Hi there! Today I am pleased as punch to be guesting with The Foiled Fox again! WOOT WOOT! I adore these folks! I’ve created a trio of cards that have a beautiful Birch background stamp and some fun snowmen from the Making Frosty Friends stamp set and coordinating die.
To create the first two cards, I inked up the Birch Background stamp with just two colors of distress inks: stormy sky and blueprint sketch. Then I spritzed it lightly with water and pressed my watercolored cardstock onto the stamp. (WITHOUT re-inking the stamp, I stamped it again onto another pieced of watercolored cardstock and the background to my second card was born – more on that in a bit).
My next card used the same inked stamp from the above card so you can see the lighter, softer background I achieved by not re-inking my stamp. This technique is sometimes to referred to as second generation stamping or stamping off. I’m just lazy so I like I can get two backgrounds from one sitting, lol!
I thought having the little kid snowman standing on his Dad’s head would be funny, lol! It’s the little things people… HE HE!
And lastly for my third card , I created the background panel with three color distress inks: Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. and I inked up the Birch Background stamp with Versamark ink, dumped on some embossing powder and heat set it.
I added a few of the images from the same snowman stamp set and voila, this card is finished! I left this card sentiment free so I can use it for any occasion.
A trio of winter cards….. Yes please. I’m still waiting for the hard winter I have been warned repeatedly about (I’m in Connecticut now)…. It snows and then a few days later it melts.. I think the most snow we have gotten so far is 5 inches.
Thanks to Shauna at the Foiled Fox for having me back!!
All the supplies I used in today’s cards can be found at The Foiled Fox: