2018 Feathers + Frost Holiday Cards – 3 ways

Hi there! In my last post, I focused on using the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Feathers and Frost stamp set to create a #simplestamping card. This post will show how to add a few more supplies and create two additional cards. I have had so much fun working on my new design challenge. I start simple and build on each design to create cards that can be created and enjoyed by a wide range of crafters. I absolutely love this idea. I remember when I first started crafting seriously (i.e. beginning to build my craft stash). I didn’t have tons of different colored card stock or stamp sets or even tools. I only used black memento ink 🙂 My hope is that beginner crafters or other crafters in need of a quick and simple card can use my #simplestamping cards for inspiration. The next level up, #casualcrafter, takes the first card and adds some more colors, layers, and tools. The final level, #avidcrafter, introduces a technique or two. Depending on your time and craft supply, I hope the second and third cards offer even more inspiration! So let’s take a look at Feathers + Frost in 3 ways.

Card 1 – #simplestamping

See my last post for card details.

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Feathers + Frost Card 1 – #simplestamping

Card 2 – #casualcrafter

In the next card, I have added more colors and used another sentiment. The card base is done in Stampin’ Up! Pool Party card stock. I have stamped the leaves and berries in Pool Party ink and colored the berries in Stampin’ Blends Light Real Red. I cut this into a square and layered it on Real Red card stock. Next I stamped the “Joy” and “to the world” sentiments in Real Red ink. I punched out “Joy” with a circle punch and Real Red with a scallop circle punch. I trimmed “to the world” sentiment into a strip and used the Triple Banner punch on each side. I used some leftover Real Red strips and used the Triple Banner punch on each end. (Useful Tip: Using the Triple Banner punch is optional. These cuts can be made with snips, by making a cut in the middle and then cutting from the end to the middle.) Final touch is adding some Clear Rhinestones colored with the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends. And don’t forget the inside :), inside is stamped in Real Red with “and Peace to your heart” and poinsettia.

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Feathers + Frost Card 2 – #casualcrafter

Card 3 – #avidcrafter

The 3rd card, which is my favorite :),  add the use of an embossing folder, a little touch of silver foil, and the fussy cutting technique. This card uses a Whisper White card base with layers of Real Red and Pool Party. The stamping is the same as in card #2 with an addition. Stamp the right facing bird in Read Red ink. Color in the berries with Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends. Color in the bird with Light Real Red and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. Apply additional coats of blends to create shading. If you have the Stampin’ Blends combo packs, you can add shading with the matching dark color. Create the sentiment layers the same as in card #2, except punch the scallop circle out of a Silver Foil sheet. Once the bird is colored, fussy cut, removing his legs. (Useful Tip: a white gel pen can cover any remaining pieces.) Emboss the Pool Party layer with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. Build your layers: both sentiments and bird are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, the remaining layers are attached with SNAIL. Inside is stamped in Real Red with “and Peace to your heart” and poinsettia. (Useful tip: you can add an “s” to the end with the Make a Difference stamp set.)

Feathers + Frost Card 3 – #avidcrafter

Hope you enjoyed seeing this card evolution, as much as I enjoyed making them! Click on the Printable Card Recipe link below for detailed instructions included dimensions. Leave me a comment above and let me know which is your favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come back again soon!! Until then Peace, Love and Season’s Greetings!!!


Product List (contains products to make all cards)

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