Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Let It Snow

Today's card was created for the latest Less Is More challenge. This week's challenge called for a "recipe" of emboss resist. It's been a while since I used this technique on a card and wanted to play along and challenge myself. I started with a piece of white cardstock and, after prepping the surface with my powder tool, I stamped the two smallest snowflakes from the Stampabilities Winter Wonderland stamp set using Versamark ink and heat set them using Recollections snow white embossing powder. Once dry I inked the panel with Tim Holtz distress ink in broken china and faded jeans, creating a nice ombre effect. I took a tissue and brushed off the excess ink from the snowflakes and then spritzed the panel with both water and frost shimmer spray by Tsukineko. I love using that shimmer spray on snowy scenes because of the beautiful shimmer it gives. While that base panel was drying I stamped Purple Onion's Merry Snowman out onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored him in using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut around the image and freehand cut the snowy slopes around him. I edged the image using my dual tipped Memento tuxedo black marker. I then adhered the image directly to the distressed panel. I stamped the sentiment from Amy R's Big Christmas Wishes stamp set and, even though you can't see it in the photo, added some pretty shimmer to the letters using my clear Spica shimmer marker. I love how adorably sweet this card turned out and may have to mass produce this one. Thank you for visiting my blog today and if this card put a smile on your face be sure to leave a comment...I appreciate them all!


8 comments:

Lisa said...

He's a cute little fella!! This is adorable Celeste!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super fun image here Celeste and a fantastic night sky using the emboss resist technique. We do like to see a little more 'white space' on our Clean and Simple cards at Less is More but thanks so much for sharing with us this week. Sarah x

Esther said...

What a lovely card Celeste! Inking over the embossed snowflakes looks fab, and I love the cute snowman! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Neets B said...

That's some fab ink blending and I love the mix of embossed snowflakes with the spritzing. Cute card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Susan said...

Such a fun card. Your snowman is super cute and your background is just perfect. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! I wanted to say thank you for the Christmas card from the card exchange! It is beautiful! Love the mix of papers and design?

Celeste Goff said...

Thank you Lisa...I love your card too! Where did you get that beautiful wreath stamp?

Sybrina K said...

Celeste, This is so darn cute! I just love your background... so sweet. :)