A Couple Details
- The cracked ice background was created by layering aluminum duct tape (found in the heating and cooling section of your local hardware store) on top of a manila tag and embossing it using Tim Holtz's "Cracked" texture fade. I then used swirls of Picket Fence Distress Stain and pounces of Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dabber to cover the entire tag. Once dry, rubbing with steel wool reveals the metallic shine of the aluminum tape on just the "cracks". Finally, a generous spritzing of Perfect Pearl Mist gives the surface a luminous glow that you just don't get credit for in the photo.
- The icy snowflakes were created by embossing plastic packaging using Tim Holtz's "Snowflakes" border texture fade. I then colored the plastic with a little Aqua and Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink and cut around the flakes with deckle scissors. I wanted the flakes to surround my skate image, so I cut the border into three pieces, then layered them as desired and attached them with glue dots.
Simon Says Stamp & Show: A Song Title (Jethro Tull's "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day")
Crafting When We Can Challenges: #10 - Something Not Intending for Crafting (Aluminum Duct Tape)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Naturals Ivory’; manila tag
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Portobello Road’
Image: ‘Ice Skate’ by Paper Squirrel
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Alcohol Ink ‘Aqua’, ‘Silver Mixative’; SU! watercolor pencils; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Perfect Pearl’, ‘Heirloom Gold’; Distress Stain ‘Picket Fence’; Adirondack Paint Dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; crepe paper; Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Nostalgic’; buttons; aluminum tape; Distress Stickles ‘Rock Candy’; corsage pin; packaging plastic
Tools: heat gun; Zots glue dots; Fiskars deckle scissors; foam tape; foam ink blending tool; felt ink blending tool; circle punch; TH paper distresser; scallop scissors; steel wool; Sizzix texture boutique; TH texture fade ‘Cracked’, ‘Snowflakes’