Hello everyone! I had a little fun in my Closet today, and made this snowy card for a blog friend. She always brightens my day with her comments and I couldn't help but choose the Small Talk sticker for a sentiment on the front of this card. She always leaves a little sparkle for me!
I made the background by applying my beloved mechanical repair tape to card stock and embossing it with my Tim Holtz Snowflurries Texture Fade. First I applied black gesso, heated it 'til almost dry (doesn't take much more than two seconds) and then wiped with a damp paper towel. I randomly swiped on Distress paints in Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch (great investment--I've used these a lot lately!) and followed with a bit of DecoArt Patina Antiquing Cream. I wiped this back and gave it a spritz of DecoArt white Shimmer Mister. I smooshed on some Picket Fence Distress paint with a makeup sponge to highlight the embossed snowflurries and heat embossed with Emerald Creek's Soft Fallen Snow powder. I took the cap off the Shimmer Mister and splattered some on with the hose end. I heat dried and added Stickles in Platinum to the largest snowflake center and wiped some on lightly here and there for a little extra sparkle.
The Small Talk sticker was colored with Brushed Pewter Distress paint mixed with Perfect Paper adhesive and more Stickles wiped on for extra sparkle, again in Platinum.
If you hold your mouth just right you can see the sparkle both on the background and in the center of the snowflake--it looks like a brilliant diamond.
I mounted the metallic panel on a panel which was stamped with... get this!!!...a Stampin' Round!!!! Wow! I've had a drawer full these for decades and NEVER used them. I was going to get rid of them the other day when I saw one with snowflakes! I inked in Watering Can Archival, dried and then went over the stamped card with a wash of DecoArt Titanium white and water. I distressed the edges with scissors (wish I had one of those Distress it All's!), wiped with Versamark and embossed with Soft Fallen Snow. This is very fluffy and shimmery in real life, just like fresh fallen snow!
That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed my card and have a sparkly day!
I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Enjoy Your Embossing Heat and pressure embossing used.
Mixed Media Place Creative Gym # 16 New Beginnings Fresh fallen snow always signifies new beginnings to me--a clean, fresh dusting ready for the first footprint to be made in it. Following the theme, too, with achieving texture on a flat card--something new to me. New beginnings with my newest paint colors.
Open Minded Challenge # 1 Something New New: Patina Antiquing Cream, use of old Stampin' Up Wheel--I've had for a long time, but never used. New techniques to me: using Stickles wiped on to create a glittery wash as opposed to applied thickly, white wash over stamped images, FLAT card! ( I usually make layered cards).
Stamps and Stencils Splatter, Spritz, and Smoosh! Now that's a lot of S's! (I stamped with a Stampin' Round Wheel in snowflakes on my back card. My splatter, spritz and smoosh are in bold within the text of my post.)
A Vintage Journey-February Challenge-Industrial My Tim inspiration comes from his Painted Industrial technique.
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Hugs and Blessings!