Edited: I am popping back in with an edit to this project. The more I looked at it, the more I felt it needed something more. *Ü*
The Copic shading around the snowflake adds so much dimension but I couldn't help but add one of the snowflakes embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. I hope you like this change as much as I do.
This week over at the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #269, Betsy Veldman showed us a technique for embossed and outlined images. This reminds me of a watercolor class I took last year where we added the most depth around the outside of the images. The effect is identical, making your images pop off the page. This effect is achieved by using a Copic Marker around the outside of heat embossed images, then a bit of ink blending on top of that in a coordinating color. I used all the same colors and products as Betsy did; What The Doodle Snowflake, Copic Marker in BG13, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, Tropical Teal Ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. I finished it off with a few Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
The die is from the Sparkle & Shine Words Dies and was one of the first things I purchased from Papertrey Ink. I also used the new Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die to cut my card base. This die is so fantastic and is achieved in 2 passes through your die cutting machine.
I experimented with a few other colors as well and did one in Winter Wisteria Cardstock using a C3 Copic Marker which is a cool grey. Neutral Grey tones work well for adding depth of color to any kind of images if you don't have a good match in a more specific color. I happen to like cool greys vs. warm ones. There are some great examples using other kinds of stamps at the Papertrey Link-up so be sure to check it out. I'm also linking this up at The Paper Players Challenge #324.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card and give it a try yourself. Be sure to follow the link above to see Betsy's Tutorial. Thank you so much for stopping by today!