Monday, 2 January 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge- Snowflake

Happy New Year and welcome to another fun challenge at the 



Here is the simple card I made for the challenge.
I love the variations of colours on the snowflakes all thanks to my Distress inks.

I began by inking the inside of my embossing folder with Versamark ink, placed my paper inside and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I then applied white embossing powder and heat set.  By doing that, I created a resist background that I could add colour too.
Next, I rubbed Distress ink colours all over my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and pulled the paper through the wet ink.  I rubbed off the extra ink that was sitting on top of the embossed areas to reveal my colourful snowflakes.  To enhance the look, I used some more Distress inks and a paint brush to get into the small areas.

I stamped the Thanks from SSS onto a piece of vellum and attached that to the front.
The finishing touch was a small snowflake from SSS and a green gem in the center.




Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Scrapbook, Cardmaking Tinker Dream- WATERCOLOUR

Pearly Sparkles Challenge- WITH THANKS

Mixed Media World- WINTER WONDERLAND


I hope you get a chance to join us!

Supplies:  stamp- SSS/ vellum/ die-SSS/ green gem/ Cuttlebug/ EB folder- / white embossing powder/ ink- Distress, Versamark/ paint brush

24 comments:

Loll said...

This is amazing Karen! Love the idea of using your embossing folder as a resist. Worked great. And love the beautiful mix of ink colours you've used with smooshing over top. xx

nancy littrell said...

I have never used an eb folder with the emboss resist technique. Thank you for sharing the details of your technique for your beautiful Wintery card, Karen. Happy New Years my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

The emboss resist looks amazing and love the distress colours you used. I'm going to have to try out this technique :)

Lisa :) said...

Awesome card!!!

Lin said...

Oh yumm, this is wonderful, Karen, an amazing mix of inks!

Cheryl Robertson said...

So pretty! Love the colors ๐Ÿ˜Š

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the colors and the technique is fabulous. I love it!

Bonnie said...

This makes me think of a kaleidoscope, Karen! I LOVE these colorful snowflakes! A gorgeous card!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous inking, Karen! Way to use the EF for the Emboss Resist. So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous technique and so effective. Great colour choice and such an eye catching card x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another wonderful and colorful snowflake card design. You always do awesome things.

Susan said...

Such beautiful colours! Thanks for the details on the technique - I've never tried creating a resist by using an embossing folder.

shirley-bee said...

Wow! Fabulous background mf!

Jeanne H said...

Really, really pretty!

maria f. said...

Oh the depth! Like a colorful snowstorm! Happy 2017.

Bobby said...

It doesn't look simple to look at it, Karen, so I'm glad you included the directions to accomplish such a gorgeous snowflake card.

Lisa Lara said...

my jaw is on the floor Karen! WOW.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Karen, am loving this idea, might have to have a play and join in... ๐Ÿ˜Š
By the way with the name of your blog... have you ever played in the snippets playground? Just in case you don't know what I mean here is the link. We have fun usually in weekly challenge but this week, Miss is heading off for teacher training so it's fortnightly challenge.
https://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/pixies-snippets-playground-week-263-and.html
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

Hi Karen,
What a beautiful card.

Hugs Bianca.
DT Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow I LOVE the mix of colors here Karen!! What an amazing background!

berucrafts said...

What for a wonderful card you made. Thanks for joining in bastel-traum blog. Hugs Ute (DT)

Crafty Pearly said...

Truly stunning... Thank you so much for joining us at Pearly Sparkles. Traci DT xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the background you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles.

Helen x

Maria Lillepruun said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World.