Snowflake Wonderland Using Aqua Pigments, Heat Embossing and Die Cutting
Hello! As the last leaves fall from the trees the empty branches will soon be draped with beautiful blankets of snow. Heather B. here today to share a card with you that shows the beauty of snow in purples and blues using heat embossing, die cutting and aqua pigments.
To create the back panel of the card, I taped down the Snowflake stencil using purple tape onto a piece of Aubergine cardstock. Once it was secure, clear embossing ink was added directly from pad to paper until the open areas in the stencil were coated. For this panel I added Icicle embossing powder and heat set it to create a great tone on tone look with a little shine.
Next, I created the panels that were used to cut the hexagon shapes. The panel was used by adding generous amounts of water to a piece of watercolor paper and then dropping blue violet and turquoise Aqua Pigments onto the paper and moving them around until I got the desired look. Once it had dried, the same technique using the snowflake stencil that was used for the base on the aqua pigment panel except this time it was coated in Sterling embossing powder. I love the gorgeous silver and shine that you get from the Sterling embossing powder.
After the panel was embossed, I used the two smallest dies from the Hexagon Foundation set to cut the mail focal point of the card. They were randomly placed on the Aubergine panel and then adhered with foam squares to give them dimension.
Finally, the sentiment was added using Raven embossing powder on vellum and positioned on the left side of the card.
This is a fun way to use backgrounds that you may have created and been holding on to for the perfect time to use them. Take a look at your dies and see how you can use them with the panels to create something unique.
Have a great day!!
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