Sunday, 2 February 2020

Red and White- CAS Watercolour Challenge


Welcome
A new month means a new theme at the 

This month we have a colour challenge for you to use Red and Black.


This month we welcome my talented friend Michele as our GD.

Guest Designer:  Michele (I Card Everyone)


So onto my card details.
Love is in the air this month with Valentine's Day right around the corner but I decided to use those colours, commonly found with that theme, in a different way.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.
I inked up the large snowflake by colouring directly onto my stamp with my Memento markers, sprayed with water and pressed it onto my cardstock.  I repeated that process using a variety of red markers until I had a deep, rich red on my snowflakes.  I turned my paper around and stamped the snowflake again at the top using the same process.
Next, I stamped the sentiment then die-cut the hemstitch border.  I love the simple interest the border  added to my card.
Keeping it all clean and simple, I mounted it to a heavy white card base and added a few black gems.


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

Supplies
Stamps-  Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp Company); 
Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios)
Inks- Memento Markers; Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems, Mister (TH); Hemstitch die (Spellbinders)




18 comments:

Pat said...

I would never think to make red snowflakes but they work beautifully Karen, and love the bold black sentiment and the white background with the elegant hem stitch frame is a great finishing touch. x

Mac Mable said...

How creative to use the large snowflake stamp Karen and it stretches those Christmas stamps even further. Wonderful tone of red and the font of the sentiment looks so pretty. Fabulous card Karen x.

cuilliesocks said...

Red snowflakes....well why not, beautiful card Karen, I love the design and the gorgeous frame, Kate x

Loll said...

I love how you've stretched your stamps to create a beautiful 'thinking of you' card using snowflakes. So clever, Karen. The shades of red are gorgeous and love that large, black sentiment. xx

Julia Aston said...

Wow - I had to look back at your card when you said you used your snowflake Karen! You tricked us coming in from the corners and using red! the black sentiment really pops off it - so pretty with the dotted die cut frame too! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

I agree with the others, I wouldn't have noticed a snowflake and it's brilliant idea to use as a non Christmas/winter card, fabulous card Karen, hugs Robyn

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful rich red for your watercolored stamped large snowflakes, Karen. Love your sentiment in black and die cut framing. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

awesome Karen, great way to multi purpose your stamp- so clever :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to use the snowflake stamp Karen - I thought it was a sprig of leaves initially
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

A clever card Karen - the red snowflakes look amazing!

I Card Everyone said...

WOWZERS, Karen... this is such an unexpected use of that fabulous snowflake! LOve your card … but man, am I happy that this could not happen in nature!
Thank you for the sweet welcome! xx
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

Nope! didn't see the snowflake either, another amazing card Kate.
Faith x

Conny said...

Wow.. this is wonderful! Love the colors!

Hugs,
Conny

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this card is STUNNING Karen and I just LOVE your red snowflakes...absolutely perfect for this time of year!! The bold black sentiment totally fits and I love the hemstitched die cutting too...adds that perfect finishing touch! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Red snowflakes?? Who would have thought they would look so fantastic but they certainly do on this gorgeous design you did. What an inspiration!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love your creative red snowflakes! Such impact!

Kia's Place said...

Love that stamp and love this card Karen.

Bonnie said...

Love your red snowflakes, Karen! They make a gorgeous background for this bold sentiment, my friend!