Paper Craft Crew #225 – Simon Says Stamp – Frozen Fractals (January 2017 kit)
Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! I was MIA for the last challenge since I had a lot of things going on, but it's great to be back! This week we have a sketch challenge:
I really loved this sketch, so it was just a matter of choosing something that was just screaming to be used. On the top of the pile was the January 2017 Simon Says Stamp kit, with the set Frozen Fractals. Here in this part of Michigan at the moment, we have no snow, which doesn't really make me sad at all, but I do love a good snowflake set and could see in my mind's eye how this box of goodies would be best employed. Lookie:
GOJUS! I used the gray blue "parchment paper" (vellum to you) in the kit with some of the custom Authentique papers that come in the kit and don't seem to be available separately so I can't link them up as is my habit, which allows you to buy just the things in the kit you like if you don't want to buy the whole thing. I layered the parchment paper over the patterned paper for the rectangular element in the sketch.
I did all the stamping in the MISTI. I first lined the rectangular element up on the white card stock and made light pencil lines to indicate where it would go. I then removed it, and I stamped all the snowflakes using first Storm Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp then again with the Tsukineko White Delicata ink that comes in the kit. It helped tone the blue down and added some nice shimmer.
I then placed the parchment paper over the white card stock and used some Post It note tape to mask off the stamped snowflakes on the white card stock. Then I stamped in Versamark, having previously dusted generously with my powder tool and heat embossed carefully with white EP. This created an interesting positive/negative look. I layered the parchment paper over the previously prepared pattern paper and used some 3M/Scotch vellum tape to adhere them together. This was my first time using it, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the claims of "disappears on most vellum" is really true. I've tried tapes that have made the same claim only to find that they really DON'T disappear.
I then popped this whole unit onto my white card stock with some foam tape, adding a nicely embossed edge first with a stylus and my scoring board. I then constructed the little greeting using some of the Cotton Candy card stock in the kit, the 3-in-1 banner punch from Stampin' Up! (I stick it to an upside-down Post It note that I cut to 1-inch wide so that I can get it right in the center to create those perfect points), and stamping the greeting from the Frozen Fractals set with, again, Storm Blue and the Delicata White. I combined some silver thread from Stampin' Up! with some silver cord behind the greeting and added some of the Frozen sequins that came in the kit to the front of the parchment.
I then constructed the little greeting using some of the Cotton Candy card stock in the kit, the 3-in-1 banner punch from Stampin' Up! (I stick it to an upside-down Post It note that I cut to 1-inch wide so that I could slide it in and get it right in the center to create those perfect points), and stamped the greeting from the Frozen Fractals set with, again, Storm Blue and the Delicata White. I combined some silver thread from Stampin' Up! with some silver cord behind the greeting and added some of the Frozen sequins that came in the kit to the front of the parchment.
I love how it turned out!
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