CARD: Peaceful Snowflakes (ok a bit of a background attack)

Ok, Monday was a holiday and the muse was keeping ELEVEN children busy for a sleepover and playdate.  That is all the energy that I had.  LOL!  So how about a technique for Tuesday?

The title makes it all sound so PEACEful.  But when I attacked this project, it was with a creative fervor.  LOL!  It started with wishing that I had stamps to match this awesome die set from Spellbinders called S4 085 Snowflake Wonder.


Here is my 'technique'.

  • Stencil through die with Versamarker or Embossing Pen

  • Heat emboss with Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ink it up.  I used Distress Inks to make a background
  • Heat set THOROUGHLY.  No wet spots remaining.
  • Ink cutting edges of the Snowflake Wonder die with Embossing Ink
  • Run it through Wizard with following sandwich:
    • White Mat.  
    • Inked Art, ink side up.  
    • Die with inked side / cutting blades down.  
    • White Mat
  • Remove die carefully.
  • Heat emboss with Glitter Embossing Powder (I used Midnight Madness from Sparkle n Sprinkle)
  • Stencil through die with clear drying, tacky adhesive (such as Duo by USArtQuest)
  • Once adhesive is tacky, sprinkle with GLITTER (I used Meteor Blue, also from Sparkle n Sprinkle)
  • Wait a couple of minutes
  • Tap off excess glitter and work other glitter into tacky areas with the tip of your finger.  Be brutal.

I love making backgrounds.  You can just keep goin' til it's done.

All of this frames the beautiful Amaco Foil cut pieces, again with Snowflake Wonder.

I ran a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock Black Magic (with that lovely teal) through with the Nestabilities Long Rectangle Scallop die and sanded the edges for contrast.

Mounted the whole thing on a nice plum cardstock.

Placed it on a pearlescent light blue card base.  This is the same paper that I used for the letters, cut with the Enchanted font die set.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you have time for some 'play time' today.

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