Hello and Happy New Year!
The cards I’m sharing today were created to give as thank you cards for Christmas gifts and goodies. I made two different card backgrounds. Both were started by stamping snowflakes from the Honey Bee Stamps “Let It Snow” stamp set. I set them all up on an acrylic block and stamped them onto watercolor paper using Versamark sticky ink. They were then covered with white embossing powder and heat set. I used the Kat Scrappiness Nested Rectangle Embossed Rope Dies to die cut both backgrounds. I love these dies. They add a wonderful stitched detail, and are so unique from others I’ve seen.
The card background above was made using the Clarity Stencil Brushes. These brushes are not only great to use with your craft stencils, but also to brush on color evenly. I brushed on three different colors of Distress Inks, going from dark at the bottom to light at the top. Next, I spritzed the whole background with Shimmer Spritz, let it sit for a few seconds, covered with a paper towel, and blotted up the excess. This not only adds texture by pulling up a little of the pigment, but adds an awesome shimmer over the whole piece.
The second card background above was made by smooshing the Distress Inks directly onto acetate or plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then laying or dragging the acetate onto the watercolor card stock. After I got the desired result with the acetate, I then spritzed again with the Shimmer Spritz and blotted with a paper towel.
Both of the cute snowmen were stamped with the Stampaholic Stamping Tool and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored both with Copic Markers, and fussy cut them with small sharp scissors. The first card’s greeting is from Honey Bee Stamps Hello Gorgeous Words Dies. The second card’s Thank You greeting is from Kat Scrappiness.
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