Warm Winter Wishes

Posted by Andrea Ewen

16 January, 2014 - , , ,

Morning Maja friends! Here in the NorthEast region of the US, New Jersey to be exact, we’ve been experiencing some wacky winter weather…arctic temps one day then short sleeve weather two days later! Not much snow, but lots of freezing rain (not too good to make a snowman with!). So I decided to pull out my warm, cozy Vintage Frost Basics paper and put together some snowy, wintry cards: AndreaEwenCSC174rM What I love about Maja papers is that I can use the strips at the bottom of the scrapbooking paper for some lovely sentiments, or just smaller type print of the designs located in the paper itself.Jan13DivaDareM I’ll show you the  technique I used on the above cards: Jantut1aYou’ll need heart dies, ink, paper and an embossing folder.Jantut2a Cut out the hearts using a press machine, mine happens to be a Big Kick.Jantut3a Now ink the inside of the embossing folder. This can go one of two ways…If you ink the bumped out design, the snowflakes will be dyed on the inside. If you ink the negative, the surrounding area will be inked and the snowflakes will be highlighted. I’m showing the negative side being inked, however, the first card at the top is where I inked the snowflakes themselves.Jantut4a While the ink is still wet, lay down the hearts on top of the snowflakes. I was careful to put the larger hearts on larger snowflakes and the smaller ones…on the smaller snowflakes. You don’t want a large pattern to get lost on a small snowflake.Jantut5 Now I run it back through the Big Shot.Jantut6Voila! Rustic inked snowflakes…I personally love the look…though in reality it would just be dirty snow! {wink, wink}
Jantut7Here’s a close up of the heart.

And then here’s a ‘clean snow’ card:VFBGiveawayWell, after all the ‘chilliness’ I was ready for a little summertime, so I made this with Vintage Summer Basics.

CSC173mCan’t hurt to put a little summertime out there…maybe the time will pass a bit quicker! The above card was made with half of a doily, some Spellbinders dies, Liquid Pearls and some twine.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a wonderfully creative day! Andrea-sign


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