To make this card I started by cutting a piece of blue cardstock to 51/4″ x 4″ as I wanted it slightly smaller than my A2 card front panel and then wiping it with an anti static powder. I then put embossing ink on my embossing folder being sure to put it on the side with the depressed areas not the raised areas as I wanted the embossing ink to be applied only on the negative space of my embossed image as you can see in the photo. You don’t want to press too hard to ensure you don’t get ink where you don’t want it especially if your ink pad is juicy.
After applying the ink, run it through your die cut machine as you would any embossing folder. Once you remove your cardstock piece you will see where the ink has been applied to your panel. Then pour embossing powder over the whole panel and tap to remove excess and heat. I used this terrific blue interference powder we have in the store and it gave this wonderful sheen to the darker blue cardstock.
Next I die cut some snowflakes from white cardstock in a variety of sizes.
I then stamped my sentiment using Distress Oxide Prize Ribbon ink and the fabulous new Holiday Sentiments stamp set from Photo Play Paper we got in the store. I just love it and you will see it used in many things over the next little while. I used the coordinating Holiday Sentiments die set to cut it out once the in was dry.
Once I had all the parts of the card done. I started to assemble it. I attached the snowflakes to the card panel randomly and cut off any parts that were overhanging. I added foam strips to the back of my sentiment and added it to the card panel. I then attached the whole panel to a white A2 card base.
For my last step, I used some Wink of Stella to highlight the snowflakes. I tried to catch the shine in a photo but it is hard to see in the photos. I think it adds a little extra to the card.