Saturday 26 November 2016

Snowflake Wishes

Meet today's card.
 I'm trying to make cards that will easily go through the mail without using extra postage.  This card uses die-cuts and embellishments but is still pretty flat.

I began by using a leftover piece of inked paper.  I had inked up another card and there was ink left on my non-stick craft sheet.  Instead of letting it go to waste, I soaked it up with another piece of cardstock and my background was born.
I used a snowflake die from Simon Says and did an embedded die-cut using it.  That kept my card surface flat yet added visual interest with the snowflake.  
I repeat stamped the sentiment from Penny Black giving it a journal feel.
Using a piece of drywall tape, I stenciled using the same Salty Ocean Distress ink then added some Nuvo to add some dew like water drops.  The blue button in the center of the snowflake is flat too but nice and shiny.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Sweet Stampin- GOT THE BLUES

Winter Wonderland- SNOW IS FALLING

Have a great weekend and thanks for coming for a visit.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink-Memento, Distress/ Nuvo drops/ drywall tape/ non-stick craft sheet/ Mini Mister/ die-SSS/ MISTI


Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Karen. I like the stamping on the background and the snowflake is beautiful. Elizabeth xx

Susan said...

Love the inlaid snowflake - a great way to keep the card flat for mailing. And what a wonderful background - great combination of stencils and text.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, I absolutely love the inlaid snowflake, Karen, and your background is amazing! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend so far. Can you believe Christmas is less than a month from now already? Wow! Hugs! xoxo

Diane Jaquay said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful background you created for your inlaid snowflake!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so so pretty! Great layering! Hugs, Autumn

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Love the inlaid die cut and the fab background. xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is very cool. I like that stark white snowflake against the wordy background. I like your flat layering!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful design. And, of course, I love the blues.

nancy littrell said...

I love your die cut snowflake inlay and button over your watercolored stamped background. Your card has a wonderful holiday feel my friend. TFS.. Hugs, Nancy

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So clever and beautiful.

Chris said...

Beautiful card, lovely that it is 'post friendly' ! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Bobby said...

I wish I had the knack for putting all those wonderful elements onto the background and have it look so cohesive, Karen. Your card is beautiful.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I love the inlaid snowflake & your stencil work looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love the details.
Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Lou DT xo

Sammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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