Here I am again, catching up with posts. It’s it amazing how quickly the days fly by?! I was inspired to use this background stamp by all the posts about snow that I was seeing on Instagram. I grew up with snow but don’t have it where I live now. I miss it!
I used a Wow! Embossing Pad and white Hero Arts embossing powder to heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes background stamp onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper. I used painter’s tape to adhere the panel to my work surface and then used a flat brush to apply clean clear water over the entire panel.
Using an wet 8 round brush, I transferred some Bright Clear Violet and Red Violet to my glass media mat, keeping them separate and blending them just a bit in the middle. Then I randomly added the colors, and the blend, to the wet panel. I used a heat gun to help the drying along and then, to add intensity, I wet the panel again and applied more color.
While the panel was drying, I used the Simon Says Stamp Big Friend die to cut the sentiment from Neenah Solar White cardstock and its shadow layer from My Favorite Things heavy vellum. I adhered the two together and set it aside.
I stamped the “warm wishes” sentiment, from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas stamp set, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, on a strip of Neenah Solar white. I trimmed it down and backed it with foam tape.
To assemble the card, I trimmed the watercolor panel down to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and then adhered both sentiments. Then I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
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