A Blizzard of Wishes

to wrap you in warmth


11/11/20233 min read

Discover Exciting Cardmaking Techniques for Stunning Designs..

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Sometimes I get an idea that just won’t leave me alone until I sit down and give it some time. That is what happened here: I had the idea that the flowers could become backgrounds for snowflakes - and even though the first effort wasn’t the greatest, I had to give it just one more try. This is the result …..

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Blue Border: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face: 5.5 x 4

Card Face:

  • I attached the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape and used a medium blue ink across the entire surface. I used a light hand as I wanted the blossoms to be “there”, but not so much as to distract from the rest of the image.

  • I removed the stencil and gave the ink a couple of minutes to dry - this didn’t take long as it was quite a light coverage.

  • I dusted the entire surface with anti-static powder and put the card face into my stamp positioner.

  • I used three different snowflake stamps in this design; I put each of the three in place in the center of a blossom and stamped with Versamark. I moved the stamps and repeated the process until all the blossoms had a snowflake in the center.

  • I sprinkled all of the blossoms with silver embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the powder.

  • I centered a die on the card face and cut through the card face leaving an opening for the sentiment to peak through. This die cuts a negative image and creates a very pretty snowflake pattern as well as an opening.


  • I placed the blue border layer into the stamp positioner. I put the card face in place temporarily to be certain that the sentiment was going to be in the right spot: I removed the card face and stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink.

  • I coated this with clear embossing powder and immediately set it with my heat gun.


  • I glued the blue cardstock to the card base, and then glued the card face on top of this, centering horizontally.

  • I added three very tiny clear gems to the center of the die cut snowflakes. (They aren’t visible in the picture but are really cute in real life.)

Final thoughts:

One of my favourite things to do while creating is to reimagine a product and find a new way to use it.

This was a lot of fun for me, even though I had to try it a couple of times before it worked.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Yuletide Floral, A Colorful Life Designs

Snowflake Stamps and Die: Snowflake Wishes, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Versamark: Simon Says Stamp

Silver Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up!

Clear Embossing Powder, Wow: Simon Says Stamp

Stamping Platform:Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Blue Cardstock, Stampin’ Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon