I started out by masking the bottom portion of my card using a piece of torn printer paper and masking tape to hold in in place. Then I splattered some masking fluid onto the background and when it was dry I inked with Stampin Up's retired Lovely Lilac ink and Distress Broken China ink. Then I rubbed off the dried masking fluid to reveal the pretty "snowy" background. The bare trees were done using a Penny Black die set. Can you believe this is my first time ever using these dies although I've had them for over a year...it's challenging for me to use dies, but they seemed perfect for this occasion. The sentiment (from Penny Black's Season's Gifts set) was stamped using versafine onyx ink. I love how the black sentiments stands out from the softly inked background. The whole card front was cut into a 3.75 inch square and mounted onto a 4.74 inch card base.
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