Tuesday 3 December 2019

Make Memories

Good Morning.
Yesterday over at Splitcoast Stampers, we were challenged to create a card using Snowflakes as the theme and this technique created by Lee aka LuvLee she called Paink for our background.
Since I love to try new techniques, I was ready to try it out.

Here are the instructions she gave:
1. Sponge blue acrylic paint lightly on cardstock
2. Spritz blue ink refill lightly and brush (I drizzled evenly)
3. Drizzle blending solution, brush then set with heat tool

Lee's card was a blue base and since blue works great with snowflakes, I decided to make mine blue too (big surprise eh?).  I followed her instructions and my card came together easily.
I began by sponging on some blue acrylic paint, then I filled up a small spritzer bottle with diluted re-inker and sprayed some over the sponged bkg.  I dried that, then drizzled on the Blending Solution.  I added an extra step, I splattered the piece with white acrylic paint to look like snow.

I dried the piece then die cut out the dots.  I then placed it into my Misti and stamped the large snowflake from Tim Holtz in the corner using some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.
I did the same with the smaller snowflakes from MFT.
Lastly, I stamped in the sentiment, added the black dots and then simply mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Use Your Stuff- SNOW

Stamps- Lg Snowflake (TH); Snowflakes (MFT); Being Unique (TT)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Versamark; Blueprint Sketch Distress re-inker (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Hemstitch die (Spellbinders); white and blue acrylic paint; sponge;
Blending Solution; paint brush; white eb powder; black dots


  1. This is really pretty Karen and the snowflakes and the die cut rectangular dots look great too, and love the sentiment you have used. x

  2. It's really beautiful Karen! I love new techniques too so I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully coloured and designed, lovely sentiment too Kate x x

  4. OMG...Fabulous acrylic paint and watercolored background technique, Karen. I definitely want to try. TFS all your detailed steps. That always helps:-) Happy Holidays, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  5. So beautiful with the look of frost.
    Faith x

  6. Love the way you used acrylic ink such a beautiful snowflake image :)

  7. That is stunning, Karen! The background is just beautiful - perfect for the lovely white snowflakes!

  8. What a fabulous result from and interesting technique Karen

  9. Fantastic background and I love the die cut rectangle of dots. Cool! (excuse the pun). Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  10. Love the way you used the acrylic paint! A beautiful card!

  11. Beautiful snowflake background design. Love the blue.


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