Sunday, 15 September 2019

"Snow Many Stars" Card Tutorial

Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a nice weekend so far! Yesterday I canned pickled onions - my favourite! I had a heck of a time finding silverskin onions but let me tell ya, I was sure excited when I finally did!
These onions soak in a brine for three days, draining and starting with a fresh brine each day. On the third day, I peel them (this also takes a long time) and then pop them in the jars with their vinegar & sugar mixture and seal. Time-consuming, for sure, for absolutely worth it - they are super yummy! 

Aside from canning, I've also been cooking the meals for "Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters", as their season is in full swing. This is my third year catering the meals for them and I love it. I have a set menu that includes Steak & Ale Pie, Bangers & Mash, Seafood Chowder (my most popular meal), Lasagne, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Pasties and more.  

I'm also still in the process of moving my craft room from downstairs to upstairs, which is a HUGE job. The room I'm moving into has a window (the room downstairs didn't) and after Hurricane Dorian and five days without power, I decided I'd rather stamp in natural light than have the (loud) generator on. The upstairs room is MUCH smaller though and it's going to be tricky trying to fit everything in without feeling cluttered and cramped. Good thing I like a challenge! My guy is also going to build shelves inside the closet for me, which will really make a difference and help with storage. I'll share photos once it's all finished. I've really missed having a window in my stamping space - especially in the winter and seeing the pretty snow falling outside.

So you can see it's been a busy weekend for me, but it's been a nice weekend too and I even found time to stamp a card this morning...

The card I am sharing with you today is for this month's "Leader's Project Group". I used the new "Snow Many Stars" bundle from the holiday catalogue and this is the first chance I've had to play with it. 

I decided to really 'glitz' things up with this card too! I'd say "Mission Accomplished" on that one because this card has glitter, shimmer, glimmer, foil, embossing, sequins and bling. Maybe I drank too much coffee this morning, but I was all about the 'POW' factor today LOL. I hope you enjoy this card tutorial!

  • Night of Navy: 5 ½” x 8 ½” , 5” x 3 ¾”, plus scrap piece
  • Silver Foil: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

  1. Fold Night of Navy card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Glue Silver Foil card stock layer to front of card.
  3. Rub embossing buddy over 5” x 3 ¾” Night of Navy card stock layer.
  4. Use Versamark ink to stamp large star, sentiment and small star images to card. Sprinkle on White Emboss Powder, tap off excess and set with heat tool.
  5. Stamp more small stars to card using Versamark ink. Sprinkle Silver Emboss Powder over top, shake off excess and set with heat tool.
  6. Use your finger (or a small dauber if you prefer) and tap into the Craft Whisper White ink and rub onto embossed stars in a small swirly motion. Repeat over the large and small stars.
  7. Stamp more stars onto a scrap piece of Night of Navy card stock, inking with Versamark and embossing in white. Cut out with coordinating die. Use mini dimensionals (cutting some in half) to adhere the smaller stars onto card front.
  8. Cut a small star for centre of the large star on card, using a scrap piece of Silver Glimmer card stock and coordinating die. Adhere to centre of star with a glue dot.
  9. Place rhinestones in centre of all the stars.
  10. Use fine tip glue to add Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin' Glitter to card.
  11. Fill in the largest star with Shimmery Crystal Effects. Add a few random drops of Shimmery Crystal effects throughout the smaller stars. Set card aside to dry.
  12. Swipe Clear Wink of Stella across the sentiment.
  13. Spritz entire card with Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint (add a few drops to a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol, shake and mist). 

For a printable PDF of today's card, click HERE.

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Tonight my Sweetie and I have a date night planned to enjoy a meal at one of our favourite restaurants. Tomorrow will be a full day for me, catching up on correspondence, youtube comments and another video in the making! xx


1 comment:

  1. Wowza, what an outstanding card. Truly is a winner in my books!