Sunday, 15 January 2017

Indigoblu Challenge December 2016 Snow

December 2016

This is my contribution to the latest Indigoblu challenge. A number of stamps appropriate to the theme I had actually used in previous but recent challenges therefore it was back to the drawing board and thinking cap on! I wanted to create something a bit different thus did a bit of research through 'word association' and one of the links I thought of was 'Snowball.' How to make them - please follow the instructions below!

  • Stamps:- Indigoblu Snowflakes A6; Snow Globe A6
  • Cardstock:- White pearlescent; parchment
  • Inkpads:- Versamark
  • Misc:- Silver holographic embossing powder; alphabet dies; deckle circle dies; double sided sticky sheets (A4 size cut down - origin unknown); talcum powder
  1. Mask off the base and writing on 'snow globe' stamp with low-tack masking tape. Ink with Versamark, remove masking tape and stamp onto parchment sheets. Repeat four times, allowing enough space to leave a border when die-cutting. (I used two A4 sheets and stamped three images on one and two on the other. 
  2. Sprinkle over silver embossing powder and heat-set.
  3. Select one image and stamp the same snow globe image again, but around the gap to create the illusion of a circle. Emboss as before.
  4. Apply double-sided sticky sheet to the reverse of each stamped image and die-cut with a deckle circle - NOT the largest!
  5. Die-cut five circles from pearlescent card using the largest deckle die.
  6. Peel off the backing sheet and apply 'snowballs centrally to each die-cut card circle. Dust edges with talc to remove any tackiness. 
  7. Using Versamark, stamp the Snowflakes stamp onto a piece of white pearlescent card, heat emboss with silver embossing powder and die-cut the letters 'S,' 'N,' 'O' and 'W.'
  8. Attach with foam pads to snowballs.
  9. Using double sided tape, attach a double length of metallic string to join each snowball, ensuring the loop is at the top.
Et voila! - a cascade of snowballs!

Thank you for reading my blog. Happy crafting!!

Best wishes,

'The Making Lady'


  1. Beautiful work shelagh....really stunning! Thanks for joining the indigoblu challenge and good luck. Hugs rachel x

    1. Thank you, Rachel. I wanted to create something different with the snow globe; the hanging is still on a hook in the kitchen and is quite appropriate as there remains a dusting of snow under a hard frost! ;~}