Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Favorite Places challenge! Earlier I shared an underwater card because there’s nothing I like better than being in the water (preferably a turquoise blue ocean) but a very close second for me is walking outside at night during a winter snowfall. I love the crisp feel to the air, the crunch of the snow under your feet, and the absolute feeling of peace and tranquility…especially late at night (like 1 or 2 am) when no one is on the roads yet, the snow is perfectly pristine, and the sky is brightly lit in jewel tones! So that’s the feeling I decided to recreate today!
To start I water-colored a long panel with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors focusing on jewel tones of blue, purple, and pink fading out to pale pink at the bottom. I let it dry and then went back in and added more paint for a really saturated look! Then I let the panel dry completely while I stamped and colored my alpaca from Winter Alpaca with Copic markers before die-cutting him with the coordinating die. I also die-cut the snowflakes from Mini Snowflakes with white cardstock.
Once the panel was totally dry I pressed an embossing ink pad all over it. Then I sprinkled the panel with hologram clear sparkle embossing powder and heat-embossed it. The powder really picks up the colors of the background resulting in a fabulously sparkly look! I tore a strip of white cardstock to create a snowy bank for my alpaca, adhered the water-colored panel to a side-folding white card base, and then adhered the snow and alpaca over it. Then I stamped the sentiment from Winter Big Scripty Words with embossing ink, heat-embossed it with silver glitter embossing powder, and die-cut it with the coordinating die! I adhered that to the water-colored background and then added the snowflakes to finish the card!
And that’s my other Favorite Place! You have one more weekend to get crafty with your Favorite Place creations (challenge closes at 11:59PM ET on Sunday August 19th) and I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!