Thursday, March 5, 2015

create a cool winter effect

Since I posted about my anticipation for the coming spring season on yesterday, I didn't want Old Man Winter to feel slighted so I thought I would share an easy way to create a cool winter effect on your projects.

He Still Loves To Play by Aly Dosdall

You can use this technique on layouts, cards, or other paper craft projects. All you need are a few basic We R tools. I love that I can use my dies and embossing folders in my Evolution Advanced without pulling out a ton of different platforms and mats. I simply adjust the dial to the correct setting. Awesome.

winter effect supplies

I chose a white wash wood grain paper from the Indian Summer collection for my background. Then I cut out some snowflakes from another semi-solid white (-ish) paper from the same collection using the Snowflake Punch Die and my Evolution Advanced. Next, I dry embossed some coordinating white (-ish) cardstock with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder, and then cut out several different size circles from the embossed paper.

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I sprinkled the snowflakes and embossed circles around on the right half of my background paper and then added vertical stitching lines with my sewing machine. I splattered some dark calico ink around for some contrast, and then added some patterned paper layers and strips, my photos, and some embellishments.

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I finished off the page with a die cut title and some computer generated journaling strips. I love how the circles and snowflakes add some subtle tone-on-tone texture without overpowering the focal point of the page--perfect for winter projects of all kinds.

To see the original post and a full supply list with hyperlinks, visit the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

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