Bright Snowflakes

I appreciate traditional Christmas colors as much as the next maker, but I love pushing the envelope with color combos and this card is no exception.  Bright snowflakes of red, green, orange, and gold.  Inspired by my own card from earlier this week and a color palette on Pinterest, I set about to create another background.  What I got was a panel that just popped!  I love how this one turned out, so much in fact I couldn't bring myself to add anything else to the card.  

Using my usual water smooshing technique to create a background with Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, and Ripe Persimmon.  Onto stamping with the Snowflake background stamp using Versamark ink.  Shake on a bit of Metalic Platinum embossing powder.

After those steps, I had a nice background, but I wanted the flakes to pop a bit more.  I squished a bit of each color onto my glass media mat and watercolored the snowflakes with the same color palette to intensify the colors.  That's where the magic happened.  

Market Place:  Available at Smiling Moose

Inspiration:  Using Distress Backgrounds and The Velvet Lemon Blog Post

Technique:  Distress Ink Background, Watercolor, Embossing


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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FESTIVE BERRIES
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FESTIVE BERRIES
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark
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Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9
Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9"X12" Fold Over
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
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EK Tools Powder Tool
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Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT
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Tim Holtz Tonic TRAVEL GLASS MEDIA MAT
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