Saturday, 11 July 2020

Christmas in July

Happy Saturday!
Meet today's card.
Having fun with some simple inking and my favorite snowflake stamp.
I am using the same technique as my card from yesterday inspired by Eileen Godwin.

Here's what I did to create my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using my Stencil Pal, (a stencil Pal is a plastic tool that you use when applying pastes over a stencil and has a flat edge on one side) I randomly used it to create lines on my card panel by pulling Distress Oxide inks with an inking tool away from the straight edge. 
You could use a ruler, piece of heavy card or anything that has a flat edge.  
I made sure the lines crisscrossed each other using different colours.  I added a variety of colours and when I was happy with the inking, I stenciled in some circles using some more DOX ink.  
I dried the ink then placed the piece into my Misti.  I stamped the large snowflake with Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
I used an old label maker to print my sentiment and glued it over the snowflake.
I splattered the panel with some black using my Posca Paint pen, then added some clear jewel dots.
I mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers- I SEE SPOTS
Krafty Chicks- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp)
Inks- Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed,
Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook0
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Dymo Label Maker; clear eb powder;
heat tool; clear gems; Posca pen black


nancy littrell said...

Love your non-traditional colors and very artsy background for your Big stamped and heat embossed snowflake. Your splatters, sentiment and clear gems were the perfect embellishments. TFS my friend. Stay safe and creative...Love and Hugs...Nancy

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card! Jo x

Leanne said...

What a pretty card, love the bold black ink, with the color awesome job, and thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

Daffodil Cards said...

I love that large snowflake of yours and how you have upped it's colours to be VERY MERRY.
Take care
Faith x

Susan said...

Love the non-traditional colours - such a nice artsy look! And the bold black snowflake is a perfect contrast.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, great take on Eileen's stencilling. So pretty with the non traditional colours :)

Pat said...

That is a gorgeous snowflake Karen and love the contrast with the black snowflake over all that pretty colour, and the lines and circles look great. x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning design and gosh those colours are beautiful.. happy Sunday ♥

Marie Bingaman said...

OK, I'm still trying to visualize in my head how you created this, but WOW, is it GORGEOUS!!! :)

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Karen, a fabulous background - thank you for sharing the technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bonnie said...

This makes such a pretty, colorful background, my friend! What a great non-traditional Christmas card!

Lori m said...

Stunning and fabulous card, your backgrounds always inspire me to try new techniques, beautiful, hugs, Lori m

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Such beautiful bright colors showcasing the snowflake. Love the technique for creating the background. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen - love your colours and how you have used them in the background.
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

That sure is a stunner of a snowflake stamp and the contemporary technique on the background looks unique and wonderful Karen x. What a non traditional Christmas card and I love it x.

Loll said...

Very creative Christmas card Karen. LOVE how you've added your sponged lines using the stencil pal ... another way to stretch our supplies! :) Love the fun colours with the circles over top. An amazing background for your beautiful large snowflake! xx

Debbie said...

What a lovely card, really modern and very colourful. I love it ! Thanks for joining us over at AUD Sentiments this week x Debbie

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Stunning card, I love the pastel colours with that bold snowflake and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to comment, I hope we will see you again in the new challenge.
Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx

Greta said...

What a neat background & beautiful snowflake!