Welcome, welcome, welcome! What a fun time I’ve had playing with these two sweeties from Pink and Main, and WOW embossing powders.
If this is your first visit, hi! I’m Donna, an Australian living in Japan and crafting as much as I can squeeze into life!
You should have arrived here from Dana’s blog. She makes lovely cards!
I first stamped the image of the two cuties using my MISTI and coloured them using my Copic markers. I left the stamp in the MISTI so I could come back and restamp once the image was coloured. Colouring an embossed image with Copics isn’t a good idea, and the copic sits on the embossing, so I like to colour first, then emboss. The colour I used for the outline embossing is Metallic Platinum which is a beautiful cool gold colour.
I used traditional Christmas colours of red and green for my images, but chose to make my snowpeople a little more skin toned than snow toned for this card. Somewhere along the way, the boy snowman got ink on his cheek. Sounds like something my boy would do! The little stars are from the same Snow Sweet stamp set, and I embossed these in Platinum too.
I used WOW embossing powder in Kiwi Crush for the sentiment. I die cut the word hello from some plain white cardstock and then smooshed my Versamark ink all over it before dipping it into the embossing powder. I did this twice to get a nice thick coverage and a beautiful metallic shine. I then stacked another couple of layers of the die underneath to get some dimension to the sentiment. This hello comes from a wreath set by Pink and Main, and the word fits perfectly inside the wreath when you use them together.
Next stop on the hop? The lovely and talented Jackie
Don’t forget to comment at each stop to win the $25 gift certificate from Pink and Main and embossing powders and a carry case from WOW. The prize will be announced Wednesday October 22 at 9am EST.
I’d love to know whether you prefer traditional Christmas colours, or if you like to mix it up. (I’m on the fence on this one) To start the hop at the beginning, head to the Wow blog.
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Until next time,