I woke up this morning, the first day of a new year, 2022, with a feeling of something like despair. The feeling that 2022 isn't going to be a good year for me. Not a great way to begin a brand new year. After the last two years we've experienced, I suppose that's not an unusual feeling for some of us to have.
The way I understand it, it's always important to maintain a positive outlook on life. I've been having such difficulty in doing that, especially lately.
For that reason, I chose to showcase this card today. Because the sentiment is so fitting.
I vow to BELIEVE that the year will be an improvement over the past two years. I BELIEVE the world will be a better place during the year 2022. Do you BELIEVE it will be?
The card is created on Balmy Blue cardstock, a color that I think works so well with snowflakes.
Have you ever created anything using two colors of embossing powder? I think it has a wonderful interesting look that is a step up from single color embossing.
To do multi-color embossing, stamp some of your images in VersaMark ink randomly across the cardstock, leaving ample space in which to stamp more images.
Cover the initial stamped images in one color of embossing powder and heat set.
Stamp more images in the spaces in between in VersaMark. This time, sprinkle a different color of embossing powder and heat to set.
On my card, I only used two colors of embossing powder, gold and silver. If you space things just right, you can do even more colors. The colors need to be embossed separately.
You can try a few colors of embossing powders in a single stamping, carefully dropping the powders over the stamped images. In this case, however, you will be contaminating any excess powder since they will mix as you tap it off and the powder colors mix. If you don't mind having a mixture of embossing powders, this is a way to get more than one color on a single image.
After the embossing was done, I used snowflake dies from a few sets to cut smaller Balmy Blue snowflakes, which I adhered over some of the embossed snowflakes.
I used a Dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend to color some Basic Rhinestones. Others I left in their natural color. I added these rhinestones to the centers of all the snowflakes.
It's the simple sentiment --- BELIEVE -- that gives the real meaning to the feeling behind this snowy card.
How positive do you feel about this new year? Do you BELIEVE that it will be a good one?
Happiest New Year to all of you!