Flurry of Wishes in Blue

I love varying shades of blue at Christmas – it used to be a non-traditional color combination for the holidays, but it’s becoming more and more of a staple for the holidays.  I also love snowflakes.  Combining those two with a bold, graphic card just seems like the right thing to do.  Here’s a card I made with Flurry of Wishes stamp set and four of my favorite shades of blue:

Flurry of Wishes, Festive Fireplace, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Coloring Flurry of Wishes.  While the Flurry of Wishes stamp set is PERFECT for creating beautiful backgrounds on Winter or Christmas cards, these lacy snowflakes can also carry their weight as a front-and-center position on the card.  Woo hoo!  There are so many ways you an color in these guys – there are so many patterns in these snowflakes and ways to make them modern and fresh.  I chose to carefully color in the thin lines that create each snowflake’s lacy pattern.  Lots of small details, but it was completely do-able.  I stared at the pointed tip of each part and pulled the brush of my Stampin’ Write Maker back toward me – felt like I could control the pen best that way.

    Flurry of Wishes Photopolymer Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Flurry of Wishes Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Coloring Technique.  Despite the careful (and somewhat tedious coloring), this card was relatively easy to execute.  I stamped the snowflakes on the white cardstock with Archival Basic Black ink and positioned the panel over the 1-1/4″ wide strips of cardstock.  Starting with the lighter colors and working my way to the darker ones, I stretched a piece of Post-it Tape over the images (lined up with the panels beneath) and colored to the tape.  I picked up the tape, moved it to the next line and simply colored that section like the first.  Simple!  I moved from light-to-dark because I knew that any “mistakes” could be covered with a darker color (but not the other way around).
  • Four Blues.  These four blues create a perfect transition of blue grades from dark to light.  While Night of Navy is a purely navy blue, the remaining three colors have a bit of green in them.  That makes these aquas perfect for icy snowflakes, right?  If you, too like this combination of blues, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party

Stamp Sets:  Flurry of Wishes, Festive Fireplace  Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper Whine, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Night of Navy, Stampin’ Write Markers (Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party)  Accessories:  1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. GET OUT OF HERE!!! I would have never thought to COLOR them. Fantastic Brian! I’ve love using this set and you’ve provided a unique way to use it again. 🙂

  2. Wow! What a fun and creative way to showcase an ombré look! You’re a smart one Brian 🙂

  3. Such a beautiful combination of colours. I also love the layout of the snowflakes, it’s such a shame we only use them for Christmas cards. You’ve made a gorgeous card. TFS

  4. Amazingly Beautiful!

  5. Love this! I’m going to tuck this brilliant ombre idea away to use over & over with different images.

  6. Brian…what a super-cool idea {:)}! I must try this…so easy-peasy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Wow! Super card, Brian. The layout is great with snowflakes and I never would have thought to put those 4 colors together or color as you did. NEAT!

  8. Love, Love, Love this one Brian. The best part is that I use blues for my Hanukkah cards along with silver and this design is perfect for that. It’s nice to have something other than a Menorah or Dreidel to put on a card.
    I just know my family and friends of the Jewish faith would love it. You are just so amazingly creative. Hugs.

  9. Loving everything about this card! The colors are superb…..you are truly a master of design!

  10. A beautiful card with an amazingly artistic technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. This is so lovely, and so intriguing that it makes me want to run to my craft table and try it for myself. Yeah!

  12. You are awesome! I would never have thought to color the snowflakes! It makes them much more bold. Super duper card!

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  14. You’re so talented and must have the patience of a saint to color each snowflake so perfectly. Love it.

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