Friday, 3 November 2017

Holiday Wishes

Good Morning.
Here is another Christmas card I made for the holidays.
 I tried to keep it very CAS but added layers of stamping to give interest.

I began by inking up my long rectangle shape acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto the paper keeping the ink concentration in the bottom corner of my card front.
When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches using my Misti.
To add more interest to the bkg, I stamped the ABC and the Texture Mini over the inked areas.
The snowflake was die-cut then I pressed it onto my Versamark ink pad and heat embossed it with silver powder.  I added a blue Nuvo drop to the center which gave a lovely effect.


 Thanks so much for taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

City Crafter- LITTLE SNOWFLAKE
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
As You Like It- CHRISTMAS OR NON-CHRISTMAS
(Christmas- it gives me a chance to re-connect with all my friends by
sending out cards)
Craft Rocket- CHRISTMAS IS COMING
CAS Watercolour- HOLIDAY
CAS(E) this Sketch- #246

Supplies
Stamps- Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)/ Texture Mini (Carabelle)/ ABC (Carabelle)
Inks- Broken China, Salty Ocean Distress (TH)/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ long acrylic block/ Mister (TH)/ Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo
Silver eb powder/ heat tool

25 comments:

  1. whoo again a gorgeous card- love it the colours arefab.

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  2. great background and fab design Karen very beautiful card
    Gr Karin

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

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  4. Wonderful artsy Christmas card! Love the texture from the different stamps on top of the acrylic block inking.

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  5. This is such an unusual combination of things but I really really like it.

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  6. Gorgeous watercoloured acrylic block background, Karen:-) Love your added stamping, sentiment and beautiful die cut snowflake. I hope you add to our Nov. CAS Watercolour Holiday challenge. Your card is such a beautiful CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  7. So beautiful and artistic looking.

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  8. Gorgeous snowflake card, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  9. Amazingly perfect stamp layering Karen. Simply fabulous looking. Your silver snowflake then takes pride of place. Awesome and another fabulous font sentiment.

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  10. Your background is just amazing, Karen! I stared at it for quite a while. Love all that texture as a result of the stamps. Also love the stamp choices on this- SO perfect for a simple greeting. This is definitely one I'd love to case!

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  11. Love that background and the beautiful snowflake! Wow, Karen!

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  12. The blue are so pretty Karen, and perhaps it's the way the colours have mixed but it does look as though there is some purple too. I love the stencilling and extra background stamping which complements that pretty star and bold sentiment. x

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  13. awesome artsy Christmas card, I'm always in awe of your layered stamping :)

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  14. Very pretty and creative. Love the snowflake. [Bunny]

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  15. Ooooooh this is gorgeous- i would so love to be able to layering stamps and colour like this. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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  16. Another stunning background on a fab card x

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  17. So so pretty. Love the blues and how you've built up the background...stunning!

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  18. Beautiful card Karen. Great collage stamping. Your silver snowflake is so pretty!! xx

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  19. Love yor layout and design, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket. Xxxx

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  20. This is just beautiful.

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next year again.

    Your card would fits our theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives, too. Would love to see you there again.

    Hugs
    Alex

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#43 –Christmas is coming}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#11 – Pre Christmas Session }
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#11 – Zooanimals}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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  21. This is beautiful! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  22. Wow, gorgeous card, KAren. I love the bright colour and the different stamps. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  23. I soo so love this I love the colours and all the different stamps that give your design texture! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at AYLI Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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