Even though Monday mornings come too quickly, the ones that start with a new lawnscaping challenge are so much fun.
I don't know what the weather looks like near you, but this week's "winter wonderland" theme is just perfect for where we are. Snow and ice - everywhere.
I know I'm (very) late to the chalkboard party, but I was so inspired by some of Kara's pins (here, here, and here) that I decided to give it a go.
I started out with a mat of black cardstock, and created my sentiment using lawn fawn alpha sets. I stamped the sentiment, and the polar bear (from "critters in the snow") in versamark first, and white-heat-embossed it all. One trick I picked up from Betsy Veldman - keep sprinkling embossing powder as you go along. I stamped my polar bear first, for placement, and sprinkled him with powder. Then, the word "cold" - sprinkled with powder. And so on. It really helped to take the stress off! I didn't feel like I needed to rush and throw the powder on before the versamark dried.
Once everything was heat embossed, I went back in and stamped again: this time with white ink, and slightly to the left of the original impressions, to give a shadowed look.
I added some snowfall, (from "let it snow") in white ink, without embossing any of it, and smudged the edges with more white ink.
The best part of winter is layering cozy textures to keep warm. I added a felt snowflake and some soft yarn and attached them with a mini clothespin.
I hope you play along! Both with Kara's challenge, and our latest lawnscaping challenge!
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