I inked through the stencil with Distress Ink, then embossed with clear embossing, then sponged over with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, which highlights the cracks. Then I sponged all over with Distress Inks - what a neat effect and awesome background this creates!
For my card I used the stencil embossing technique as above and then used the snowman blueprint stamp, which I coloured in, and the snowflake blueprint stamp over top of the background. I misted with water to soften the snowflakes, before I coloured in my snowman. I Distress Stained my ribbon and tied it to the front of the card.
How cute is this guy?!
The stenciled embossing looks almost soft and fluffy :)
I'm entering this card over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge blog, where the challenge this week is to use a rubber or clear stamp!
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! (in Canada ;)