November 26, 2016

Snow Much Fun!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a mixed media card designed with Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp sets, Skating Emporium and Grunge Elements along with the ODBD SnowCrystals Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 

To create the background, I layered walnut stain, brushed corduroy and antiqued bronze distress stains onto a piece of kraft cardstock and once they were dry, added "snow" with the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements stamp set with picket fence distress stain. 

After the panel dried completely, I repeatedly stamped the advertising images from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set with black soot distress ink as well as the snowflakes with walnut stain distress ink.

I distressed the edges with a distressing tool, stitched the panel onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and added the crochet lace with black satin ribbon and pearls before mounting onto the black card front.

I added a layer of brushed corduroy distress stain onto another piece of kraft cardstock, stamped the focal scene image from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set onto the panel with black soot distress ink and used the large splatter stamp again from the  AO Grunge Elements stamp set with picket fence distress stain for the "snow effect".

I trimmed the scenic panel, mounted onto black cardstock (that I had embossed the AO Skating Emporium stamp set sentiment with winter white embossing powder) before mounting onto vanilla cardstock with dimensional foam.

I heat embossed the skating couple and skates from the AO Skating Emporium stamp set with black embossing powder onto kraft cardstock, fussy-cut the images and mounted onto black cardstock before fussy-cutting again (this gives the images stability) and added the images to the card front with dimensional foam.

I die cut the two small snowflakes using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies from vanilla cardstock, add to the card front with pearls in the centers and applied shimmer with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card. 

I had fun designing this mixed media card and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project this weekend!  

If so, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page- we would be thrilled to see your creations!

Thanks for taking the time to visit us today- I hope all of you have a wonderful week!

Designer- JulieGearinger

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