First Frost in Smoky Slate

First Frost in Smoky Slate card - flower detail - from

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin the artful inker.  In just a bit, I’m heading out for a couple of days with my siblings and their kids!  But first, I’ve got a gorgeous over the top First Frost in Smoky Slate card to share with you.

First Frost in Smoky Slate


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The grays and silvery tones in this card

make me think of several things:

a beautiful, frosty morning;


silver anniversaries…


First Frost in Smoky Slate - top detail - from


Start by stamping several of the leaves and floral spikes

from First Frost in Smoky Slate.

Then stamp a few pine boughs from Peaceful Noel in Versamark

and heat emboss in silver.

Cut the stamped images by hand or with coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits.

Also, cut berries from Galvanized Metallic Paper.


First Frost in Smoky Slate card - flower detail - from


Next, stamp three, small First Frost flowers in Smoky Slate.

After sheer embossing the flowers with silver, crumple them slightly.

Add Dimensionals to the flowers and several loops of Silver Metallic Thread.


First Frost in Smoky Slate card - angled view of Subtle embossing and shimmer paint splatter - from


For the base, use a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White.

Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Smoky Slate.

Before adding the 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Whisper White,

emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Layer with stitched squares in Smoky Slate and Whisper White.

After layering on all of the previously prepared pieces,

mix Frost White Shimmer Paint with a drop or two of Smoky Slate Ink Refill.

Then with a wet Aqua Painter, splatter with this shimmery silver mix.

Finish by adding a few Iridescent Sequins.


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First Frost in Smoky Slate card!

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