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I decided to break out my distress inks for today’s card! I started off by painting a line of rubber cement at the bottom of the panel for my snow line. Once the rubber cement dried completely I added a wash of soft pastel distress inks to create a winter sunrise after a snowstorm. I love all the pastel shades in the sky right after it snows. From the bottom of the card towards the top I used distress inks in worn lipstick, shaded lilac, seedless preserves, and more shaded lilac. I wet the paper thoroughly and then added each color. I dried it with my heat gun and then added additional color and dried it until it was barely damp. Then to create some interesting lines of color I mixed iridescent medium with water and painted it on to the card front using vertical strokes. It dragged some of the pink shades into the purples which I love and the iridescent medium gave the entire panel a very shimmery look.
Next I stamped the deer from the new Hero Arts Deck the Halls stamp set with versamark and then heat-embossed them with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees with versamark and embossed it with the same embossing powder. Next I taped the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil over the front of my card and applied Ranger Texture Paste. I removed the stencil and while it was still wet I sprinkled it with Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and let it dry completely. Then I trimmed the panel down to A2 size and mounted it to a white cardstock panel!
So that’s my card for the week! I hope you’ll play along with our Anything Goes Christmas Card Challenge! For even more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the rest of the design team!
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I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #26: Pastels!
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