Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you had a nice weekend and that you are staying warm.
It’s about -7° as I write this post … burr!! So with warm thoughts on my mind, I have created a “tropical” look for my card share today.
As promised … I have a step by step tutorial for you for the “Frosted Impressions” technique. I did not create this technique but fell in love with how easy it is to do, and the fact that it gives your card a unique look.
First, let’s begin with your window sheet. Yesterday you saw my card that had just a small piece, but today the card will use a full quarter sheet. Pick out the embossing folder you want to use, place your window sheet into the folder and emboss.
Stampin’ Tip … When you emboss your window sheet, you may want to use a shim (a piece of paper) to give a little more height to your sandwich which will put more pressure on your window sheet and create a deeper impression.
Once you have embossed the window sheet, lay it flat onto a scrap piece of paper and with a sanding block begin gently sanding the embossed images until you it looks white / frosted. Colored scrap paper works best – you can see the sanded area better (we learned this is our stampin’ clubs). Wipe off any dust from sanding.
You are now ready to assemble your card … Use glue dots to hold down your embossed window sheet. I like to place the glue dots where it’s embossed & frosted so it’s harder to see.
Now for the card … think tropical!! I used the awesome new “Botanical Builders” Framelit Dies. If you love this you will surely want the to purchase the bundle because it comes with the coordinating stamp set and designer paper. I love, love, love this product suite. You’ll find it on page 26 and 27 in the Occasions Catalog.
The flowers were made from So Saffron cardstock and enhanced with a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral ink. The color combination is so warm and tropical … so pretty! Had to add a little bling with a rhinestone to finish them off.
The greeting comes from the stamp set “Suite Sayings” … very versatile! I love all the different fonts and greetings for different occasions. I finished it off with a little black bow using the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.
I did stamp on the inside of the card with a coordinating flower … and don’t forget to stamp your envelope. You know anyone would want to open that piece of mail first!
So you now that the step by step instructions for the “Frosted Impressions” technique … I hope it inspires you to sit down and try this quick and easy technique.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the technique or the card itself. I’d love to help.
Thank you so much for spending some of your day with me.
I wish you a warm and sunny Monday!
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