This piece of card was extra glossy and I wasn't using only Fresco paints, so I started with a layer of gesso. I smooched it around with a brush, and didn't give the brush strokes a slightest thought before they showed up as I started brayering with colours. Actually I like the painterly look it gives, could do that just for the effect even if it wasn't necessary as a base! I divided the base i two and used different stamps and Versamagic inks for both.
I stamped the first half with Lavinia stamps. I used an embossing dabber through a stencil to add snowflakes, and realized (too late) that the stamping was still wet. I didn't wants everything to turn out white, so I used a brush to wipe of the white embossing powder where I could. I added shiny kaleidoskope powder to emboss the parts where the white had been over the stamping. The result is kind of grungy, the stamping barely shows. After this pic I also added chunky white embossing sprinkles.
The second half was stamped with stamps from Ryn. I used the same inks, but decided to be smart and heat emboss the stamping with clear embossing powder before the stenciled snowflakes.
I really like that the stamping pops out with the embossed dimension. The snowflakes were embossed with a sparkly white and I added splatters of chunky white embossing.
Here's the pair again. I chomped the corners, because he original corners of the card were rounded. Both pieces cut nicely into a 5,5 x 5,5 inch square and a narrower panel.