Sunday, 2 November 2014

Scrollwork Christmas


Morning.  Try as I might, I could not get a decent photo of this card no matter what I did.  So here it is.  I was playing along with this challenge at Splitcoast and happy to be able to get another holiday card done.  It is going to be here before we know it.

I am in love with this snowflake die from Lawn Fawn and can't seem to stop using it!  I love vintage feeling holiday cards and this stencil feels vintage to me.  I wanted to try and use some non-traditional colours, so went with beige tone Distress inks.  I placed the stencil on my paper and rubbed Antique Linen Distress ink over it then shifted the stencil so slightly and added a darker tone of Distress ink using Brushed Corduroy.  By using the 2 colours together it gave a nice warm tone to my background.  

Next, I centred my snowflake die onto my card front and cut it out.  I cut out 3 additional snowflakes in white and glued them one on top of each other so I would have a raised snowflake when I replaced it into the cut area on my card.  I added the half pearl to the centre and stamped the sentiment.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Merry Monday- SNOWFLAKES, NEUTRAL COLOURS

Less is More- CHRISTMAS NON-TRADITIONAL COLOURS

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- CAS

Allsorts Challenge- MASCULINE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Supplies:  stamp- Paper Smooches/ die- Lawn Fawn/ stencil-Gourmet/Distress inks/ Memento black


22 comments:

  1. This is totally fabulous! Jo x

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  2. Fabulous idea and the colours look great and the added dimension really makes the snowflake take centre stage. Thanks for joining is at ATSM

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  3. Beautiful and stylish card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine Challenge;-))m

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  4. Love how you've raised the stencilled snowflake, such a clever idea. Karen x

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  5. So very classy, Karen! Love it from top to bottom!

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  6. Beautiful card Karen. Love the colours and how you have raised the snowflake. Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. It is much appreciated.
    Mags
    x

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  7. Wow Karen - love this card - so cool!
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  8. Just one word Karen...STUNNING,
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  9. Such an elegant Christmas card, I love your stitched snowflake.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. What a beautiful snowflake, Karen! And I LOVE that stencil and the 2 tone effect that you created! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Wow! this is gorgeous Karen!! I love the way you've carried on the stamped pattern onto the raised snowflake… looks so cool !! :-)
    Hope you've had a good weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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  12. Loving the effect you have achieved with this fab card !!

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  13. I always feel inspired to get my fingers full of ink after a visit to you blog!
    You do beautiful work Karen!

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  14. Another gorgeous card, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at ATSM this week!

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  15. Gorgeous card! Love the background and the snowflake...Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

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  16. WOW! Karen this is a super fun and clever design.
    Perfectly CAS and gorgeous
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  17. Lawn Fawn has such fun stitched dies, I can see why you can't get enough of this one. This is a fabulous card. I'm impressed with how it came out! Wowzah!

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  18. Oh, Karen, I love this die too, and what a great idea with the stencil! Really stunning card, my friend! Hugs!

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  19. A fabulous card. Great technique of stamping the background on the snowflake. Love the colour.

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  20. Gorgeous festive card Karen. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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  21. Simply fabulous! I love the shaded background and the lovely die cut snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  22. Sorry to be so late commenting this week Karen, what a fab creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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