This ATC uses techniques Tim Holtz demonstrates in his 2009 Day 1 Tag (12 Tags of Christmas).
Make background with Wrinkle Free Distress technique: press desired colors of Distress Ink into craft sheet, spray with water. Press paper into inks, lift, heat set. Repeat until satisfied with background.
Stamp snowman with embossing ink and coat with black embossing powder, heat set. When cool, cover with white acrylic paint, before the paint dries, whip off most of the paint from the embossed surface.