Today’s card was created using the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set, Reindeer Dies and some ink blending! This is a fun winter scene complete with moon beams and big, fat snowflakes…you know, the kind that fall from the sky just before the snow fall ends!
I can’t take credit for the moon beam idea as I saw this shared on a social media platform, but credit was not given to the original creator, so credit goes to whoever thought of this!
I started off with a white panel and used scissors to cut a gentle snow “hill” into a straight piece of masking paper then adhered this towards the bottom of the card – about 2/3 of the way down. I used a second piece of masking paper with a straight edge and positioned it in the upper right corner and angled it to the left to create the first moon beam. I used a blending brush and first blended Balmy Blue ink in the unmasked area, then came back in with Starry Sky ink and concentrated this ink around the edge of the masking paper. I repositioned the piece of masking paper, keeping the right side tight to the top right of the panel and dropping the left side about 3/4″ below the first inked area and repeated the ink blending steps until the top portion of the panel was covered with moon beams!
Next, I used white pigment ink and a small amount of water and dropped in snowflakes onto the sky. The little bit of water mixed with the pigment ink reacted with the Starry Sky ink and caused the snowflakes to spread slightly. I rather like this look as it reminds me of big fluffy snowflakes!
The masking paper covering the snow hill was removed and I lightly blended Starry Sky ink across the top of the snow hill. I used the same piece of masking paper for the snow hill and flipped it upside down and created a second snow hill below the first – blending ink on this hill and making this one darker than the first.
I die cut two pine trees in Evening Evergreen cardstock from the Reindeer Dies set and cut one of the trees down by about half. The pine trees were adhered to the card front as was a die cut reindeer in Early Espresso. I used white pigment ink and painted the ink across the top of the reindeer to give the impression of the moon shining off of him. The pine trees also were painted with white ink to give the impression of snow. The reindeer was also adhered to the card front.
I stamped the sentiment for the front of the card onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and die cut using the 3rd smallest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. (If you don’t own this die set…you really should get it…it comes in so handy!) The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The panel was then adhered to a mat in Starry Sky then this unit was adhered to the card front.
An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card as was the pine tree image from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. The same pine tree image was also stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap. Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to finish off the card.
If you would like to recreate this card you can access the pdf tutorial by clicking on the image below.
Have a wonderful day!
The Seasonal Sale Starts Today! November 15-18!
Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale that starts today! Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale between November 15 and 18 2022. Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:
- 10% off all punches
- 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
- 20% off all dies
- 20% off all embossing folders
- 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper
With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!
To view the list of products and sale prices, click here.
Don’t miss out on this special sale! Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I’d be happy to assist you.
Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!
The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!
The collection includes:
- Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
- Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
- Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
- Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
- Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
- Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
- Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)
The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.
The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!
I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!
To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.
NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions
Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!
Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!
Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:
- Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
- Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
- Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
- Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
- Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
- The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
- Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!
CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN
Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!
If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.
I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!
November Host Code and a Gift from Me!
Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.
I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.