Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter Blue Snowflakes Card

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back to another wonderful year full of creative inspiration with The Robin's Nest.  I hope your holiday was absolutely fabulous, and I trust that life is slowing down a bit for you after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Now, for some exciting news.  The Robin's Nest has put together some fantastic card kits and tag kits, and they are on sale the entire month of January.   Just use the code:  cardkitpromo for a 20% savings.  We are also teaming up with Heartfelt Creations this month.  So, my first card for this year is a beautiful wintery blue card made using products from both the Baby Boy card kit and the Winter tag kit.  I  also made some really pretty snowflakes using the the Tattered Blossoms Pre-Cut stamp set and matching dies from Heartfelt Creations.

Robin's Nest Products Used:

Baby Boy Card Kit which includes the following:
     Irredescent Blue Glitter Blue Swirl on Blue cardstock
     Rubber Duckies Glitter Cardstock
     Dew Drops
     Embossed Panel cards
Winter Tag Kit
Jean Cardstock
Fairy Dust Dew Drops
Glitter Blue Journaling

Other Products used:
Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms die
Spellbinders lacy rectangular die
Distress inks (Seedless Preserves & Stormy Sky)
White Detail embossing powder
White pigment ink

I am always looking for different, and sometimes unconventional, ways to make cards.  This is a single panel card (i.e., not folded in half) that has been inserted into the envelope.  The envelope is an integral part of the card, and not just something used to mail it.   I love dimension, and this card has it.

First, fold the envelope flap to the inside and glue down.

Cover the envelope, front and back, as shown, using the Irredescent Blue Glitter Blue Swirl on Blue cardstock from the card kit.  I inked the paper with Seedless Preserves distress ink, which made the glittery flourishes pop.  The excess triangle piece was used on the flap.

Ink the edges of one of the embossed panel cards from the kit using Seedless Preserves and a bit of Stormy Sky distress ink.  Stamp the smallest Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossom stamp around the edges using Seedless Preserves.

Use a Spellbinders lacy rectangular die to cut the Jean Cardstock, ink edges with white pigment ink, and emboss with white embossing powder.  I allowed some of the blue to show through for a more shabby chic (or frosty) look.  Adhere to center of embossed panel.

Adhere "Winter" sticker to matching chipboard shape, ink edges with white pigment ink, and emboss with white embossing powder.  Glue to center of Jean Cardstock piece.

Panel card insert
Attach oval "snowflakes" sticker to matching chipboard shape, ink edges with white pigment ink, and emboss with white embossing powder.  Punch holes on opposite sides of sticker and thread snowflake ribbon around envelope holder, gluing sticker off center.

Envelope front without card inserted

Using the the three smallest sizes of the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms dies, cut one of each, and one extra of the smallest from the Rubber Duckies Glitter Cardstock.

I wanted to use these for snowflakes, and no one likes yellow snow, so I inked each one with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  (NOTE:  Any color cardstock could be used for this part).  I added a bit of Seedless Preserves distress ink to each one and re-heated, which gave a bit of a purple look to the snowflakes.  The two smaller snowflakes were attached to the card, as shown, and the other two were attached to the envelope holder.  Silver dew drops from the Fairy Dust Dew Drops collection were glued to the centers.

Reverse side of envelope
As I said, this card does not fold in half.  It is a single panel, and the sentiment would be added to the reverse side.  This is where the Robin's Nest glittered journal cards come in handy.  As you can see, I used the journal card on the reverse of my card to add either my handwritten or stamped sentiment.   I prefer to leave the sentiment off of my cards until I am ready to send.  That way, I can use it for whatever occasion arises.   If you wanted to mail this, it would have to be put into a larger envelope.  However, this is a wonderful card for presenting in person.  It is quite substantial feeling, and is sure to please any recipient.

Fussy-cut journal card and attach to reverse of panel card

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my project today and will stop by The Robin's Nest online store to see all of the new products and kits they have added, and check out their new line of card and tag kits on sale this month.  What a great opportunity to stock up on those most-wanted papers and embellishments.  Also, check their blog regularly to see what the new design team creates for you.  I also encourage you to visit  Heartfelt Creations to view their products, as well.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful New Year!


1 comment:

  1. Okay, this is a super cute idea, going to try my hand at it, thanks for sharing.