Thursday, 20 October 2016

White Christmas

 Meet today's card.
Just a fun one I created using stamps from Penny Black.

I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock with Painter's Tape.  I placed the Brushed Pine stamp into my Misti, coloured with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  
Next I stamped the Penny Black sentiment from the Yuletide Wishes set with black Memento ink and clear embossed.  Using some Distress Stain, I watercolored in the background and let that dry.

To add extra details to the pinecones, I painted on some white acrylic paint and splattered some over the whole card front.  To add more depth, I also randomly stamped the Script with Versamark ink and white heat embossed.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES

Stampin Royalty- CELEBRATIONS


Happy Little Stampers- NATURE (mixed media)

Thanks so much for coming by.  Have a great day!

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink- Versamark, Memento, Distress/ Distress Stain/ eb powder/ white acrylic paint/ paint brush/ MISTI/ Memento markers


  1. I just pulled out this stamp yesterday and said to myself "I'm going to try Karen's technique on this." Now I have something specific to go by. Thanks for sharing at just the right time.

  2. Beautiful! And thank you for the step-by-step instructions - I love learning how you put together the layers on your cards!

  3. WOW ... gorgeous card Karen. I've had this stamp for a long time, but don't think I've used it yet. You've inspired me to ink it up! xx

  4. Oh, wow! Another gorgeous card design and I just love that pine cone and branch image. And, the sentiment is perfect as well. I am just blown away how beautiful this is. Great job Karen.

  5. What a stunning card! Just breathtaking!

  6. Beautiful card Karen, particularly love the colours used for the background and the partial stamping, looks so fresh and wonderful.

  7. This is stunning! Love the white detail you added xxx

  8. This a gorgeous card, Karen! It looks like a beautifully hand colored piece of art! I love the addition of the adds a bit of elegance.

  9. I love the colors of your card--just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at the Addicted to Stamps and More blog--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie--ATSM DT

  10. I have spent about $100 on Penny Black stamps in the last few days based on your inspiration. May I ask a specific question? When you do the back ground with stains, do you use the stain directly or do you dilute it? Paint in on with a brush. Appreciate any help you can give. I want to be like you!! LOL Great card BTW!

  11. Like a real pine in winter - love it.

  12. Oh my these colors and images. This Christmas card is beautiful. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  13. Saw this beauty on my FB feed and it still looks just as fabulous here.
    So pleased you joined us over at CuM. :)

  14. Awesome Christmas card,so right and colorful...Thank you for joining us at ATSM these week
    Željka DT

  15. Wow, this is amazing, Karen! So much detail and fabulous techniques. I just love it!

  16. love your card with the white script in the background - I hope you join us again at Addicted to Stamps and More

  17. Beautiful card ..... I love the script in the background. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx