I have partially heat embossed the background on my card before using my sponge brayers to create an ombre look over top. The Sheet Music stamp looks patchy - that was on purpose! I simply pressed the stamp in places with my fingers tips to transfer the ink rather than using a solid block. I did it this way to give it a more frosty look.
I have added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow, his hat and belt buckle by dipping a cotton bud in Multipurpose Liquid Glue and swiping over the areas I wanted to dazzle. This helped keep the glue thin enough that it doesn't remain tacky through the glitter. Just watch for any fluffy bits!
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