Cards

Snow Hugs Card

By  Shelby Thomas  for  Whimsy Stamps

Create ombre designs for your card using this striped background technique with inks, specialty mediums, and stencils.

  • Snow Hugs Card
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Materials

  • Card base, 5-1/2”x5-1/2”
  • Hammermill White Cardstock, 100 lb.

Tools

  • Whimsy Stamps Snow Hugs Stamp
  • Memory Box Large Snowflake Stencil
  • Ranger Blending Tool & Foam
  • Acrylic stamp block
  • Copic Markers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac
  • My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
  • DecoArt Snow Tex
  • Adhesives: Dry adhesive; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Post-It Tape

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • 1. Stamp Snow Hugs image on White cardstock and masking paper using Black Licorice ink. Cut out stamped image on masking paper with scissors.
  • 2. Place masking paper over stamped image on White cardstock. Place strip of Post-it Tape straight across image horizontally.





  • 3. Apply Mermaid Lagoon ink with foam blending tool above tape.


  • 4. Move tape down to create another horizontal space to apply next color. Apply Salty Ocean ink with foam blending tool and blend toward Mermaid Lagoon ink.


  • 5. Move tape down to create another horizontal space to apply next color. Apply Tumbled Glass ink with foam blending tool and blend toward Salty Ocean ink. Apply Shaded Lilac ink over top of Tumbled Glass.


  • 6. Continue same process from Steps 4 and 5 using Tumbled Glass ink and Shaded Lilac.


  • 7. Place Large Snowflake Stencil over different areas and apply Creative Medium using palette knife; let dry.


  • 8. Remove masking paper and color in stamped image using markers. Trim image to desired size and adhere to card base.