Happy Mistake – Festive Flurry

Sometimes a mistake can turn out to be even better than what a stamper had planned. In this case, it is not better than the original plan but definitely a good discovery. I was working on my Christmas cards. One step in the process was to stamp the Festive Flurry images on the Silver Foil sheets and emboss with Heat & Stick Powder, then sprinkle silver glitter over the images. All was going well until I took a break for the day. The next time I worked on them I grabbed the little jar that was at hand and sprinkled the powder over the images. I was mystified for a moment or two that the glitter wasn’t sparkling like usual. Hmmm….THEN I looked at the jar! I had picked up the silver embossing powder instead of the glitter. Oops! I decided to go ahead and heat emboss the images and was pleased with the end result.

Festive Flurry Christmas card
What do you think? Don’t the snowflakes look like they have been crocheted with silver thread? The lumpiness of the Heat & Stick Powder created a different texture to the heated silver embossing powder. Fortunately, I only had done 6 of these before I discovered my mistake. Here is the original card. Oh yeah…I also forgot to check if I had enough of the Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon and ran out of it. Fortunately, the retired Baja Breeze pleated ribbon I had left over works well too.

Festive Flurry Christmas card


Stamp Sets – Festive Flurry (131788-wood, 131781-clear), Endless Wishes (133455 – sold out)

Ink – Versamark (102283)

Pper – Soft Sky (131203) and Whisper White (100730) card stock, Silver Foil Sheets (132178)

Other – Decorative Label Punch (120907), Heat & Stick Powder (100625), Silver Glitter (132205), Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129053), Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding (131210)


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