The Feels Like Frost designer series paper is my all-time favorite paper from Stampin’ Up and I was thrilled that it returned this year. And the wildly popular Poinsettia Petals bundle has been my favorite product suite to create cards with this holiday season. So, these cards were so much fun to create.
I wanted to create cards to showcase some of the paper designs that have been less prominent; and they went perfectly with white poinsettias. In the videos, I showed two different ways to add embossed texture to the flower petals but mentioned that I tried three ways. In order of amount of texture created, here’s what I found:
- Emboss the flowers with a squishy mat and embossing plate: this provided the most texture from the die pieces that emboss the petal veins. After cutting the paper, I simply left it in the dies and ran it back through sandwiching the paper and dies between the embossing plate and the squishy mat.
- Use Thick Whisper White cardstock: I definitely felt more resistance running the paper/dies through my embossing machine and the extra thickness did leave more of the veining impression in the petals. This method was quickest and easiest.
- Use regular Whisper White cardstock: I didn’t show or mention this because the petals it produced were nowhere near as nice as the other two methods.
In the videos, I also showed how I created custom shimmer paper. This is a favorite technique to add subtle shimmer to embossed panels. And it’s quick and easy! Think of it as a bottle of Wink of Stella, and much faster.
More Card Design Elements
These colors are just so gorgeous together and complement the Feels Like Frost paper perfectly. I think we can all use some Peace and Joy this holiday season, and I was excited to break out my new Peace & Joy bundle. To try them out, I cut a bunch of words and back layers from each of the different colors of cardstock and found that the white popped so much better than the silver. I love the little strip sentiments that create white text surrounded by your choice of ink color. So much easier than trying to use white embossing powder, which, for me, never seems to look as good.
Don’t those sentiments go perfectly with the Feels Like Frost paper? For the Merry Christmas sentiment used on of the 7 cards, I used the sentiment from the Cherish the Season stamp set. The Merry Christmas that was in Poinsettia Petals was simply too large for a layered card front and would have taken up almost the entire width of the portrait-oriented cards. With all of those design considerations taken care of, here’s how the cards came out:
Feels Like Frost Christmas Cards Playlist
Feels Like Frost Christmas Cards Individual Videos
I put an instruction sheet together with all of the measurements and steps so you can recreate these cards yourself:
These cards use the fun Poinsettia Petals products. I made a lot of other cards using this product suite. You can find those projects in one spot by following the link in the button below.