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Technique Spotlight: Faux Snow

Updated: May 18, 2022

There are all kinds of ways to add snow to a stamped project. Obviously there are snowflake stamps, like the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

Stampin' Up!® also carries several snowflake dies, one of which is the So Many Snowflakes Dies that coordinates with the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

Accessories like Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes and Snowflake Sequins add a quick sparkly pop to a project. These are so pretty, fun for shaker cards or to stick on the front of a project. (Don't miss the shaker card that I will feature in my 12 Projects of Christmas videos on my YouTube Channel, which start November 1!)

Oh, and don't forget the gorgeous Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper we have in our August-December Mini Catalog, that just happens to be on sale right now.

And this Winter Snow Embossing Folder? An overall snowflake background is just the ticket!

As you can see, there are some amazing (and easy!) ways to add snow to a card. But let's get even more realistic. When we see snow falling from the sky or resting on a tree branch, we don't see the individual beauty of a snowflake, but white puffs falling from the sky or resting like a white blanket. There are some ways to make your project look snowy without the look of the individual snowflakes.

One way to add the look of snow falling from the sky is by using a Water Painter and Whisper White Craft ink. Get the water flowing from the Water Painter, dip in Whisper White Craft ink that you have put on an acrylic block, and flick onto your dark-colored card stock.

One way to add the look of a white blanket of snow is by using the Faux Snow technique. Stamp an outdoor image. Dab small amounts of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen onto your image in the places you'd like it to have snow. Sprinkle the glue with White Stampin' Embossing Powder, and heat. It bubbles up and creates that sweet blankety look as the powders melt on the glue. The first card I ever made using that technique was a card by demonstrator Lyssa Zwolanek. Isn't it pretty? Check out that snow!

Recently in my What's Up! Stampers Facebook Live, I created this beauty using the In the Pines Bundle from the August-December Mini Catalog. I LOVE that Faux Snow technique. It's so realistic, that I'm almost afraid it's going to melt! Want to duplicate this card? See below for the list of supplies I used, along with links to my online store.

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