‘Tis the Season

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs aI am sneaking in today to share something a little different for me.  I wanted to play around with Krista Schneider’s new Snowflake stamp set.  However, I didn’t just want to stamp out these gorgeous snowflakes, but wanted to play around and try something a little different.  So today, I played around with some Nuvo Mousse to see if I could create some fun magical winter snow.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs dStep One:  Trim some ECD Watercolor paper to 4x 4.5.  Then pull out a collection of winter colors.  I used Lilac Lavender, Powder Blue, Cornflower Blue, and Old Navy.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs eStep Two:  Layer the lightest color onto the watercolor paper.  Then blend in the rest of the colors using the darkest to the lightest.  Let Dry.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs fStep Three:  Add one of the large snowflakes to an acrylic block, and then using a watercolor brush, paint the lightest color onto the stamp.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs gStep Four:  Stamp the snowflake onto the paper.  Repeat several more times.  Let dry.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs hStep Five:  Repeat step three and four with the darkest color and a smaller snowflake stamp.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs iStep Six:  Repeat step three and four with a mid-grad color and a new snowflake stamp.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs jStep Seven.  Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold at 6 inches.

Step Eight:  Trim a second piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches and die cut with the second largest oval from the Garden Notes- Frame It/Stitched Ovals.

Step Nine:  Stamp one of the snowflakes onto some white cardstock with some blue ink.  I used Archival Cornflower blue ink.  Die cut out the snowflake using Snowflakes die set.

Step Ten:  Adhere the Nuvo panel into the die cut oval and adhere the 6×6 die cut panel to the card frame.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs kStep Eleven:  Cut a banner out of Dusky Sky cardstock and adhere to the card frame.  Add the die cut snowflake to the banner with 3d tape.

Step Twelve:  Stamp the sentiment onto the Dusky Sky banner from the Classic Christmas Sentiments stamps.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs bStep Thirteen:  Add some adhesive crystals to the center of some of the snowflakes to add just a touch more sparkle.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs cThanks for peeking in on this different technique to create a snowy background.  What do you think?  Do you like the look of stamping with Nuvo Mousse?


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