12 Days of Christmas Day 9 GIVEAWAY - special guest Dina Kowal - Winter Wonderland

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Dina here again welcoming you to Day 9 of the Whimsy Stamps 12 Days of Christmas blog celebration.  I'm happy to share with you today a tutorial and it's one that I know I'll be using throughout the year! It's called Shaving Cream Sparkle - it's a much more controlled shaving cream technique than the classic one done with reinkers.

I have this gorgeous scene builder set from Whimsy Stamps called Winter Wonderland - I started off by stamping the trees and deer on watercolor paper and embossing them in white. The embossing resisted the background technique, which was exactly what I hoped. I also cut a mask for the hill using a curved border die from the Stitched Border Trio set.

The background has several layers of inking, and then stamping and more embossing - I used a stamp from the Christmas Scene Builder set to add in the snowy effect, first with the purple Oxide ink and then with white embossing.

For a little more dimension, I added some raised dots in the snow - I actually did a little old-school dry embossing, using an embossing folder, stylus, and my light pad, just adding the dots to open areas. Remember the old days, with the templates and light boxes? Good times... and still a way to be selective in adding embossed designs to a panel.

Come over to the Falliday Fest Challenge Forum for all the details!  And be sure to stop back here on the Whimsy Blog for another special guest 12 Days of Christmas post too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Scene Builder  Stitched Border Die Trio


  1. Absolutely Stunning card! I love the purple and the embossing. What a Great Scene.

  2. Its gorgeous card!
    love color! so nice and soft!

  3. love the non traditional colors - so pretty:)

  4. I love your gorgeous card, Dina! The background is beautiful and I love the stamps used! Also love the old-school embossing technique - I've never tried it! Happy Holidays!

  5. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your scene and background ... it must look MAGICAL in person!


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