I started by heat embossing the deer from Tim Holtz Woodland Scribbles set with brown powder. I masked the deer and heat embossed snowflakes from the same set using a powder I've had in my stash for a long time but never used--Hidden Color. It's supposed to be copper, but I read the label AFTER I did my embossing and it instructs the user to use with colored ink. I used Versamark embossing ink, but I liked the result anyway. It's one of those things you have to see in person to truly appreciate. I've moved my card around to hopefully show you the way this thing sparkles and glows. You can see I used the Hidden Color to edge my Tim Holtz Occasions Chit Chat sticker, too.
After all the embossing and masking and embossing again, I colored my deer with Distress inks and markers in brown tones and my water pen. Once that was dry, I rubbed some Distress Micro Glaze over the deer to act as a resist to my background watercolor. I tried a technique I recently was reminded of on my friend Autumn's blog "Sew Paper Paint" for Tutti Designs to get the watery wash in the background. When that was dry, I added the drop shadow with Pumice Stone Distress ink and my water pen.
To complete the clean look, but not quite so simple card, I layered it on white card stock I edged thinly with Vintage Photo Distress ink direct to paper. Using the mini pads helps me have better control of where the ink goes. I'm actually starting to enjoy this CAS style, and I will have more for you in the future.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CAS Watercolor January Challenge-Snowflake
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Start Afresh Even though I've had the Hidden Color embossing powder for a long time, I've never used it before.
Winter Wonderland Challenge-For Someone Special/Happy New Year This is for my sister to thank her for her Christmas gift.#3
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