentiments in lots of languages. I have used this on the die cut label in the card. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock before die cutting to give some extra weight.

Christmas 2020 cardmaking patterned paper. Trimming the Town by Stampin' Up! 12 double sided 12x12" 48 sheet pad available in my online Stampin' Up! Store in Australia.I have coloured the gold embossed sleigh using the dark Cherry Cobbler and dark Real Red Stampin' Blends. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red, and the circle as well as the shape it's placed on are cut from the coordinating dies (as is the sleigh). To finish my card I have used the Wonderful Gem embellishments, and the Forever Greenery Trim combo.

Learn how to make a handmade 2020 Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products including Wishes and Wonder stamp set and coordinating dies and some of the newest 2020 Christmas patterned paper for cardmaking. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's another look at the Wishes and Wonder Bundle. This is a great versatile bundle for 2020 and I have already made quite a few cards with it. You can find them linked at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Wishes and Wonder stamp set and bundle for Christmas 2020. Available in my online Stampin' Up! store in Australia.

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Other cards made with the Wishes and Wonder bundle HERE, HERE and HERE.

 

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Sponge brayered sky and moon with Stampin' Up! Mountain Air and Very Versailles Stamp Set

Hello stampers. Coming to you safely at home during the Melbourne curfew hours of 8pm to 5am. Honestly, today was so cold, there was no way I wanted to be outside anyway! It even snowed in the outer suburbs, and it was 7 degrees at 3.30pm in the afternoon. Brrrr.

Today's card was inspired by a photo I took in Rome last year, at dusk. I loved the colours of the sky so much I wanted to try and create a similar look using sponge brayers.

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Here's what I came up with. I added a moon in there too, and because I didn't have any stamps of the Rome skyline, I used the mountain scenery stamps from Mountain Air which I absoutely love and must play with again very soon.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used the retired Purple Posy ink pad, as well as a combination of Petal Pink and Blushing Bride for the sky. For the other stamping I have used the Very Versaille stamp set and the Mountain Air stamp set, with Memento Black ink.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have also used the Very Versailles stamp set for the sentiment (Stamped in Basic Grey), and some stamping from the same set on a strip of Purple Posy cardstock. The embellishments are from the Elegant Faceted Gems embellishment pack.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I created the banner ends using the fabulous new Banners Pick a Punch, which punches two different banners in 3 different sizes, so it's really 6 punches in one! Great value and a huge timesaver for perfect banner ends every time. 

Stampin Up Banner Pick a Punch. Buy in Australia from my online store.

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. First up Very Versailles which is one I have used quite a bit.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up! Buy in Australia from my online store.

Here is Mountan Air. This is my first creation with this stamp set, but I can't wait to play some more. I have shown it here with the coordinating Majestic Mountain dies. This is one of the current bundles where if you purchase them together you will get 10% off.

Stampin Up Mountain Air Bundle. Buy in Australia from my online store.

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I'm really pleased how this card turned out. Hope you like it too. The sponge brayers are such a cool tool. If you have never used sponge brayers to combine colours before THIS VIDEO I created to go with one of my weekly tutorials, gives you a good run down of the technique to do the sky and moon (it is essentially the same card using different colours).

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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