I wasn't sure what type of project I wanted to create for my inspiration piece - a card, an art journal spread, a layout, or a assemblage type project. So many options!
After much deliberation, I decided on an assemblage type project. I used a an Amazing Alterable from Paper Whimsy as the base for my project and used the inspiration image color palette and design as a beginning point.
I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous Blues in the inspiration image, so I layered multiple shades of Shimmerz Paints to achieve the hue I was looking for. I aged the edges with Distress Ink for a more vintage feel.
Using these 3 Snowflake stamps, I heat embossed the images all over by piece, with white embossing powder.
(BTW - these snowflakes are part of Plate 887, which is a great Christmas Plate, that includes the ornament shapes in the inspiration image.)
I LOVE how the embossed snowflakes turned out!
Once I was happy with the embossed piece, I added several vintage inspired embellishments to finish it off.
You can't see the detail in the pictures, but there is a subtle stripped image on my background. Using a stencil, I inked the stripes before I embossed it. You can see the striped effect in the above image, on the inside of my piece.
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