The Winter Memories stamp set (featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog) is one of several gorgeous nostalgic sets perfect for watercoloring. I took inspiration straight from the catalog for my first go with this set, recreating my version of the sample card.
The card base gets shimmer and sparkle from a heavy spritz of Frost White Shimmer Spray.
Hip tip: Create your own shimmer spray by adding a few drops of Shimmer Paint to isopropyl alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer. Short on time? Try ready to use Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
The focal image backdrop gets textured "snow" along the bottom using one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders. Behind the backdrop is a strip of First Edition Designer Series Paper sponged with Early Espresso ink. A pretty bow created from the new Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon adds a burst of color and texture.
The skates look terrific embossed in Gold or Early Espresso (I chose gold). Lightly adding a little watercoloring gives the skates a natural worn look and adds depth to the image. Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details is perfect as sparkly holly berries. A few "drops" of Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the perfect finishing touch.
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Winter Memories (W-127934, C-127937)
Ink: Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (126974), Soft Suede (126978), Summer Starfruit (126991), Wild Wasabi (126959), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Wild Wasabi (108641), Very Vanilla (101650), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878), Watercolor Paper (122959)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (127023), Heat Tool (129053), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585), Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841)
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