Sunday, 16 October 2016

Christmas Inspired



 Good Morning.
I am finally feeling inspired to get working on my Christmas cards.  Easy to do with stamps like this!
Today, I am playing with the Full Bloom stamp from Penny Black.

I began by using some masking fluid and dripped it onto my card front.  I let that dry then placed my stamp into my MISTI.  I coloured the leaves and berries with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the colours.
I stamped the sentiment from the Yuletide Wishes with black Memento ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I like to do that to darken up the sentiment and make it resist the ink.
Then I took some Peeled Paint Distress ink and rubbed it over my background.  
I rubbed off the masking fluid and then added some more snow by splattering white acrylic paint. 



That's it.
Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- TOTALLY RESISTIBLE 

Just Add Ink- JUST ADD 'G' 
(greenery)

Challenge Up Your Life- NATURAL MATERIALS

Crafting With Dragonflies- LET'S GO FLORAL


Thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink: Memento, Distress/ applicator tool/ masking fluid/ Memento markers/ MISTI


29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Great card, I love the masking fluid, I need to put that on my list. It looks like a pretty Christmas dream.

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  2. I've never thought about making snow with masking fluid!! It turned out spectacularly! Super dramatic and beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful and CAS as always Karen. (Long time I had not come to your blog......Louise)

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  4. I love this and the way you used the masking fluid. I don't have any but I have a masking pen which might work. Guess when I find time I might try it. But this is certainly a beautiful Christmas card design. I always love your work!

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  5. I had forgotten about this masking fluid techique. It really does give a beautiful snowy effect. I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. I love what you do with all those PB stamps like this, Karen. I keep saying I'm going to get some and I only hope I can do them justice when I do.

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  7. This is just stunning, Karen, you are the QUEEN of one layer cards, m'dear!

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  8. Karen, it just doesn't get any more beautiful than this, my friend! I adore this card with the glorious colors and beautiful image! And what a beautiful sentiment! I wish you a white Christmas, sweet friend...but not too much! Hugs! xoxo

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  9. This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful, Karen. Love it tenfold. X

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  10. Love this card, Karen. Just gorgeous!

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  11. WOW ... amazing card my friend!! xx

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  12. This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the "snow fall", that beautiful branch and the soft sponged background!

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  13. This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the "snow fall", that beautiful branch and the soft sponged background!

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  14. WOW! After seeing this I'm tempted to go shopping again! I love the technique you used to stamp your image. You managed a watercolor look yet you still maintained a crisp, clean image! Beautifully done!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, Karen!

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  16. This is so beautiful! The colours are wonderful and the masking fluid makes awesome snow! xxx

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  17. Very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

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  18. Gorgeous card! So inspired and vintage.

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  19. OMGoodness I love all that 'greenery'. What a fabulous card you've created, Karen. Loving the snow! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  20. Stunning card - I really love how this card could be used for many occasions (just by changing the sentiment). It's timeless and classic. Chantell JAI

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  21. Another beautiful card Karen, love this stamp. beautiful

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  22. Such a beautiful card Karen. I love that image and soft watercolouring. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  23. This is so very delicate & lovely. You've definitely created a dreamy look with your colouring & images. Glad you could play along at Just Add Ink.
    Di

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  24. Wow! What a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Just Add Ink this week, Karen!

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  25. Stunning card Karen, you really make these PB stamps come to life! Gorgeous colours and inking, Cathy x

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  26. wonderful work :o) thank you for playing with us at crafting with dragonflies

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