clean and simple sunday no. 83

I’m back with another clean and simple design this Sunday plus a fun announcement that A Muse|Studio Holiday Hoopla is coming (August 15th thru October 15th)! A brand new **HOLIDAY CATALOG** is on it’s way with new holiday stamp sets perfect for your autumn and early winter holiday projects!  As many of you know, Holiday Hoopla is also a great time to book a workshop for increased hostess rewards! I’ll have all the details to share later this week, in the mean time lets talk about the clean & simple card for today…

 Nordic Noel Snowflake A Muse Studio CAS card design

This card recipe is a little bit more involved than I usually get with my designs but SO WORTH the effort. All this talk of “holiday hoopla” and knowing that the holiday catalog is going to be out soon, had me thinking “Christmas cards” and it has been a virtual “Christmas in July!” in my studio this past week.

To create this card, I cut a square base card in white, and then a square panel to stamp on. I knew I wanted a white on white design with a pop of color so I decided to try an “ink resist” technique. I stamped the snowflake from A|S Nordic Noel in Versamark ink and dusted it with white embossing powder, then applied my heat tool.


I then took out three colors of ink—eucalyptus, cherry and lime—plus a sponge and a scrap of card stock. I placed the scrap of card stock in a diagonal line across my stamped snowflake and swiped the cherry ink across my stamped panel. I then did the same with the lime ink in the opposite corner. I covered both corners of the stamped panel with scraps, swiped eucalyptus ink through the middle, removed the scraps and gently swiped through the middle again, filling in a bit of a gap that was created between the colors.

The heat embossing of the snowflake helps it to “resist” the ink. I then took a tissue and wiped the excess ink off of the embossed snowflake and although this looked good, it needed a WOW. I applied some glue with my Quickie glue pen and dusted the snowflake with diamond glitter and I think I actually gasped out loud!  Beautiful. I finished off the design with a bit of cherry & white baker’s twine and a cherry button. So much fun!

I have some more great card and paper-crafting inspiration through some Pinterest boards I created … you can check them out by clicking on the little, yellow Pinterest icon in the right margin of my blog…pure eye candy.  Have a great Sunday…  Kris



  1. Beautiful card Kris – I love the colors you put together!

  2. Thanks so much, Melissa! It was fun to make! 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous card! Hope we learn this technique at our workshop 🙂 XXOO

  4. Diane M says:

    I love diamond glitter! It always has the WOW factor. Pretty card and a great technique.