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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snowy Background Technique

I love techniques! At Joan's Gardens, Selma has shown us how to do a fun technique called Snowy Background. We are to use this technique for our challenge this week. I really enjoyed doing this one. First you  take glossy cardstock and sponge a light color all over the piece. I used light blue. Next you stamp images on it using Versa Mark ink and heat set them. I used a tree. Take an embossing buddy and wipe over the glossy cardstock. Stamp the stamp you want as a focal point with Versa mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I used my tree again. This looks like the trees have depth. You can see a fainter tree on the left of my embossed tree. Now lightly spritz the piece with water and let it sit a few seconds. It looks like snow is falling!

Other challenges:
Basic Grey  -- papers used -- Out of Print and Basics Manilla
Just Magnolia


  1. very nice card that you did and the technique
    came out very good
    beautiful card

  2. Fabulous job April. Your card is so cute and you did a great job with my technique. Thank you for joining us this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  3. Oh, this is so sweet, April! You did a great job with the background technique, looks fantastic!
    Thanks for playing at Just Magnolia this week!
    Hugs, Iulia- new follwer:)

  4. Great technique April. I am going to try that. I like the colors that you chose for your card.

  5. What a sweet card and you did a fabulous job on the technique!

  6. She is just adorable and the card is beautiful!!

  7. Sweet image and great background!!

  8. April, very cute card and a great job on Selma's technique.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the weekly challenge. I love your card!


  9. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in the Basic Grey Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx


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