An Unusual Blizzard


I saw a card on the blog of a demonstrator in the U.S., Brian King, that I just had to try! It uses the Beautiful Blizzard background image in a different way – hence an unusual blizzard.  I just changed up the colours and placement for my card, so it’s a CASE – in this instance, a Copy and Selectively Edit card.


An Unusual Blizzard

Pure genius – but so obvious, right? I mean, I’ve been using the Beautiful Blizzard set for just that – snow and winter cards. (You can see one of those examples in THIS POST here). But, just change the colours you use, and you can use the background and other images for totally different cards!


To be able to perfectly line up the images when stamping, and use different colours on the same stamp, the easiest way to do this is with the Stamparatus. Once you’ve got your stamp positioned, all you need to do between colours is wipe it clean with your Simply Shammy.

Place your panel of Shimmery White cardstock on your Stamparatus. Place the background stamp from Beautiful Blizzard stamp set where you want it, then press the platform plate over it, to pick it up. Use the So Saffron ink pad to tap the ink onto the top portion of the stamp, then press down onto the cardstock. You can repeat this if you want more ink on your image; I added more twice – it’s always easy to add, but you can’t take the ink away!

Next, wipe off the ink from the stamp with  your Shammy. Add Pumpkin Pie ink to the bottom portion of the stamp, then press onto the cardstock. Repeat as needed, until you’re happy with the distribution of colour.

Now clean off your stamp with the Shammy, or remove it and clean it on your Stampin’ Scrub. Next, place the tall tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, place it on your cardstock, and press it onto the Stamparatus plate. Because of the size of the image, I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Shaded Spruce for the branches. After stamping then cleaning the stamp, I then used my Crumb Cake Marker to colour in the trunk.  I like how, by coincidence, the background image almost looks like a setting sun behind the tree!

Finally, add the sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink.


Create layering panels for more interest. I created a card base of Shaded Spruce cardstock, then a panel of Crumb Cake. I then added another panel of Shaded Spruce behind the image panel. All were attached together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

An Unusual Blizzard

I hadn’t decided on a sentiment for the inside yet. I did however add my panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the branch image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. To colour the image, I again used my Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers. You can just see the image peeking from the corner, in the picture above.


Both the Rooted in Nature and the Beautiful Blizzards sets can be purchased in their own Bundles, and I highly recommend them! Besides saving 10% on each Bundle, I know you’ll love having the framelits dies to use for each set.  I also highly recommend adding the Stamparatus to your cache of stamping tools; you can get so creative with it, and never worry about lining up images again! Get creative, and combine your stamp sets – come up with an unusual blizzard of your own!

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An Unusual Blizzard

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “An Unusual Blizzard

    1. Wow – thanks for that amazing compliment, Jackie! I’m looking forward to trying this card again, in different colours 🙂

  1. Great minds! I saw Brian’s post, and we’re making a card very similar to his at classes this week. I didn’t edit as selectively; mine is pretty much a direct copy except for the sentiment. (And I added a little something.) Mine will be showing up this week.

    1. 🙂 We do know a great technique when we see it, don’t we Buffy?! I can’t wait to see your version of this card – I know it’ll be fabulous.

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