Friday, November 2, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Circle Theme

Welcome to the November 2018 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring a CIRCLE theme! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, so be sure to come back regularly. This month my project features coordinating products from the Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase product offering, available ONLY through November 30th!
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I wasn't really sure what I was going to come up with for this blog hop, but I received the Swirly Frames stamp set for FREE months ago and I have never used it, so I knew I wanted to get ink on that! I combined it with the Snow is Glistening stamp set, and the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies. These products, and a few more, are available for a limited time through November 30th...or while supplies last! Be sure to check out the Snowflake Showcase to get your favorite products before they are gone!

For this project, I used the *back* of a couple of the photopolymer stamps, stamped off one or two times with a few images to get them a lighter, and even used a couple of circles of Vellum Cardstock (punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch) to ensure the softer look was preserved. I used only the Balmy Blue Ink Pad and the Highland Heather Ink Pad for the images. And I only used Balmy Blue Cardstock and Whisper White Cardstock for this project.

The final details include one of the Snowflake Trinkets (you get 20 per container), which is another of those Snowflake Showcase offerings that is ONLY available through November 30th, or while supplies be sure to snag yours ASAP. I colored the center clear rhinestone of the Snowflake Trinket, as well as 3 Rhinestone Jewels, with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blends marker before applying them to the card. And lastly, that little splash of color peeking out from below the greeting, is the Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon. Because of its lustre, it has a lighter hue that coordinates perfectly with the Highland Heather Ink Pad.

Just to recap my assembly of the card...I used the *back* of the large circle from the Swirly Frames stamp set in the Balmy Blue Ink Pad, and I stamped it off TWICE before stamping on the card. The smaller circle from the Swirly Frames stamp set was inked in the Highland Heather Ink Pad and stamped off ONCE before stamping on the card. I used the *back* of the larger snowflake image from the Snow is Glistening stamp set in the Highland Heather Ink Pad, also...stamping it off THREE times before stamping on the card.

Those two images are further softened by placing Vellum Cardstock, punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, adhered over the top with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional right in the center. I used the Snowfall Thinlits Dies (another Snowflake Showcase offering), to cut the two snowflakes from Balmy Blue Cardstock, and I adhered those to the top of the Vellum Cardstock using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. The Snowflake Trinket was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

NOTE: If you are the type of crafter who does better with a video demonstration, I will be doing a Livestream of this project can follow me on My Facebook Page to get notification, HERE.

Stampin' Supplies: Snow is Glistening stamp set, Swirly Frames stamp set, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon, Balmy Blue Cardstock & Ink Pad, Highland Heather Ink Pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Trinkets, Rhinestone Jewels (colored with Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blends marker), SNAIL Adhesive (for card layer), Fine Tip Glue Pen (for snowflakes and ribbon), Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (for cutting & scoring), Simply Shammy (for cleanup of photopolymer stamps).
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  1. Your card showcase the Snowflake Showcase products beautifully. I love you tip for creating the background. Amazing card design. :)

  2. Favourite card EVER! I love the stamping technique using the back of the stamp - genius! The colour combo is so beautiful too. Thanks for sharing x

  3. Beautiful card! Love all the circles and the idea of all the stamping off to get your background. Need to remember that technique!

  4. Your card is fab. Isn't the snowflake showcase just wonderful Dxx


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