This was a challenge for me today. I had a sick son home from school. In between incidents with him, I managed to get this card done. Needless to say, I struggled with this challenge. I didn't have any gray as requested, but I thought the silver metallic would work as good. I started out by using the CB Swirls folder on the vanilla c/s. I then colored the swirls using the silver metallic marker. I used versamark, clear embossing powder, and the heat gun twice. To give it the glossy look. I also stamped the Santa Claus with silver ink onto vanilla c/s. I trimmed off the excess from the c/s of the santa because I wanted the look to be close to the paper. I didn't want any gap from the sides of the stamp. I did the same embossing technique as with the swirl folder. I mounted the image onto rust and silver metallic c/s. I added different size pearls to his mustache that had a snowflake. I used wired silver ribbon, tied it together with the sheer cream ribbon, added a snowflake brad (I cut off the backing), and attached a pearl to the center. It is held on with a glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and also used the same technique for the embossing. I realized that I combined challenge WT193 once I added the pearls. I really had fun making this card, but I wish it wouldn't of taken me most of the day to finish it. I hope you like what you see. Have a great night! TFL!
Stamps: Santa Collage by Delta (Michaels), sentiment from Hero Arts
Cardstock: Bazzill Black, SU Really Rust, SU Very Vanilla, DCWV Silver Metallic