Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Giant Snowflakes

One of the stamps that I was playing with on the weekend was a giant snowflake stamp from Tattered Angels. I bought this 12x12 sheet of clear stamps several years ago on sale but I have never actually used them - I always get distracted by my "new toys" instead. This giant snowflake stamp is so big that it can't actually fit on a card -and I had to go and but a new stamping block just to be able to use it.

Here is the first card:

This card was inspired by Virginia's View Challenge to get out my Distress Inks. The card itself is very simple - the white embossed snowflake sponged over with some Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Evergreen Bough ink. I then splattered the card with some Perfect Pearls, Picket Fence Distress Stain, and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. The card was finished of with a silver embossed MFT greeting on a piece of  vellum and a few clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins. A very simple card but so much fun to make! I will link it to the following:

For my second card, I decided that I wanted a little bit more white space so I knew that I would cut a panel. I used the sketch from CASe this Sketch as inspiration for the layout.

I white embossed the snowflake onto a piece of watercolour paper, and then I watercoloured the piece with Twinkling H2Os - I love these! They sit in the back of one of my drawers, and every time I take them out, I always think about how I should use them more often but I seem to forget. They blend so well and they leave a shimmer when they are done (it is not really captured in the picture but it is really pretty!)

I die cut the panel using a MFT die and I adhered it to a regular white card base. I used a Jillian Vance stamp set to silver emboss the Feliz Navidad on the card front. As a side note, I often try to make my greetings in the recipient's mother tongue - I think that it makes the card more personal. My husband is Danish and I am desperately looking for some Danish greeting stamps to use on the cards I send to his family - no success so far so I would appreciate any information anyone has on where I can order some! I will link this card to a couple of challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!!!!


  1. Gorgeous cards Jill :-) Both are lovely, the colours and snowflakes are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. So very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  4. gorgeous Jill, wonderful use of the distress ink x

  5. That snowflake is massive! Beautifully detailed too :) Love the distress ink background and splatters - a lovely wintry feel.

  6. That huge snowflake is just gorgeous! Your distress inking is perfect! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. Did you say "12x12 sheet of clear stamps"? Wow! I've never seen such a big stamp like that. Anyway I glad you had some time to play with your old stamps. (I need it too. It's true I'm easily get distracted by new stamps.) Love your both cards! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Have a lovely festive season and all the best for a happy (and crafty) 2015!