Hello fellow crafters! The Freezin’ Fun stamp set is one of my personal favorites from the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. It is still available! But not for long. It will be one of the stamp sets retiring on January 4, 2021.
Late December and January is definitely Freezin’! We usually go up to the mountains and spend a couple of days skiing. Probably won’t go this year. It is a lot of fun though!
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Misty Moonlight CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches, 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 x 6 inches.
Use the Memento Black ink to stamp one each of the Freezin’ Fun characters and several trees.
Sponging the Snowdrifts
First cut a wavy line through the 2 1/2 x 6 inch Whisper White CS. This will be the mask for the snowdrifts.
Secure the mask with Sticky Note tape or Painters Tape. Dab the Sponge Dauber onto the Misty Moonlight ink pad. Using a circular motion, try the sponging out on the scrap paper, then continuing to use a small circular motion apply the ink along the edge of the mask. Apply more ink to the Sponge Dauber as needed.
Move the mask to the lower left hand quadrant and Sponge Daub another snowdrift, then move it to the right for one last snowdrift.
Subsequently apply the other side of the snowdrift mask to the bottom of the inside of the Whisper White CS card base. Resume the Sponge Daubing as before.
I felt that the background was too white and uninteresting so I used the Sponge Dauber to color the sky so it would look like a cloudy winter sky.
Coloring the Images
Now for the fun! I love using these Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because they allow you to color with shadows so easily. The colors used today are: the Light and Dark of Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Cinnamon Cider which are the In Colors for 2020-2022. Also used are the Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light Basic Black and Dark Pumpkin Pie.
Color the images as desired. Some tips: For the smaller spaces I use the Dark color first where I want the shadow, then blend in the Light color. Try to color lightly so that the ink doesn’t bleed over the lines. If this happens, there is a Color Lifter that can be used to correct it.
Now to fussy cut everything. If you have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine there are Freezin’ Friends dies you can use. If not, sit down to a little tv and fussy cut. I find it to be very meditative.
Creating the Scene
Initially, place the two little trees on the top of the snowdrifts and adhere them to the card front. Secondly, put in place the images you would like to use and adhere them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next put in place the images you want to use on the inside of the card and adhere them. Lastly, add the happy penguin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Adding the Sentiment
Stamp the sentiments “‘Tis the season for freezin'” and “Wheeeee!!” in the Misty Moonlight ink onto the card front. Then stamp the sentiment “Sending warmth your way” on the inside of the card.
Putting it Together
First adhere the stamped card front to the Magenta Madness CS, then to the Misty Moonlight CS. Next adhere the two to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.
Viola! You have the cutest card for the cold winter weather!
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you can stay warm and spend some quality time crafting!
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Have a wonderful winter full of crafting!