Sunday 2 December 2018

Snowflake Thanks- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another challenge at the 

This month our theme is 

This is a good time to create some Thank-You cards to send out after the holidays.
Be sure and stop by our blog to see the wonderful cards created by our talented DT and our special guest
I had the great pleasure of meeting Michele IRL last April at Scrapfest in Kitchener.  She is super talented, friendly and has the warmest, welcoming smile.  

So this is how I created my card.
I began my card by making my own stamping pad.  I have been playing around with this fun and easy technique and love the results it gives.  I rubbed 3 different Distress Oxide inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and ran my snowflake stamp through the wet ink and stamped it onto the middle of my card front.  I love the watery, snowy look I was left with.
When that was dry, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the thanks.
Next, to help give the snowflake more presence, I scored a border all around the edges of it using my ScorPal.  
I mounted it onto a white card base, keeping it very simple and clean.
The finishing touch was to add the gem/pearl to the center of the snowflake.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Snowflakes (HA); Thanks (SSS)
Inks- Distress Oxides- Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- ScorPal; blue gem; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); non-stick 
craft mat (TH); Mister (TH)


Ellibelle said...

A really beautiful CAS card Karen. Love the watercolors behind the snowflakes, such gorgeous colors!

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful design and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

So cute and so very beautiful. Great technique to make your own stamping pad and what glorious colours. CAS perfection x.

Loll said...

Such a great way to stamp your snowflake and end up with a gorgeous watercoloured background, Karen. Love the colours you've used. The scored borders frame the image beautifully! xx

Bonnie said...

I love this little snowflake with the beautiful watercoloring surrounding it! A perfect thank you card for those festive gifts!

Nora Noll said...

WOWZA!! This is so lovely!! I like the pretty way you watercolored and then embossed. Beautiful design.

Pat said...

This is so elegant and pretty Karen using this great technique and the scored border is a wonderful idea to frame it. x

Jane said...

Oh this is a total beauty! How gorgeous is your snowflake window. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards

Christine Alexander said...

CAS perfection Karen, I love the simplicity and all the white space :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful way to stamp with fabulous results Karen. A stunning card!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

CAS brilliance! I really love it!!!

Susan said...

What a perfect Christmas / winter thank you card! Lovely small snowflake, a great technique of mixing the colours on your craft mat and using it as a stamp pad. Scoring around the snowflake added real definition.

Marcia Hill said...

CAS perfection Karen...LOVE, LOVE this card!! Your colors are fabulous and just love the water colored look! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic choice of the Distress Oxide inks, Karen! Love the colors and the way you stamped the image. It's such a beautiful CAS design!
Hideko xx

LaVon Hall said...

Had to pop over to how you got your coloring. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique.

LucieGCards said...

I recognise that stamp - it's from one of my favourite Hero Arts sets! Love how you've used it! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.