It’s not too soon for snowflakes…

Hi Stampeders!

We have already had some flurries at our property in Northern Michigan which caused me to get out the snowflake stamps today.  The largest image is from the Two Cool Dudes retired set as well as the smaller image from Snow Buddies.

I used Whisper White card stock  and my Sizzix Bigz Die to cut out the base tag.  I could keep cutting and cutting these shapes because I just love ’em!

I stamped the large snowflake image in VersaMark ink and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Power.  The clear would work perfect too but I wanted a subtle glisten to my flakes.

I used Marina Mist Classic Ink for the smallest snowflake images.  To highlight the embossed snowflake all you need to do it sponge on the same Marina Mist ink gently all over the embossed image.  I also added Night of Navy Classic Ink into the immediate center to add depth.  Stamp the sentiment with Marina Mist also and ink the edges of the tag.

I tied a generous length of 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon-Marina Mist through the hole and it done.  Don’t you just love the fancy knotted look.  It’s so different from the basic slip loop.  I think it adds another touch of detail that adds to the uniqueness of the tag design.  Add some of the gorgeous Rhinestone Jewels into the center of the flakes and you are finished.  Super simple and fast!!!!  I hope you’ll try this technique with many stamped images.  *Hint*  Choose a bold (not too detailed) solid stamp image for  embossing to achieve the most dramatic look.

A Fun Coneflower

Hi Stampeders!

I haven’t used my Awash with Flowers stamp set for a while and I truly can’t tell you why.  I really love the variety of flowers in this set but I guess I’ve just been slacking with my creativity lately.  For my design below I turned the image upside down to make it look like a coneflower.  This is a very versatile set to work with!

Today’s cards come in a variety of colors.  I sell these on my Etsy shop where my buyers can make choices for their own sentiment and inside message.  I have a selection of three Stampin’ Up! card stock colors to choose from for each card front.  Once the buyer tells me their preference I complete the card.  It’s a fun way to play with color and also make a custom card too.

Design A Card-Pink Coneflower Design A Card-Yellow

Design A Card-Blue Coneflower Design A Card-Orange Coneflower

I used Melon Mambo,  Garden Green and Bravo Burgundy for the first card.  The second card has Summer Sun, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip.  The bottom row’s blue card has Marina Mist,  Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight and the final card has Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.

Design A Card-Blue Coneflower Design A Card-Blue Coneflower

I always add a stamped image onto my envelopes too!  If you are interested in seeing all the photos to these fun Expressly Your Style card line please visit here.