I got out my Snow Swirled set for the first time today and I have to say it has quickly become my favorite holiday set – it is sooo easy to get such beautiful results using it.
I decided to use Silver Embossing Powder and the Faux Metal technique to get some real glitz into it – the Faux Metal technique is amazing as it adds a real metal look to your projects without the weight of using actual metal embellishments which is a great thing for mailing!
The base of the card is a piece of Shimmery White. I took a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Ski Slope pack which is available in the Holiday Mini and adhered a piece of Whisper White Taffeta ribbon to it, onto which I tied a simple knot. I then adhered this onto the base.
I used my Versamark Pad to ink up my tree stamp and stamped it onto a piece of Baha Breeze cardstock – I then sprinkled on Stampin’ Silver Emboss Powder and used my Heat Tool to melt it. I used my Ticket Corner Punch for the corners and attached it to a mat of Shimmery White using Dimensionals to give it a lift from the card base.
The Faux Metal technique uses the same items as you use for embossing – choose what stamp you wish to use and stamp it into the Versamark Pad and set to one side. Then simply take a piece of white cardstock and your Versamark Pad and stamp your pad all over the piece of paper. Sprinkle metallic embossing powder all over the paper, shake off the excess and heat it until it melts and goes shiny. Then quickly sprinkle more embossing powder onto this layer and heat again. Repeat this process two more times and then take the stamp that you put aside and push it gently but firmly into the melted layers – remove and you will see that this will give a good imprint of your image into your melted embossing powder.
You can then punch or cut out your image – I used the large and small snowflakes and used the 1/2″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches to cut them out – I then attached them to my card using Dimensionals.
What a fun to make, easy and elegant card :-)