Frosted Pane – Tutorial #248


Surprise, surprise, my tutorial today is not the typical one you see here on my blog.  It only has a few steps so it whips up in no time at all.   The snowflake stamp I used is from a new set coming out by Stampin’ Up “Serene Snowflakes”.  It will be available for sale in the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini catalog starting September 1, 2009.   If you would like a copy of the new mini catalog, please e-mail your address to me at [email protected] and I will put one in the mail to you.  If you are customer of mine already you do not have to request one.  It will automatically be sent to you.  🙂

Let’s get started on the tutorial. . .


Stamps: Stampin’ U Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Brilliant Blue
Ink: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Versamark pad, Sponge, Clear embossing powder, heat gun

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Stamped snowflake on a 4″ square piece of Whisper White card stock using Versamark only.  Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun to protect the white of the card stock under the image.


Sponged Brilliant Blue ink on the snowflake starting in the middle and working in a circular motion gradually working outward.  Every time I re-inked my sponge I started back in the middle.  This helps keep the center dark and then it fades outward.


Sponged Brilliant Blue ink around the outside edge of a 5 1/8″ piece of Whisper White.


Layered by white panels with Brilliant Blue Panels.   That’s all there is to it.  🙂


I hope you have been inspired to try a simple, but elegant card today.

On a different note, I traveled to Lynchburg Virginia on Thursday, August 13th and just returned yesterday.  I was there teaching workshops to some extremely fun ladies.  I drive to most of my workshop location, unless they are more than 13 hours away, then I fly.   I have the very best job in the world right now going from one location in the United States to another.  This time I went through Ohio, West Virginia and then Virginia.  Here are a few sites I seen along the way on the scenic Byway Route 64.


Seen lots of Deer.  I past one group that were standing on the road in a circle having a conversation, lol.


These last photos were taken early morning on my return trip.  I hit the road at 3:00 a.m. to beat the traffic.  🙂  My very early starts also give me a chance to view this.



Where did the road go?


Okay, enough already with the trip photos.  🙂

How about a funny before I close. . . . .  . .


Until my next post. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Huge Hugs,


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19 responses to “Frosted Pane – Tutorial #248

  1. I realy like this one. Sometimes is less more!!!
    have a nice week.

  2. Mitzy German

    Simple but lovely and elegant. Thank you again, Michelle. Love the pictures, too. Be well. 🙂

  3. I genuinely think this is the most beautiful card you have made recently. I liked the others, but this got a spontaneous “oh wow” on loading. And I realise it was probably your quickest – don’tcha hate that sometimes ??!! xx

  4. Thanks for the beautiful card and tutorial. It’s also great to see your travelling pictures. It makes me a bit homesick for the North American green-ness – the desert is beginning to get a little boring!

  5. Hi Michelle. It was so good to meet you this past weekend and take your classes. It went so fast though!!! The pictures on your way home are beautiful and I feel a brayered card coming on in my mind!!! Please find a date to come to Virginia Beach in the future. Thanks for everything.

  6. I believe I can do this…………IF I can figure out how to feather out the blue ink. My first attempt has ‘hard’ edges in the ink. Do you use one of those sponges from SU? Do you have some hints as to how to soften that color the way you do?

  7. I LOVE snowflake cards and have 4 or 5 sets of snowflake stamps, do I really need another? YES!!!! The photos are Wonderful, you have such and artistic eye even through the cameras view finder. The cat funny is FUNNY…LOL, I am sharing with everyone. Hugs…

  8. Simply gorgeous! Stunning! Love it — as always!

    (love the cat funny!)

  9. Michelle, your card is magnificent! Your photos are wonderful and your funny is hilarious. Thank you for sharing your travels.

  10. So simple… but so beautiful! Michelle I love this card it is gorgeous. Love those stamps.

  11. Love the simplicity of this one!!! elegant! Beautiful shots from your trip and am glad it was something you love doing. Funny Kittie too. Glad you’re home!!

  12. Marie Taylor

    Michelle, I LOVE this card and I may actually be able to do justice to this technique, so thanks for the inspiration. Your photos are fabulous too!

  13. Trust me Michelle bear poop is so much worse as my kitties can attest! It’s not only more indestructable than toxic waste it has super glue properties the FDA is afraid to test! 😀

    Heard good things about the workshop from my friend Peggy Wilson who was lucky enough to attend. Boy am I green with envy!

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

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  15. Loved the cat, but even more I love what you did with this snowflake. I was almost embarrassed when I saw the tutorial had like two steps, but it is beautiful. I thought here is this woman who slaves over mask, over mask, and rings and colors and sponging. And I am excited over stamp, emboss, sponge. Michelle no matter the steps, your eye is just amazing and everything you do is absolutely stunning!

  16. Colorado springs?! Yeeeeeeeeeehaw!! I am so there. I will be watching for more info on that. Cannot wait to meet you, finally!!

  17. Laurie in MN

    I like the trip photos. Not being able to travel very often or any distance away, I appreciate seeing other areas through other peoples eyes.

  18. nancy littrell

    Thank you, thank you Michelle for sharing your elegant, yet very simple frosted snowflake card and scene’s of your beautiful drive. We leave in one week to spend 5 wks in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park, Nevada…..Red Rock Canyon country in Utah and Crested Butte, CO in the Rockies. Mts, Desert and Mts and then home to our gorgeous Southwestern Oregon. I should be filled with inspiration. TFS your Inspired Artwork 🙂

  19. Michelle, your frosted snowflake is just stunning! I absolutely love it and need to try one myself! The pictures of your road trip were wonderful and I absolutely burst out laughing at the funny at the end! Thanks so much for all you share!