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Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember release is fabulous! My card features a very unique stamp set called Snowflake Circles. This set has 6 different snowflakes; three of which have a negative design. One of these snowflakes highlighted on a solid circular background is featured in today's card.
I am working with the circle background with falling snow ... my favourite stamp in this set! I stamped it multiple times on a panel of Bristol Smooth Card Stock using Distress Oxide Ink Prize Ribbon. To get a consistent, solid background, I stamped each one two times.
After each stamping, the snow circle was clear embossed giving it a shiny appearance. I wanted the snowflakes to stay white and used a Versamark Pen to ink the snowflakes within the embossed circles. The circles were again coated with the embossing powder and clear embossed.
Using a resist technique, the panel was inked with a combination of Distress Oxide Inks Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Prize Ribbon. The panel was left to dry for about an hour and the ink sitting on the snow circles was buffed off with a microfibre cloth.
The panel was cut with a die from Stitched Rectangles .
The Forest Greenery Border and Peace dies were used to cut white card stock. A mixed media paint brush was used to coat the die cuts with a thin layer of glue. Diamond Dust was applied. The border was adhered to the bottom of the panel, trimmed and the panel mounted on an A2 sized card base. The Peace sentiment was mounted on a foam die cut and adhered to the card.
The Layered Chickadee layers were inked with Black Soot and Gathered Twigs and assembled. It was adhered above the border with foam squares.
The card was embellished with Sugar Glitz Discs.
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