Dec 24, 2011

Wishing you…

..peace, love, and joy!

Made a bunch of these shimmery, embossed snowflakes already — can’t wait to make some more. It was really super easy, to thanks to THIS paper from Hero Arts! It’s a light pool paper and already has the handwriting design on it. But, you could always take an extra step and stamp light pool paper with a handwriting stamp in tide pool mid-tone ink instead, or you can even try a darker ink like ocean. I listed some options for handwriting stamps in the supplies, and the pool paper too. So, here’s all you do:

  • First, cut the paper in half (at the 4.25″ mark) and score in half to create a base card (at the 5.5″ mark).
  • Next, stamp the snowflake in white pigment ink and heat emboss in white.
  • Use an ink blending tool to rub tumbled glass distress ink all around the snowflake — it will act as a resist. Add a spare amount of broken china to the center of the snowflake for extra dimension. Then add more tumbled glass along the edges.
  • Wipe off the snowflake with a dry paper towel to remove any extra ink.
  • Flick water on the card to make splotches and let dry. Then mist the whole card with perfect pearls in water.
  • Stamp “peace love joy” on a white strip with gray ink, then trim the ends and fold. Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Add gems — I love THIS pack since there are a TON of gems in it and in varying sizes.
That’s it! It’s easy to change up the design by using different colors or a different message, too!
Peace, love and joy to you!



  • sooo very pretty!

  • Beautiful! And they do look easy to churn out quickly. Love the ribbon treatment… So texture- y that way! *smile*

  • Lisa, this card is stunning – love the shimmer! Merry Christmas!!! :)

  • Beautiful card!

  • Wishing the same to you!

  • I love this beautiful card!!

  • stunning beautiful and simple card – I love it – TFS.

  • What a beautiful card! can’t wait for the next online class – Holiday Card Boot Camp was awesome and so doable!

  • Just the perfect sentiment – that is what it is all about! Love the glimmer and the great color, too.

  • Lisa, your card is gorgeous!!

  • Gorgeous! Aqua is becoming such a hot color for the holidays! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas, Lisa! And a Happy New Year to you!

  • Hi Lisa.

    I have to say, I really like your work.

    Is it your passion making these designs?

    I know, crafts are awesome.

    My favorite is making paper airplanes.

    I make paper airplanes of all shapes and sizes…This site is pretty good for that:

    Maybe I should start a blog?

    Thanks Lisa, you inspire me.

    Keep up your good work.


  • Such a beautiful and peaceful card. The embossed snowflake is stunning!

  • Lisa, CAS perfection. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Oh Lisa ~ Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the shimmery snowflake against the blue…so, so pretty!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

  • STUNNING card, Lisa! Wow. I’m a bit behind on my blog surfing. Have a good one!

  • THIS… just GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!! Love it Lisa…..

  • Hey LIsa, HOpe everything is okay and you’re just taking a much needed blogging break….

  • Really cute cards. Absolutely love the Snowflake card.

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Lisa Spangler and I like to make crafty stuff, eat donuts, and take photos. (Lots of photos.) Especially when hiking with by husband, J. More about me.

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