Hello everyone! I have some tips to share with you today on how to add details to die cut elements for your cards.
This card is A2 size. I started by preparing the card front with a light blend of Tattered Rose and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks. I gradually blended lighter towards the center to create a spotlight effect. I also used the same Distress Oxide Ink blend for the die cut Warm Wishes. I applied the ink darker at the bottom and lighter up top for an ombre’ look. To give it a sparkly finish, I added a thin coat of Moonstone Glimmer Paste right overtop. Adding the Glimmer Paste to any die cut is a quick way to add full coverage sparkle.
The snowman dies are included in the Winter Woods Overlay set. I die cut all the pieces from white card stock and then used Copic markers to color all the different elements before assembling the snowman. I added shading to the body of the snowman with BG70 & BG10 markers. This really helps define the snowman’s body and makes him stand out from the background. I used a white gel pen to add stripes to the scarf and some highlight details to the hat and carrot nose.
To embellish the card and enhance the wintery theme, I added several snowflakes which have been die cut from sliver glitter card stock. I also added some Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops. I always love to layer elements on my cards and thought a skinny sentiment strip would look great over the bold die cut words. I white heat embossed the sentiment which is from Typed Christmas.