I have had this Darice Snowflake Background embossing folder for a while and just hadn't had the right inspiration to put it to use. I love the swirly feel of it and the leaf one I shared before. The technique is easy enough. Rub your ink color over the raised part of the embossing folder. You might want to be careful to not get ink on the non raised parts as that will transfer onto your paper when you run it through your embossing machine. In my case, I trimmed off any "oops" ink. Don't forget to rinse off your folder when you are done with the ink.
I wanted my letters to pop a bit, but don't have that same stamp set. I used my Cricut and letters from Plantin Schoolbook. I cut 5 of each to glue together to mimic chipboard height. I've seen that tip around blogland and am happy to have remembered it to actually use it!
I like how the glitter paper really sparkles.
I thought I had the letters lined up in the middle of the card, but once I glued them down (with liquid glue, darn) I realized I was off just a tad. I could have started over, but I didn't want to, so I pulled out a metal snowflake sticker from Momenta (found at Joann's) to help offset my oops.
I used Heavenly Blue ink and cardstock and glitter cardstock from CTMH.
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