(Almost) One Layer Winter Wonder

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Hey there! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite cards and stamps set from the Hero Arts 2018 Winter catalog, the Polar Greetings stamp set, on an almost one-layer card.

I started out by blending a soft background, masking off the edges using washi tape, which is a super quick way to get an even rectangular mask. For the hill though, I took a piece of masking tape and freehand cut a “hill”. Then I blended the background with Passion Flower, adding more ink at the bottom for a gradient look.

After I heat set the ink and added some anti-static embossing powder, I stamped the greeting in Versamark and heat embossed in silver sparkle embossing powder. Then I flicked some white ink on it, for some “snow”.

It’s important to do the white ink last on the background (if you use the same “snow” technique I did) because it takes a super long time to dry, even with heat setting. I actually added some clear sparkle embossing powder on top of the white ink, for some sparkle and also so I didn’t have to wait to adhere my critters.

The last step is to stamp the adorable little bears, and their accessories, in Charcoal, and color lightly with some ZIGs.

I hand trimmed the bears, because I didn’t have the handy-dandy dies at the time, and then adhered them to the card base.

That finishes off this sweet card! What do you think of the bears? I love them and can’t wait to pull them out again, as soon as I get my new craft desk!

Ellen Hutson is having a sale on stamps right now, 20% off, but it ends today, so if you want to pick up the Polar Greetings stamp set, now is the time!

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Polar Greetings
Ink: Hero Arts Passion Flower and Charcoal; Versamark
Other: Hero Arts clear sparkle and silver sparkle embossing powder

Tools: heat gun

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