Hello there, it’s Ellen here :).
Do you know I really love these fun posts, and of course also the new Christmas stamp sets?! That’s why I really had to start making Christmas cards. There are probably many more ways, but I will show you six ways to imitate snow for cards.
On this first card, I used white glitter paper to make snow hills. I loved the vintage paper for this card and even embossed some snowflakes and painted white dots on it. Doesn’t make that the card super cute? (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & HoliDeer)
For the next card I used white texture paste. First I made the blue background. After that I mixed a lot of glitter in a little scoop on the paste, then I smeared the paste over the stencil. When the paste was still a bit wet/smooshy, I dipped with my fingers in it to make it look more like snow. (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & sentiment from Angel Gwen).
On the 3rd card I used a normal white hill, but of course I wanted to let it snow on the card. First I made a distress inked background with 2 different blue colors. After that I sprinkled water on top of the ink, because as the ink reacts on it the color fades where the water drops land. After it was dry I went over it with white paint. Doesn’t it look like real snow? (Used stamp set: Snow Bunny).
When I make Christmas cards, there is always a shaker card among them. Again, you can easily create “snow” for your shaker! For example you can put some special snowflake sequins in the shaker. (Used stamp sets: Build a Snowman, Hipster Pets & Angel Gwen and paper: Sunshine Sorbet.)
On this card I first used an embossing plate. After the dots were pressed in to the paper, I went over it with distress ink, this time very slowly and not with too much ink. To make the dots whiter, I use a white gel pen and a white glitter pen. I sprinkled some white ink on the complete paper. Even the sequins can be used as snow. (Used stamp sets: Chris Mouse & Partridge).
The last card is a bit different. On this card the snow is some confetti dots transparency (you could also make it yourself with some paint and plain transparency). Although it’s something I normally don’t use, I really love the end results of this one. (Used stamp set: Santa and twine: Blue Bamboo).
HAPPY WEEKEND, Odd friends around the world! See you Monday when our big Halloween party begins! (Ahem, and The Odd Girl‘s birthday!)