This is a digi image from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps, first time I’ve used one to create a card with, I normally just set them up on a sheet for my sister in law when she finds free ones.
-After the image was printed I masked off across the panel to sponge on the snow at the bottom. Also clouds (using my handmade template) and I kept the sponge away from the image. Regular sponging was done for the clouds and a drag downward motion was done for the snow.
-If you’d like the cloud template pattern click on my blog link below and a fast link to a pattern is under tutorials.
-The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps.
-The snowflakes to create a faux embossing are punched from an EK Success border punch, when I want just the snowflake I cut ½” strips and place the end of the strip into the punch at the snowflake design as I’m looking at the bottom of the punch and glue it to the card.
-A large straight pin works great to pick up the snowflake and place on the card. Squeeze out glue to a non porous surface, (I repurpose sticker paper), touch the pin to the glue then to the back of the snowflake which picks it up, now place on the card and press down with the finger as you pull the pin away. Very fast and easy! It took less than a minute to place those snowflakes and I also use this technique for placing embellishments like the nailheads, pearls and gems.
-A drop of glitter glue was added to the center of each snowflake.
Super cute card, Roxie! I LOVE the snowman image! The sponged clouds and sparkly snow layers are perfect! Thanks for the tip about the punched snowflakes--I forgot about my border punch, which makes tiny flakes!