Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is a Christmas in July.

For my card today I created a Retiform card using the Joyful Flurry Stamp Set.  This is such a fun technique.  I shared it as part of a recent Technique Thursday Live.  Isn't this a pretty card in Orchid Oasis, Balmy Blue and Tahitian Tide!


  1. Cut Orchid Oasis card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Balmy Blue card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Basic White card stock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Cut strips of Masking Paper about 1" x 5"
  5. Adhere strips of Masking Paper to create triangles on Basic White card stock.
  6. Use Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink to colour along edges of Masking Paper.
  7. Then stamp snowflakes inside triangle.
  8. Peel off Masking Paper and replace to create a second triangle.
  9. Repeat blending and stamping using different stamps and colours,
  10. Repeat until the card stock is covered.
  11. Adhere to card base.
  12. Stamp sentiment using Orchid Oasis in on Basic White cardstock
  13. Cut out using label.
  14. Cut out second label from Orchid Oasis card stock.
  15. Cut in half lengthwise and adhere to top and bottom of stamped label.
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  17. Adhere Iridescent Pearls to centres of snowflakes
  18. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp snowflake using Tahitian Tide ink
  20. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel! 

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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  1. A very lovely card and makes me think of the cool frost on this hot summer day!

  2. I love your card so much💗The snowflakes are Gorgeous and what a great technique 💗💗💗

  3. Gorgeous card Melva and I love your colour palette x


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