Thursday 5 March 2020

Winter Moment

Meet today's card.
It is still winter here where I live, the snow is melting a bit and Spring is trying to get here.  
I just couldn't resist playing with this great snowflake stamp again from the Colorado Craft Company.
So here is what I did to create my card.

I began by inking up the inside of my Numbers Embossing folder with some Versamark ink, ran it through my Cuttlebug and white heat embossed. 
I rubbed some Distress Oxide inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink to create my blue background.  When I was happy with the inking, I dried it with my heat gun.
Next, I placed the panel into my Misti and painted the snowflake with some Brushos and stamped.
I repeated that process until the snowflake was totally visible over the embossed bkg.
I had some diluted Brushos left over, so I used that to add the splatters.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it onto the black cardstock.  I added it to the side of my card panel.  

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Moment (Art Journey); Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp Company)
Inks- Brushos, Versamark, Distress Oxides (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs, blue cs (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; white embossing powder; heat tool; 
Numbers Eb Folder (Carabelle Studios)


Susan said...

Beautiful snowflake and background! Love all the shades of blue! I bet you're longing for winter to be over! Here in Vancouver we've got snowdrops and crocuses blooming, but they are predicting a bit of snow for us on Saturday!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That huge snowflake is awesome! Great job!

Pat said...

I love the white embossed outline of the numbers and the pretty large blue snowflake with those pretty shades of blue Karen, and the white on black sentiment stands out really well. A beautiful card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm always in awe at your cards Karen, they and this are gorgeous.
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think this card is one of my all time favorite Karen cards ever! Your snowflake is a cross between Jaw dropping beautiful, and artistically wild. I love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous shades of blue and I love that big snowflake.

Sue said...

This is beautiful, I love the icy blues and there's so much to see here. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Karen, great project and the blue combo,.xx

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Karen, love all the blues :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous mixed media layering for your beautiful stamped snowflake, Karen. TFS all your creative steps and products. Hugs..Nancy

Heidi Weaver said...

What a wonderful combination of blue shades! I've never attempted to stamp using the Brushos but love the results. All that embossing, smooshing and stamping turned into a fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge.

Helen said...

An amazing background - love the coloures you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous background Karen and I love the snowflake stamp, beautiful colours too, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Another glorious effect and a fun technique Karen. A really eye catching card and absolutely beautiful. Spring is on the way my end but I sure wish it would hurry up! x.

Cazro said...

A stunning card, love your in depth project. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

Dotty Jo said...

Your cards are always stunning, Karen! I can usually spot them in a gallery and know they are yours before I see your name, Jo x

Marie Bingaman said...

Boy oh boy, this is gorgeous!!! :)


Wonderful creation! I love this technique and choice of colours!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.