From today until February 14th not only will I have a creative love inspired project for you, but one of my wicked crafty friends will too! It is a 14 day long blog hop! I am so honored that these girls are offering up their time and creativity and sharing it with me and more importantly YOU! So, be sure to hop back to my blog each day until Valentine’s Day- Take a peek at what I have created for you and then I will also share with you another inspiring link to check out as well!
Sharing the LOVE! Since this is the season of L-O-V-E be sure to leave me a little love and my hop participants a little love as well throughout this series. (hint: we LOVE comments) Let me know in the comments how you are sharing the LOVE of this blog hop- you can share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The more times you share, and the more days you share the better your odds of winning! I will be randomly picking some sharers and posting them and the prizes at the end of this series.
Now- let’s get to the good stuff!!
I suppose when I first started creating my projects for this blog hop/series I wasn’t 100% in the mood to start creating things that looked like typical Valentine’s because as you can see here this isn’t typical either. For this card I finally got to use the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil. I had seen a lot of cute projects with this stencil over the holidays but it was back ordered. Being in New England, you can put snow on things well into March and I also envision this used as not just snow. I have also been taking the Online Card Class: Stenciled this has definitely inspired me!
On my ranger craft sheet I taped down the card, and then the stencil over it with Post It Tape. I then used an old hotel room key to swipe the white embossing paste over the stencil. Since I am using my Ranger Craft Sheet, any access I will be able to scrape back up and put back in the container. I used my heat tool to dry the paste because I was impatient 😉
For the metallic snowflake I use a Maya Road chipboard snowflake– I coated it with versamark to get it all sticky then I used a mixture of white ultra thick embossing enamel and perfect pearls and poured it on the snowflake. I then heated it with my Ranger heat tool. Note: while the snowflake is still warm you can dip it back in the Ultra thick embossing mixture to coat any areas that are still exposed.
I put some little star sprinkles in a glassine envelope, and trimmed the top of the envelope with my good ol’ cloud decorative scissors ( I still love them even if they are old school). I actually used glossy accents to seal the envelope shut and to attach the snowflake to the card. Finished off by this sweet little “hello there” sentiment from Mama Elephant, the heart is an added bonus!
As always if you ever have any questions about my cards, feel free to ask in the comments or email me 🙂 I LOVE teaching people new things about papercrafting!
Today for my creative friend I have Elena. She is on the Lawnscaping Design Team with me. I love her clever creations and admire the photography she does of her work. Plus I secretly want to go to one of the parties she throws- she is amazing at the decorating!! Here is a peek of what she has in store for you, be sure to visit her blog and remember SHARE the love 😉 and see you tomorrow!