I have discovered a new favorite technique with Distress Ink--the soft colors that come from using glossy paper! I confirmed that photo paper doesn't work--I just get an awful squeak without the lovely blending.
This first card blends Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I stamped with a fun foam stamp sprayed with water to remove the color and create the subtle tree. The fun foam stamp was cut with an Impression Obsession tree die. I covered up the stamped tree and spritzed the rest of the panel to create a light snowfall.
Sentiment die also from Impression Obsession.
This next card has a glossy panel stamped with snowflakes from Penny Black Season's Gifts in Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder. The panel was then blended with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and spritzed with water to lighten and create an interesting texture. The panel is mounted on cardstock colored on the edges with Platinum Inka Gold. The blue cardstock was splattered with the watered down Inka Gold from my craft mat. Sentiment also from Penny Black Season's Gifts.
The next two cards were stamped and embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder.