Hi all! Thanks for stopping by for another stamping school from me. When I started preparing this I had every intention of making some Christmas cards but, once I got to playing, the project grew and ended up as a layout! I was having so much fun creating backgrounds with the blizzard stamp set I couldn’t help my self, so here it is ….
Stamping up a Blizzard
Normally I would have a picture for you but I err … forgot … sorry, so here’s a list!
I used the Banana Frog Blizzard stamp set as well as The Rosecube and Steelfish outline alphabet. I also used old paper, antique linen and tea dye distress inks, cream 12 x 12 cardstock, copper and kiwi mica powder, a clear embossing ink, a doyley, some lace, some flat back pearls, a book page and copper shimmer spray …. Oh and some MM tiny alphas.
Right, on with class! On the 12 x12 roughly work out the position of your photo and stamp a background around the area using several of the snowflakes from the Blizzard set and the 3 colours of distress inks. Tip; stamp a couple of times with an inked stamp to get a paler image.
Once you’ve built up a pattern you’re happy with spritz the area with some gold shimmer spray.
Ink half a doyley with a mix of the distress inks.
Take a strip of cream card and stamp several of the blizzard snowflakes on it in a random overlapping pattern using clear embossing ink, let it dry slightly then brush it with some mica powder. The powder will stick to the embossing ink and will build up a lovely shimmery pattern.
Adhere the pieces of the layout on to the 12 x 12 and add some lace. To make the embellishments, instead of using flowers I used some of the blizzard snowflakes. Stamp 3 different sizes.
Cut the snowflakes out and distress the edges.
Assemble the snowflakes on your layout, building them up on foam pads and add a flat back pearl to the centre.
Finally stamp out words for the title using the Rosecube and Steelfish outline alphas, add them to the layout and add your journaling.
And there it is, a layout created from stamps. The background paper, the embellishments and the title. Why not have a go at creating a layout from scratch with a set of Banana Frog stamps and please share your results with us in our Flickr gallery.
Thanks for hopping by the lily pad and come back soon to be inspired by the other talented froglets. I’ll see you on the 23rd for another stamp school, so until then happy stamping.