Since I posted about my anticipation for the coming spring season on Tuesday, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.