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Today’s sponsor company is the fabulous Flora and Fauna and I’m so excited to feature their stamps in my card today! I’m in love with their fun sketchy designs and you can see more cards I’ve created with their products here and here. Today I decided to do a little ink blending and embossing for a simple but peaceful winter scene. I started by blending black soot, seedless preserves, faded jeans, salty ocean, and broken china distress ink onto a panel of bristol smooth cardstock. I splattered it with water to create the illusion of big snowflakes in the distance of my scene. After that was dry I splattered it with copic opaque white paint to create closer snowflakes.
Next I stamped the trees from Arctic Starry Night onto the bottom of my panel with versamark and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment and snowflake clusters with versamark and heat-embossed them with the same silver embossing powder. Finally I sprayed the entire panel with shimmer spray. It’s a very subtle shimmer but it’s really sparkly when it catches the light!
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Carla vdM says
Your ink-blended sky is awesome.
A wonderfull card and the silver embossing looks great, have to try it out tooo.
Vinita Jain says
Love the fun sketchy trees on such fabulous blended background, amazing!
ANDREA HASTILOW says
What a great sky , your blending is fantastic, wish I could do that x
I love the way the sentiment totally brings the card together! Beautiful!
Celeste Goff says
What a gorgeous background Jessica!
Maria Jose says
Beautiful blending! Perfect colours.
Becca Yahrling says
L*O*V*E your night sky; your ink blending is gorgeous. And all those little stars …
and the snow … so perfect. Gorgeous card.
Cris G. says
Your blended background with little stars is mesmerizing… wow!
Teresa Doyle says
This is really pretty Jessica. The white embossed snowflakes look amazing on the richly coloured sky and the silver embossed trees really set it all off. Beautifully done as always.
Karthikha Uday says
What a gorgeous background! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us 🙂
Love your beautiful card!
Jan Elmore says
Your background colors & shading is always awesome!
Laurie Liebich says
I am always fascinated by the night sky! Your card is beautiful.
What a pretty background! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tara Prince says
So very pretty!!
Avra Williams says
Very cool! I love it!
This card is very beautiful. I love the background and may have to try it for myself.
Lorie Brunner says
I’m in love with your background! I need some new ink pads!!
Aunt Min says
Lovely ink blending with distress inks!
Jean G. says
Such a gorgeous background! I love it.
Dee Earnshaw says
love the stunning background – thanks for the ideas:)
Diane Stricker says
Beautiful wintry sky, with gently falling snowflakes covering your pretty forest. I want to bundle up and go for a walk…So thrilled that you’re part of Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
Sarah M says
Love those tiny Christmas trees and your fabulous background!
Amazing background! really loving this card.