Saturday 21 October 2017

Winter Ice

Happy Saturday!
Time to play.
Trying to get caught up with creating some Christmas card.

I began by creating my background using the Splash Watercolour Technique and my Distress Oxide inks.  It is really easy and quick to create a bkg using this method of inking.
When that was dry, I stamped the large snowflake from a Stampin Up set (sorry I don't know the name) and then the smaller snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed them using white eb powder.
To add additional interest and depth to the simple bkg., I stenciled using some drywall tape.
Using my Misti, I stamped this great sentiment from Technique Tuesday with black ink to help make it pop. Lastly, I added the blue gem stone to the center of the snowflake.
That's it, another card ready for the holidays.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- FAV COLOUR COMBO
(blue and green)
Cute Card Thursday- SNOWFLAKES

Stamps- SU/ Christmas Cheer (TT)/ Snowflakes (Imaginisce)
Inks- Versamark/ Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, 
Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ clear and white Eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick 
craft mat (Ranger)/ Mister (TH)/ blue gem


Pat said...

A gorgeous card Karen in such pretty oxide colours and I adore the snowflakes. I must start to speed up production of Christmas cards too. x

Kim S said...

Such an amazing card!! I need to learn how to make great cards quickly that look 1/2 as good :) You rock!!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous snowflake and DOX Christmas background for your wonderful sentiment. Love your colours and heat embossing my friend. TFS, Karen. Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous frosty card design. Love the colors and all those snowflakes.

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful, Jo x

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous frosty snow card. love it Karen ;O))

JoAnn said...

Did you use oxides for this? What colors of ink did you use? I just watched your video on this technique, but not these colors.

Craftychris said...

Awesome inking and stamping making a wonderful Christmas card! xxx

Susan said...

Beautiful! Lovely frosty colours and great layering of stenciling and snowflakes!

Donna Ellis said...

The sparkle of Christmas! I love the snowflake happiness, and lively background in your pretty monochromatic creation, Karen! So glad I got to see this beauty showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you have won a badge.
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Brawny x said...

Gorgeous card Karen x

Bonnie said...

What a pretty snow flurry, Karen! The snowflakes add so much dimension! Pretty splash background too!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant blues here and I am loving this 'another' technique to play with ... hugs... [aNNie]

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty with the stenciling and your embossed snowflakes :)

Loll said...

LOVE the colours you've used for your background, Karen. So pretty with the white embossed snowflakes. Love the stenciling! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful - it actually looks 'cold' with that pale blue.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen wonderful inkyness and design, Kate x

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Karen, I love the stunning background! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
Tammy x

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Very wintery ... very cold, very awesome! I love the clean lines of this card. I love your colors too. Everything is cold, beautiful, and amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz - Chris, DT

papierelle said...

The card is really soothing, like real snowfall.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

An icy card and so very Beautiful, love the added gem.

Barb said...

This really is very beautiful Karen. Barbxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So pretty!

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning, love your background technique including the use of dry wall tape as a stencil!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love the background!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Cara said...

This is so pretty x

Sian said...

This is amazing. I love everything about it. Sian. xx

MagsB said...

Wow, Karen, this is such a beautiful card! What gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x