Actually where I live, we do receive a nice accumulation of the "white stuff" from time to time. My Dad and I would talk about the New York snow and the time we got stuck in a blizzard, when I was a teenager. So every time we would get a slight amount of snow, here in the desert, one of us would call the other! Nice memory and so I am dreaming of that White Christmas!
I inked the Impression Obsession Snowflakes background stamp starting with the lighter Distressed Ink in the center and then darker around the edges. A quick spray of water using the misting bottle and then I pressed the paper onto the stamp. I think this snowflake background would look nice overstamped with music? Next time! On the background with the sleigh, I actually had a little leftover Perfect Pearls mix (brown tone) that I used as well as the water. It gives a nice shimmer - trust me there is shimmer! The sleigh (Inkadinkado) and Santa (Rubber Stampede) were stamped using Stazon Timber Brown and I added some glitter highlights using Spica pens, clear on Santa's beard, the snowflakes and sleigh areas. Sadly, you can't really see the glittered areas as they are quite subtle! Santa does have a little sparkle in his eyes! All paper edges distressed or not were shaded using Stampin Up Creamy Caramel. I added some decorative thread to the cream colored ribbon that actually matched my paper, a little bling and we are good to go! The chocolate trim and pearls, I thought worked out well for Santa!
Inks: Distress Ink, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Stazon, Brown Timber, Stampin Up Creamy Caramel
Spica Pens, Clear, Gold, Red
Brads, Pearls, Ribbons, Threads
Paper: Stampin Up, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip