Distress Ink + Stencils + CZ Design & Simon Says Stamp
Hello crafters! I’m sure many of you have seen the latest CZ Design and Simon Says Stamp products that were released yesterday. I really love working with the latest stamp and die sets that Cathy Zielske created; I made not only the cards I shared yesterday, but also this winter/holiday themed snowflake card using the All Caps No. 1 die set.
The background behind the fun snowflakes and sentiment went through a lot of changes before finally reaching the end result you see here. I messed up my original idea a couple times and almost gave up, but decided to give it one last go and do something completely different. If you watch the video, you’ll see what I mean!
But in the end, I was really happy with how it all turned out. I purposely share my progression of this card in the video so that you can see how we all make mistakes and that there usually is a way to save your project! This card is indeed proof of that.
If you look closely at the background, you’ll notice that there are splatters of both white and an iridescent blue. That beautiful blue color is from Prima’s Metallic Accents palette, which features stunning pigments that are meant to be paired with your true watercolors. Using a wet brush, I flicked on splatters of the Ultraviolet color onto the background for interest.
The letters in the All Caps No. 1 set are perfectly sized for cards; I love the clean and simple block print, as well as the fact that they are larger sized. This allows them to take center stage on your project, as is the case on this particular card. I cut the letters from both Lavender cardstock and white DCWV glitter paper.
Because I wanted to use the words “let it snow” on my card, I made sure to carry the theme with snowflake dies from Simon’s Snow Flurries die set. Again I die cut these from DCWV glitter paper. You can never have too much sparkle, right?
I hope you will watch the video below to see this card come together – as well as how I salvaged my mistakes! Thanks so much for visiting with me today… I’ll be back soon with additional ideas to share!