Winter Wishes

Hi friends! I hope you had a beautiful weekend! We sure are having some chilly weather here but that’s the way we like it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have another sample to share that I created for Prickley Pear Stamps, and this one features the gorgeous Ornaments Set 2 stamp set and Ornament die used with a pretty alcohol ink background on vellum. I’ve been having such a good time playing with alcohol inks here lately. These backgrounds are so fun and no two ever turn out the same! And you know me… I craft Christmas-themed projects year round!

I used Ranger Aqua, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight alcohol inks along with Ranger alcohol blending solution to create the background on a Core’dinations 65# vellum panel, and then pressed on some silver foil in a few places just before the alcohol ink dried completely. This adds such awesome interest! About 24 hours later, I ran the vellum panel through my Xyron 510 and adhered it to a piece of GKD 120# Pure Luxury White cardstock to give it a bit of stability before I trimmed it.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a silver metallic foil layering panel. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Ornaments Set 2 stamp set, I stamped an ornament in Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, embellished the snowflakes with a Pentel Slicci silver pen and Ranger Glossy Accents, and cut it with the coordinating Prickley Pear Stamps Ornament die. I die cut a second ornament and embellished it with clear gemstones colored with a very light blue alcohol marker. I affixed Really Reasonable Ribbon silver metallic string to the ornaments to hang from and adhered them to the inked panel, popping the stamped ornament up on Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles. I added several Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and then adhered the panel to the silver metallic foil layer. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink on a scrap piece of solar white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to a scrap piece of CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock. I trimmed it again and adhered it in the lower right corner to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked vellum panel and a narrow silver metallic foil strip. I added a CRAFTplorations Comfort & Joy Clear Sticker and adhered the panel to a CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock panel.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! These ornament stamps and die are so pretty and such a joy to work with!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: A is for Anything Christmas
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #165 – Make It Sparkle
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #160 – Anything Goes
4. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #1 January 2022 – Anything Goes

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Ornaments Set 2 stamp set
Ornament die

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Core’dinations 65# Vellum, Neenah Classic Crest Solar 110# and 80# White cardstock, GKD 120# Pure Luxury White cardstock, Hygloss Metallic Silver Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks- Aqua, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight; Arteza B17 alcohol marker, Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, Pentel Slicci silver pen
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger alcohol blending solution, Spellbinders silver Glimmer Hot Foil, Xyron 510, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Really Reasonable Ribbon Silver Metallic String, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads, Ranger Glossy Accents, Darice clear gemstones, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles, CRAFTplorations Comfort & Joy Clear Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

9 thoughts on “Winter Wishes”

  1. Gorgeous card – loving the alcohol background. I am playing with alcohol inks too – but I see I need more practice – Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

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