Winter Joy

Hi everyone! We are in early December — in full holiday swing. We hope you enjoyed our Holiday Countdown series, and will continue to enjoy our projects this month! I’m happy to share a card with you today that I made based on lots of inspiration from other card makers using Distress inks for backgrounds.

I started with a pre-cut A2 card front of Neenah Solar white.  I taped it down to my craft sheet with a little post-it tape so it would stay put. With three colors of distress ink, I created the background by swirling on the ink using the mini blending tool.

To add some more interest to the background, I splattered some white distress paint by tapping my little paint brush on my hand. That motion flung the paint across my card, and all over my workspace, but luckily it cleans up really easily. After it was dry, I cut down my inked sky just a bit.
I knew I wanted to include a sentiment die cut from Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock (It’s on sale this month!). I also wanted to add a few snowflakes just to fill in that wide open space. I decided on my layout by getting all the stamps positioned on my stamp press. Then I inked them up with Versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

I attached the sentiment with Mono Multi adhesive and then placed the background on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of the Silver Stardream Metallic cardstock. I placed that over the top of a pre-folded A2 card in Cougar white. Just to add a more shimmer and shine, I added some silver and gem pieces to the snowflake centers.
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