Today I’m featuring the Star Snowflake Stencil. My comfortable number of mass production is 3 cards so I decided to use 3 basic techniques with the stencil.
Armed with a mini ink blending tool, I went to work. Any guesses on what I used on my trio of cards?
Let’s start with the basic design, the Let It Snow card:
This was done using a tone-on-tone ink. I’m smitten with the Foliage Mix Layering Papers which contain four each of Pine, Grass and Celadon papers. I combined the Grass paper with the Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The sentiment is from Kelly's S'no Problem stamped with Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.
Next up is Sparkle Embossing Powder…who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?
I’m a huge fan of embossing buddies (anti-static pads), they make so that there is minimal embossing powder clean up but I always have a clean paintbrush handy in case I need to dust off any excess. I made sure to re-ink my embossing pad and used my mini ink blending tool. I repeated the process several times to make sure that the image was really loaded with the embossing ink. The Sparkle Embossing Powder adds such a fabulous amount of embossed glitter. I decided to use a sentiment from the Sparkle Borders set with White Embossing Powder on a strip of black cardstock. The contrast adds a nice bit of zip to the design.
Honestly, I love to heat emboss. I think it is a great way to add texture and pop to a design. This non-traditional color duo for the holidays makes me a happy crafter:
Embossing is such an easy way to step up a design. My other 2 cards were primarily monochromatic so I knew I wanted to create a more colorful design. I love to separate sentiments and get a whole new look with one stamp. Peace was easily fussy cut from the Peace & Joy stamp.
So, what do you think? Which is your favorite?
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