I chose the theme because I had a snowman image I particularly wanted to use, however once I'd made the background I realised the image didn't look right with it so it was back to the
I made the background using a technique I've seen around a lot in blogland recently, double embossed foil. I swiped a Versamark pad over the "inny" side of the embossing folder, then embossed my piece of foil, then quickly threw pinches of embossing powder in dark and light blue, sparkle blue and clear hologram all over the foil and heat embossed it. I have to say it looks MUCH more effective in real life than in the photo!
I stamped the snowman - a very old but NBUS stamp from Dimension 4th - and coloured him with Promarkers and a hint of watercolour for the sky. The tag and sentiment are stamped with a magazine freebie set from a few years ago, with a Kaleidacolour stamp used for the sentiment to pick up the range of blues in the background. I used a staple to attach the ribbon because a staple adds a touch of "butchness" to what might otherwise be a rather girly bit of ribbon.
I am sharing this with
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Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
Little Red Wagon - It's Embossable
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas is Coming
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