Friday 5 January 2018

Snowy Day

Good Morning.
I had some time to play with some new stamps I received for Christmas and wanted to make a card.
I just needed to make a blue card! lol

I began by using the Splash Watercolour Technique for my background with Distress Oxide inks.  Love how those inks layer over each other.  
When that was dry, I rubbed the whole piece with an anti-static bag then stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and white heat embossed them.  Using the same colour of ink as the background, I randomly stamped some snowflakes to give a shadow effect.
I splattered the whole piece with water first then white acrylic paint but it still needed some depth and interest so I used a piece of drywall tape and stenciled randomly around the snowflakes.
This new to me sentiment is wonderful, I stamped it using my Misti.  I put a drop of Nuvo in the centers of the snowflakes to finish off my card.

Hope you are staying toasty warm; its unusually cold here.
Thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW
Shopping Our Stash- WATERCOLOR
(beginning the year with new stamps especially this sentiment
one that speaks to me)

Stamps- Treasure the Moments (Impression Obsession); Snowflake Flurry (MFT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Versamark; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers;
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; drywall tape, Mister (TH); white acrylic paint;
Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo; heat tool; paint brush


  1. back to bluee ;O))this is great, truely faded jeans and heavy white this is winter ;O))

  2. Beautiful card - so much interest and a wonderful sentiment! xxx

  3. I love the snowflakes and variation with some white heat embossed and some with pretty blue DI's Karen, and your drywall tape stencilling and Nuvo drops, together with that lovely sentiment finish it superbly. x

  4. Ohh!! another watercolor beauty Karen, the watercolor background is lovely for your beautiful snowflakes.
    So glad you used that sentiment again, it's truly beautiful.
    Thank you again for sharing your card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come back real soon.

  5. Gorgeous Distress Oxide layering, Karen. LOVE all your blue tones! Adding your heat eb white snowflakes added so much interest. Wonderful how you added more blue snowflakes and stenciling for more depth. All this background, yet your beautiful sentiment was to me the Star of your gorgeous "Karen" card design:-) TFS my friend and stay warm! Hugs

  6. Love your pretty snowflakes, Karen! And you have such an interesting background! Another great sentiment too!

  7. Another gorgeous winter design. I love all those snowflakes on it. And, of course, the blues are magnificient too.

  8. This is amazing!!! I LOVE the winter design and the gorgeous layering of the inks. STUNNING design!

  9. Oh this is gorgeous Karen. Love all the different elements you used here. Of course you HAD to make a BLUE card. LOL

  10. Wow Karen this card is gorgeous,well done xx

  11. Karen, love those snowflakes against he blue background:)

  12. That is a wonderful new sentiment, Karen! Your blue oxide background is fabulous, as is the whole layout and texture.

  13. An absolutely beautiful creation Karen. Love the shades of blue mixed with white and what a fabulous idea to use drywall tape as a stencil!

  14. Beautiful depth to your stamping.

  15. Wonderful design Karen, lovely shades of blue and gorgeous snowflakes. A beautiful sentiment too, Kate x

  16. Absolutely gorgeous. Such great use of inks and mixed media. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  17. Mixed media at its finest, Karen.

  18. You make everything sound so easy, but the effects you achieve are superb, LOVE the sentiment.

  19. This is wonderful, Karen! I love how you've stamped those delicate snowflakes. Happy New Year!

  20. Oh my goodness... this is divine! Thank you for sharing at SOS laat week!

  21. Amazing background. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New Challenge. Gayatri xx

  22. This is absolutely gorgeous, the background is stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Male Room.

  23. Stunning background, Karen! Thanks for playing along at the Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!


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