I found a new snowflake die and embossing folder set at Tuesday Morning last week and couldn't pass them up. I've been trying not to buy any new Christmas supplies this year, but 2 beautiful embossing folders and a die for $7 made me re-classify these as winter supplies, not Christmas! LOL
Anyhow, when I saw the challenge graphic, I had an idea to do a resist over the embossed snowflakes and then fill in with blues like the graphic. I attempted first with MicroGlaze, then with soft gloss and this final attempt was with glossy accents applied to the tops of the raised snowflakes. What I wasn't cluing in on was that even though the top portion I place the mediums on was resisting the ink and paint, the sides of the raised embossing were still exposed, so blue seeped underneath in all three attempts and added a bit of blue to my snowflakes. Still a great look and I love the way this third attempt turned out.
After embossing with the snowflake folder, I applied glossy glaze to each of the larger snowflakes and let it dry. Next I added some distress stain in broken china, stormy sky and faded jeans. I followed this up with Adirondack paint in pool and denim. Next I finger painted a bit of white paint around the edges, then added some frantage embossing powder to the two corners and heat embossed.
For the sentiment, I embossed the peaceful wishes stamp from Glad Tidings on vellum in white, then I took my fine tip applicator with some glossy glaze and did some squigglies all around and embossed with frantage. The snowflake die cut is covered in VersaMark and then embossed with frantage and I layered this onto a chipboard snowflake from my stash and added a snowflake blad to the center for a super dimensional frosty flake. A bit of white burlap in the background and distressed edges all around finish things off.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wildly creative and productive day!
Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve)
Paper: white cardstock, vellum cardstock
Ink: Versamark, broken china, stormy sky, faded jeans distress stain, pool, snow cap and denim Adirondack paint (Ranger)
Accessories: Branches and Snowflakes embossing folder set (BasicGrey - Sizzix), Snowflake Small Embossing Essentials die (Darice), snowflake brad, frantage embossing powder (Stampendous), Classic circles dies (Spellbinders)