If you look closely, you will see that I ended up with two layers, but that's because I started my card with a panel of watercolour cardstock. I created my background using the smooshing technique with distress oxide inks (Antique linen and a little Vintage photo). After my panel was dry, I stamped my snowman (Christmas Blueprint, Stampers Anonymous, which has been patiently waiting in my stash to be used) using Vintage photo DOI and carefully sprayed a little water to let the distress ink spread just a little. I tried bleaching out some of the ink on the snowman's body with the help of a waterbrush and a paper towel, and then added a little colour to the hat, nose, scarf and shaded body areas using Inktense pencils and a very small paint brush. I inked the edges of my cardbase with some vintage photo DOI before adherin my panel using glossy accents. When I tried to remove a few shiny spots from the glossy accents using my sand eraser, I also remove a little of the ink, so I repeated this in several spots to make it look intentional. After all, it adds to the distressed look.
This was such a fun and fairly quick card to make, so I think I will go and create a set, using the other three images from the stamp set as well.
Jingle Belles - Spirits of Christmas past
HLS Christmas - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - #43 Anything Christmas goes
CHNC - #348 Anything Christmas goes (optional: sth. old)
CHNC Extra - Always Anything Christmas goes
The Holly and Ivy - #13 Anything Christmas goes