Ink is added with a sponging on the snowflakes and circle tag. The rest is hand cut or die cut.
Embossing paste in white on white cs with added Silhouette cut dies of snowflake swirl, pine cones, scallop in dark blue and white scallop. Stamped the snowman and water colored the sky. Tag is hand cut and stamped in dark blue. Hand cut the dark blue strips for corner detail and added shimmer pen to snowflake and snowman sky.
Once I had used the circle stencil with embossing paste on white layering weight cs, I sprayed it with yellow shimmer. Cut a piece of ink pad replacement foam and sponged on the orange, brown and a dark red. Had heard that this was a good way to add color and not worry about the sponge getting fouled. Worked quite well and the piece of pad actually cleaned up and can be reused. The black spray is a new product to me: dylusions ink spray in black marble. It sprays in many shades of black and adds drops in many sizes. I like to cut lots of different things to keep on hand with the Silhouette. This is a new cut of pine cone and I really like it. Stamped the squares, swishes and sentiment in black and mounted on white cs base. This is for a sweet neighbor that gifted us with a blueberry pie for Thanksgiving.
Fresh snow outside and fresh cut snowflakes on the Silhouette were my inspiration. And then the folks at Little Red Wagon just happen to have a challenge about snow. This was a single layer that started as practice for the linked final one. Was not doing it for me but had not actually thrown it away yet, so I added dark blue frames, glittery snowflake cutouts and mounted on white cs base. Always interesting how something destined for the trash finds new life with more embellishments.
This is my next to last card using my new toy of embossing paste. This one was white paste over stencil on white layering weight cs. Once dry I sponged black ink then lightly scraped versa mark over and added heat embossed silver. Tag is hand cut with white and dark gray layers, stamped in black ink and tiny dots of silver pen added then mounted on white cs base. Photo looks like b&w but it really it is color. The paste dried fast, took the ink very well, heat embossed with no bubbling and does not appear that it will break, crack or flake off. YEA!
Here is the same card with a white backdrop.
Still looks b&w but now the silver pen shows a little more. These are some really old red rubber stamps and they sure stamp nice clean and crisp. Am cleaning with 90% alcohol and it sure is not causing any seen damage to rubber or clear.