I really liked what Deborah had done with a die so I set about trying to do something similar but with a different shape. I put the die under the front of my card with the rubber embossing mat on top of the card front and hoped I got it right, if not then it would be a die cut window card for another time, but to my joy it worked! This gave me an embossed shape to work with.
The snowman is stamped in Archival Jet Black on the card and also on a sticky note, making sure his hat is well on to the sticky area, this is to be used as a mask. I also die cut a window in thin card with the same die for a mask.
Once dry I removed the masks and coloured in the snowman. The green in his scarf is a little too dark but other than that I'm happy with him. He has a little shading done with a Promarker.
To get the silver around the embossed shape I placed the die over the shape and drew around it with a silver glitter pen.
The greeting stamp is embossed with silver. It was bought as a larger stamp and I have carefully cut it so that I can use parts of it separately. If you do this don't trim the parts, this way you can put it back together again to use the full stamp and it will meet up perfectly.
Now that I have the masks cut I can make a few more of this style of card, in different colours, to help boost my card stash.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges :
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - One Layer Card
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use something Forgotten (snowman stamp)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use Your Imagination
Christmas Card Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Penny Black and More - Get ahead for Christmas