Thursday, January 9, 2014

Inspirational #102: Winter Stamps

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We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #102 - Winter Stamps

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59 PM US Central time.

This is Kendra hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is Winter Stamps!  I live in WI so we are currently buried in a bunch of snow!  So I am still in the mood for creating Winter themed cards!  We would love to see your winter themed projects!  For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

This is one of the cards I created for this week's Inspirational:
I used a Dryer Sheet Technique to make the background all glittery!!

I've created a tutorial on how I created my card backgrounds:
Start off by gathering your supplies!!

Stamp your image/created background on neutral cardstock.
In this case I used some Premium White Cardstock and stamped the Ornamental Snowflakes to create a snowflake background!

After you are satisfied with the background, add super sticky tape.  I used a 2" roll.  I found the running it through my xyron, it wasn't sticky enough.

Then add your dyer sheet!  Trim the excess dryer sheet along the edges.

Finish off by adding glitter!
Then use your finger to rub the glitter into the dryer sheet!

So pretty!
Now you are ready to finish your card!  Such a fun simple technique!
May be a little messy, but I sure love the glittery background!!

A look at my Inspirational projects:

I used Huckleberry Pie Bazzill Cardstock for the card base on this card!  And as mentioned above I used Premium White Cardstock to create the background paper and the sentiment are on.
For both these samples I used the Ornamental Snowflakes, I just LOVE the variety of snowflakes in this set!  The sentiment is from the Love Lines set!

I used ink pads Night Sky VersaMagicAegean Blue VersaMagicSea Breeze VersaMagic and Pearlescent Sky Blue to stamp the snowflakes on my first card!

On this colorful card I used San Francisco Bazzill Cardstock for the card base!
I used the entire pack of Brilliance Dew Drop Pack: Jewel Tones for this background! I love these beautiful inks!

To finish this card off, I added the snowflake about the sentiment along with a button from the Blossoms and Buttons Lemonade package!

Check out this adorable Inspirational card by Paula-Kay Bourland:
She used the adorable Perky Penguins set along with the Cuddly Christmas set for the sentiment!

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!


Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational! 



  1. Great tutorial and pretty card. I can't wait to try this technique. I don't usually have dryer sheets in the house but for this, I will get some

  2. Fabulous tutorial and awesome samples for the challenge!!!

  3. I've heard of the dryer sheet technique but I've never tried it before, thanks for sharing the tutorial! Very pretty cards Kendra & Paula-Kay.

  4. Great job with the dryer sheet technique. I've made dryer sheet flowers before but haven't tried this....yet. :-)

  5. Neat's a fun look! I have two cards on my blog using Winter Wonderland but could only link up one of the two. :)


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