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I chose water stamping which has to be one of my all time favourites. I have given it a little twist for this card though, it just seemed right for Christmas.
I began by die cutting a snowflake in double sided sticky paper, then I stuck it on to white card. Before removing the top layer I coloured my white card with Distress Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concorde. Then I used two snowflake stamps to water stamp with, but before the ink was dry I dusted over the whole card with Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Mica Powder to give it a shine. The powder will only stick to the inked areas and not the water stamping.
I tried it on a white card blank but it didn't look right, the white made the snowflakes fade so I went for a blue card blank instead.
To finish off I added some snowflake embellishments that I've been hoarding for years, it took some doing but I was brave and used some treasured stash!, well it is Christmas.
Please pop over to Technique Time Tuesday and take a look at all the fabulous DT samples, there's lots of inspiration to get you going.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Pick a Previous Theme - Snowflakes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Anything goes
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes