After the holidays I try to put together some quick Thank You's for the gifts we get in the office from staff and parents. I picked up some plain white cards that had "thanks" embossed in silver on the front. I thought I could doctor them up a bit and give them a wintry feel.
My first attempt was to use my Color Burst powders sprinkled on the front and spritzed with water. The results were mixed and what I wound up with were cards that had paint both on the front top and inside top. (Not to mention the mess on my hands and in my fingernails - but it was worth it.) So I cut the fronts off and mounted them to plain white cardstock. I added silver glitter diecut snowflakes.
Then, not wanting to make a mess out of the rest of them, I added the powders to a tray and used them as watercolor paints, adding the color just to the side opposite the embossing just barely blending them.
And I then added those glitter snowflakes, which if I might say, were not the easiest to diecut out of glitter paper. I found that even though I ran the die through the Big Shot several times and used a special cutting pad, the die didn't always go through the paper. But if I carefully pulled the plastic layer off the back, they were easier to pop out. And they do look pretty, don't they?