Hey friends! Today I wanted to take a "holiday" stamp set and use it for a non-holiday themed card. I created a love-themed design that will work for love, Valentine's, or just as an uplifting encouragement occasion. By consciously choosing different colors for the background, it reinforces the love theme. I layered some stencils for the background which adds depth and dimension (as well as interest) without the bulk and combined sentiments from both Honey Bee (the large greetings) with Simon Says Stamp (the smaller phrase) for added interest.
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Watch the creation of this you are loved snow buddies card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
Hands down one of my favorite stamp sets of the holiday season was the Snow Buddies Stamp Set from Honey Bee. The cute snowmen in the set don't have to be just for holiday, though, and I challenged myself to use this set for a non-holiday design. What I ended up with was a pink on pink love-themed card!
I trimmed apart one of the Winter Wonder Background Stencils and used the border to mask off the bottom edge of the design so I could ink the "sky" with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. Keeping the bottom mask in place, I layered the Simon Says Stamp Reverse Hearts Stencil over the background "sky" and inked Picked Raspberry Hearts for the tone-on-tone heart background! I love adding texture and interest to backgrounds with stencils!
Once the ink on the background was completely dry I stamped sentiments from the You Are Loved Stamp Set along the top edge with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped and embossed the sentiment twice for a bold greeting. The best way to do this is with a stamp positioner tool so you can be sure to stamp exactly in the same place twice!
An additional sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments 2 Stamp Set was stamped on Gina K Passionate Pink Cardstock with clear embossing ink, embossed with white embossing powder, trimmed into a thin strip, and adhered to the background with foam adhesive as shown.
The images from the Snow Buddies Stamp Set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored in with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker color combinations:
Ear muffs: 202 Peach Pink, 200 Sugared Almond Pink, 025 Pink
Scarf: 042 Turquoise Green, 049 Green Shadow
Snowman: 302 Haze Blue, 201 Pink Haze, 999 Blender, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 022 Carmine Red
Bunny & Sweater: 072 Beige, 074 Light Beige, 201 Pink Haze, 202 Peach Pink, 200 Sugared Almond Pink
Bird: 030 Blue, 036 Light Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 055 Pale Yellow
The images were die cut with the coordinating Snow Buddies Dies and adhered to the card as shown.
Embossing paste was applied through one of the Winter Wonder Background Stencils for the look of falling snow and Honey Bee Candy Hearts in Be Mine (white) and Hug Me (light pink) were added to the design. The snowman was finished with Glossy Accents on his nose and Nuvo Crytal Drops in White Blizzard.
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