I was SO excited when I saw this challenge as I absolutely LOVE doing this technique! I pulled out one of my favorite snowflake stencils by Gina K called Snowflake Mandala and came up with this card...
I started by inking up my stencil with Salty Ocean, Salvaged Patina, & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, and then spritzed quite liberally with water before pressing into my water color cardstock. I laid a piece of paper towel over the stencil and then set my laptop on top of it and left for 15 minutes! I always love the big reveal when you lift everything off and see the results, and I may have squealed a bit when I saw how this one turned out! Haha!! Once it was dry I cut down a portion of it and mounted it to a piece of white cs that I had die cut using Spellbinders Hemstitch Frame Die.
I wanted to put a piece of colored cardstock behind my die cut panel, but couldn't find a blue that matched what I had come up with on my monoprint, so I got my Distress Inks out again and made my own matching colored cardstock...I love the perfect match! I finished this simple card with a die cut sentiment using MB's Let it Snow Posh Script and die cutting it from vellum for the bottom layer and a holographic cardstock (Recollections) for the top layer. It really sparkles and shines in real life!!
Check out what Loll and the DT came up with using this wonderful technique (they also have a couple video links in case you've never tried this technique before), and then play along right HERE. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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