Glowing Snowflake

Today I am over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog with this card as part of our Random Act of Cardness 31 days of Challenges. Today is day 29, which is my challenge and I have used a technique called Joseph's Coat.

I remember this technique from years ago, which used glossy paper. But people don't always have glossy paper on hand. So I went looking and found this version of Joseph's Coat, which is what I used for my card.

I started with Hammermill 100lb cardstock in white. I then blended on the following Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Festive Berries.

Before doing the next step it is important to be sure the background is dry. I added embossing powder to the background, then stamped using Colorado Stamp Company Winter Wishes Snowflake and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I blew off some of the excess, but also let some stay on as it creates a cool look.

Once the embossing was done I let it cool, then applied Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot. I did not have it in just Distress Ink, but that is okay. I then took a dry baby wipe and buffed the card where the stamp was and also buffed a few of the other areas around the card, just until the colour below started to peek through.

I then heat the piece again to thoroughly dry the ink, then attached the piece to a pink card base.

I then stamped the sentiment on cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink in Glamorous, matted with black cardstock and attached using foam squares.

To finish up I added a few Nuvo Dew Drops.

I had a lot of fun making this card and I dare say I like this technique better than the one using glossy cardstock. I had all the products I needed, and for the other I would have had to buy more ink!

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xoxo, Kia