Sparkle embossing powder - EP107
Elephant flock - FL111
Amber Wheat flock - FL116
Tonic Studios - Christmas Header Fold Winter Wonderland die - 1410E
Tonic Studios - Starry, Starry Night Simply Screens
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Golden Crystal - 950N
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Emerald - 955N
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Peridot - 958N
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry - 667N
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White - 651N
Nuvo Glitter Accents - Fresh Snowfall - 948N
Dreamweaver stencil - LG651
Penny Black die - Moose
Impression Obsession - Rabbit set
Winter officially begins in a few days, but I know a lot of people have already had lots of snow. They are even predicting a few snow flurries in my area, which is unusual for the South.
To create today's winter playground for a few furry friends, I started off by cutting a large piece of white cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") and adding the tree using a Dreamweaver's stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Emerald, Peridot, Golden Crystal). I applied the Peridot Green first, as it was the lighter of the two colors, and then added a little of the Emerald Green. I applied the Golden Crystal to the star. I quickly removed the stencil (dropped it in a pan of warm, soapy water) and used my finger tool to combine the two greens together and fill in some of the open areas. This stencil has a lot of open areas, but I wanted a dense tree. I let this dry for completely before adding my ornaments (Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry). Next I squeezed some Nuvo Glitter Accents (Fresh Snow) onto the background and spread it around with my handy dandy finger tool. :-). Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops were also added for some falling snow.
Next I die cut my moose (a Penny Black die) and a couple bunnies (Impression Obsession - Rabbit set) and colored them with Copic markers. Amber Wheat flocking was added to the Moose's antlers and Elephant grey flocking was added to the bunny tails.
Here's what the background looks like before adding the front:
For the front of my project, I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size as the background. I used the Tonic Studios Winter Wonderland die set to add my sentiment and then die cut the huge snowflakes using the Tonic Studios Starry, Starry Night Simply Screens die set.
After the front was die cut, I heat embossed it using Sparkle embossing powder. The front was adhered to the background, leaving a slight curve in the center. To allow for the curve, the background piece was cut to 8 1/8" x 5 1/4".