Make My Monday is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas. I have to say, it panicked me slightly when I realised I would have to do a CAS card. I don't do CAS!
Anyway, I hope you like my card. I started by stamping the snowflakes in Versamark ink. This was easier said than done for a couple reasons. Firstly, Versamark ink is not very easy to see and we do not have good light at this time of year. Secondly, the only snowflake background stamp I have is quite small, and it's also a wooden stamp, so I could not see where I was stamping. I got around this by drawing a pencil line and stamping three times, lining my stamp up each time with the pencil line. I had to guess where the side of the stamp was, but fortunately I managed to get this right.
Next I embossed the snowflakes using a clear sparkle embossing powder (sadly the sparkle doesn't really show up in the picture). Then I painted over the snowflakes using Twinkling H2Os in shades of blue and purple. This is a beautiful, shimmery watercolour paint. Again, the shimmer doesn't show up too well in the picture. As you can see, the embossed snowflakes created a really good resist effect, and I just rubbed over them with a tissue once the paint was dry to bring out the shine.
I then attached a die cut snowflake, which I glittered with Stickles glitter glue, stamped the sentiment underneath the painted panel in black archival ink, and added some blue gems to the centres of the die cut snowflake and the larger background snowflakes. Given that CAS is not my usual style, I'm quite pleased overall with how this has turned out.
I hope you can join us for this week's Make My Monday challenge!