Monday 25 November 2019

Snowflakes and Stitches

Hello and Welcome
I'm really enjoying creating Christmas cards, sure hope you are too.
This cards started out totally different.  When I messed up part of it and had to cut it down, this card happened.  I actually like it better then what I had originally planned....gotta love that!

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I placed the Heart Flakes stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over my paper and using some DOX inks, stencilled in the bkg.
I took the Outline Snowflakes stamp, placed it into my Misti and stamped over the stencilled bkg. using black ink.
To add some extra interest, I used the Hemstitch die to cut a rectangle over the stencilled/stamped bkg.
I die-cut the sentiment twice and glued it together.  
When I put my card together, I thought it needed something more so I used a white Sakura pen to add in the stitched lines on the edges.  The finishing touch was to add the square jewel to the center of the largest snowflake.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Here is the stencil I used:
Heart Flakes
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp- Outline Snowflake (SSS)
Inks- Blueprint Sketch; Salty Ocean DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); navy cs
Accessories and Tools- Heart Flakes Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Let it Snow die- STAMPlorations; 
white gel pen; Hemstitch die (Spellbinders); blending brush


Elizabeth said...

Hi Karen, it may not be as planned but your card is lovely. I like the combination of stenciling and stamping - very nice. Elizabeth x

Lori m said...

Very pretty card, you'd never know you changed your mind and cut it down its beautiful, hugs, Lori m

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, your card turned out amazing. This would be the perfect masculine Christmas card :)

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully stenciled and stamped and lovely colours Karen, Kate x x

Glennis F said...

A great result Karen

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I would like just a tiny part of your creativity Karen, this is Beautiful.
Faith x

Pat said...

The large stamped snowflakes look fantastic over the top of the stencilled ones, and the white stitching and die cut sentiment look great as finishing touches Karen. x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, most certainly love the Christmas spirit it gives so spectacular, but then they always are.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lot of interest in this card Karen - it's stunning

Maria said...

Super fun snowflake card. Love all the detail. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Inkyfingers said...

Your happy accident resulted in a gorgeous card, Karen! Love the fabulous stencilling which makes a perfect background for the stamping.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Nandini said...

Love this beautiful card. The offset design looks great. Great to see you in our gallery and hope you will join us again soon! Please do visit my blog Paint Paper Scissors for more inspiration.
Nandini – Design Team member, ATSM Challenges!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a fun and clever card. Love your beautiful blue background with your snowflakes stamped on top. Just love your sweet card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Nonni said...

The outline snowflake gives this a very contemporary look, love it! Beautiful colors too, very wintry! Thank you for joining us at Time Out.