Hello, Everyone. For many reasons, I was inspired today to make a card using a snowflake stamp set from Gina K. Designs.  This Folk Art Snowflake set was part of Gina K’s Warm Winter Wishes Kit from 2019, which happens to be the very first kit I ever purchased – that’s how amazing it was! Although this set is two years old, I’m still using it! I think it’s important for us crafters to reach back into our stash and use what we have when we see new inspiration. I know that I myself am knee-deep in new products that I haven’t used yet, so being able to use what I have and not always buying MORE is important.

I took a panel of Bristol smooth paper and stamped all of the snowflakes and the sentiment with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I then blended Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Salvaged Patina. I love this color combination!

I splattered the panel with some watered down Perfect Pearls. I may have gone a bit overboard! My silver-embossed sentiment was getting pretty lost, so I tried stamping it again and embossing it with a shinier powder. In the end, I ended up taking a white paint marker and going over the letters to make them stand out. First time I’ve ever done that, but I think it worked out okay. I also added some white dots with the paint marker in order to mimic snow. From some angles, you can only see these white dots. But then when you turn the card in the light, all the shine from the Perfect Pearls shows up.
I used the same three Distress Oxide colors to emboss some snowflakes onto vellum. Since Distress Oxide has pigment in it, you can easily heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. After using the matching dies, I adhered the snowflakes to the panel, using glue only in the middle. I love the resulting dimension.

I finished the card with some silver and colored gemstones in the middle of the snowflakes.

I love how this card turned out, even though it may be sparkle overload. There are worse things, though, right?? Thanks for joining me today – I always appreciate you visiting!

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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