Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Nonni Has Fun with the Sleigh Stamp

Hi, guys! It's Nonni here creating with the Joyful set! I had a blast making this easy to mail one layer - and it's fast to make too! Let's have a look at the supplies you need to recreate this look:
  • STAMPlorations Joyful stamp set + an acrylic block
  • a card base
  • masking paper (I used giant Post-Its that I've purchased from an office supply store)
  • inks for sponging the background (I used 3 shades of blue Distress Inks + a bit of Pumice Stone DI for extra shading)
  • sponging tool/sponge
  • heat tool
  • watermark ink (Versamark used here)
  • embossing powder (I used Ranger Liquid Platinum)
  • embossing buddy for removing static before heat embossing
  • a snowflake punch/die
  • gems to decorate the snowflakes

Let's get started with the card, shall we! The first thing to do is to mask off the area in the middle of the card. I tore the edges of the post-it notes I used for masking: I wanted the edges to look a bit more artsy and a bit less sharp! 

Time to get inky...

That looks messy...

...But let's reveal the result without the masks! In the next photo, I have the Joyful stamps placed where I wanted them.

If you have a large acrylic block, it's a good idea to grab all the stamps on one go with it - you only need to stamp once! 

Stamp the image and sentiment with your choice of watermark ink, sprinkle embossing powder on them, and heat emboss with your heat tool. The result is shown below! You can also see how I was looking for the good placement and amount of punched snowflakes.

...And when we look at the final project again we can see I only used two of the snowflakes, embellished with gems! :)

I hope you'll have a go with sponging a background and embossing on it! Happy crafting!

Stamps Nonni used in today's project:


Joyful is the current set in the STAMPlorations bi-monthly stamp club! Join the club and get this set shipped to you for free wherever you are in the world! Read more about our stamp club here. We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set every 3rd shipment. We'll be adding a few more perks pretty soon, which means the club price will go up...but current club members are locked in at just $21 every two months!

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for October. We'll pick a winner and announce it on November 2! You can read more about it here.


  1. I don't know why I never think to line up multiple stamps like that... Such a good reminder. Great card!

  2. Fun card! Love how you created the background for that pretty sleigh stamp!

  3. The colour saturation and blending is awesome on this piece! I also love how you managed to highlight the sliding sleigh. Gorgeous!

  4. Fun idea to create inked panel , embossed sleigh looks cool !

  5. Great one layer design, Nonni - the silver sleigh looks gorgeous. The images on this set are so detailed and perfect for Christmas :)

  6. Cool background and nicely done! I really like the "metallic" shine which it has, very cool! Nicely done one-layer holiday card that is easy to duplicate. Great card!

  7. Beautiful, Nonni! What a wonderful way to display the pretty sleigh; your background is gorgeous. Now, to find giant post-it notes in my area...

  8. the silver embossing really stands out well on the background- fab!

  9. woooww Nonni this is totally fabulous I love the step by step you have showed us..this is really creative and the silver embossing on the blue looks always adorable..I love this card Nonni...hugs, Monika

  10. Love your torn edges masking and the embossing. Great cute quick card. Hugz


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