CAS(e) this Sketch #149: Let it Snow


I love this sketch and I think it is incredible versitile!!  I knew I wanted to participate in this challenge as soon as I saw the sketch!  

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Since I've been on a Holiday card Kick lately, I had my Flurry of Wishes stamp set sitting out on my desk so I thought this would be perfect! Since the sketch looks to have a watercolor wash background, I choose to start with some watercolor paper.  I embossed the largest snowflake in white powder and then pulled out some "snowflake-esque" colors: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and finally Night of Navy.  

Use aquapainters to create a beautiful watercolor background

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set Embossed with Watercolor Wash

To create the  background, I simply washed my aquapainter across the snowflake so the area would be wet (no color, just water).  Then I went from lightest to darkest, adding color and letting it "mingle" over that wet area.  I like to say things like mingle–it sounds fancy and artistic–it is just mixing! 😉

Stampin Up's Glimmer Paper and Silver Metallic thread add the perfect touch to a snowflake card!

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Once the colors dried, I knew I wanted to add one of the thinlit words I've got lying around in some glimmer paper.  I figured snow was perfect and I when it set it on top, it felt like I needed it something more.  So I added the vellum and stamped Let It (from sparkly Seasons) and then I wrapped some silver thread around it and popped up the "snow" by cutting skinny strips dimensionals. 

Create some spritz with just your marker--video on blog for how to!

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Finally, I covered the vellum with a scrap, and then spritzed my Night of Navy marker. Not sure how spritz with your marker (nothing but your marker) check out my video on how.

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Stampin Up's Flurry of Wishes Embossed with watercolor wash

Hope you like it!  

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