Sunday 30 December 2018

Falling Snow

Good Morning.
We were happy to have some snow for Christmas this year.  Not a lot but just enough to make it a white Christmas.  I love the look of the snow hanging on the trees and it inspired me to make a card.

So onto my card.
I wanted my card to have a crisp, white border so I got out my Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life and placed that over my card front.  I am loving these masks for creating this kind of card!
I placed the masked piece inside my Misti and stamped the Pine Trees with black ink.
Next, I sponged in the background using some Distress Oxide inks using a blending tool.  
To add interest to my little scene, I stenciled over the background using the Grunge Dots, then I splattered it all up with some white acrylic paint.  
I removed the mask and then scored a frame all around the scene using my ScorPal.
I kept the sentiment simple using a stamp from PB.  I mounted it onto a darker blue to bring out the blue on the stenciled snow and then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for taking time to come by and see what I've been up to.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge- 'T' IS FOR TREES
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Pine Trees (Impression Obsession); Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides-Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, 
Blueprint Sketch (TH)
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mask and stencils (A Colorful Life);
inking tool (TH); white acrylic paint, paintbrush, ScorPal


Annie said...

I love this card also, Karen. A pretty snow scene in the winter wonderland. I tried finding info on the rectangle marvelous mask to see how it works, but had no luck finding a video or such illustration of use. Here in Wisconsin we had a Christmas Day snow also. Like you, just enough to make it a white Christmas. It was like waking up to magic. Wishes do come true.

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Susan said...

I'll have to investigate those masks as I haven't heard of them. Love your winter scene - great sponging, stenciling, and splattering for background interest.

Aileen said...

A beautiful card my friend. A perfect winter scene looking so soft and serine. Hard to imagine the cool and snow as we sit through another heat wave. Even Jake thinks twice before going outside, I havent opened the curtains for the last couple of days as the heat is so intense its better to be in a dim twilight zone with the air conditioning going in the background. hugs xx Aileen

Aileen said...

Forgot to mention I love how that mask works and then the scoring around the edges, really adds a beautiful crisp look.

Pat said...

What a lovely elegant card Karen and with your signature shades of blue and some pretty stencilling and falling snow too. x

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely lovely

Bonnie said...

Love this snowy scene, Karen! I love to see the snow on the trees too! How nice to have a white Christmas!

Char said...

The scoring around the edges is a wonderful idea! It is one I will use to add texture to one dimensional cards. Your whole card is beautiful.

Loll said...

Beautiful winter scene Karen. Love the background with the stenciled dots and splattered falling snow. Beautiful trees image. Happy New Year to you!! xx

Christine Alexander said...

great idea with the rectangular masks :) great snowy image. I wish we had a little here in Vancouver.
Happy New year.

kiwimeskreations said...

A lovely card Karen - it almost makes me wish we had snow where I live in the Antipodes!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. I do love the blue and white cards. Have a Happy New Year. [Bunny]```

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful winter card design. I love the blues too.