Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stampin'UP!'s Best of Snow: Snowman

This week I've been playing with Stampin'UP!'s Best of Snow stamp set. All 4 stamps in this set are very useable Have you ever bought a set and found you only use some of the stamps in it? Well I'm really liking all 4 of these sweet little images. 

Winter card made with the snowman and snowflake from Stampin'UP!'s Best of SnowThis card uses both the snowman and the snowflakes from "Best of Snow". Oftentimes we add interest to a card by adding a vertical strip of ribbon or paper, or several layers of paper, maybe with some embossing. I thought these snowflakes made a nice subtle background without distracting from the main image.

TIP: use a stamped image to break up a solid background.

This is a very simple lay-out. There are so many way to arrange a single image and a single sentiment. Play around with things.
  • change the size of the piece you're stamping on
  • and change the orientation of the card.

Winter cards made with the snowman from Stampin'UP!'s Best of Snow

You can see there are lots of possibilities.
Next playtime I'll change up the colors.

TIP: Speaking of color: when using Stampin'UP!'s markers - which are a water-soluble ink - be sure to use a permanent ink like Staz-On to stamp your image. Otherwise the image bleeds when you color the snowman.

Are you familiar with Stampin'UP!'s "Best of . . . . ." Series?
This year is Stampin'UP!'s 25th anniversary. As part of the celebration the company released 1 new stamp set every month that was a collection of past favorites.
  • All 12 sets are available through March of 2014
  • The sets are clear mount only
  • They are all the same price: $14.95
  • They come with a "Proof of Purchase" seal, collect 6 of them and redeem them for a FREE stamp set, anything current, worth $14.95 or less.
Check out all 12 "Best of . . . " stamp sets HERE.

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