Thursday, 2 July 2020

Dusting of Snow

Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
I know.....a Christmas card in the middle of a heat wave!!
I am trying so hard to get ahead of the game before I have to go back to work.  I have been so inspired by the videos that Vicki Boutin has posted and so I have been making backgrounds ready to be turned into some cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and spread Gesso over the panel as if I was buttering my toast.  Pretty thin layers and I left some white areas as well.
Next, using an applicator brush, I applied some Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks onto my panel and dried it.  I did some ink lifting with the Meshing Around Stencil from Visible Image with a baby wipe.  I also splashed water to add to the interest and to do more lifting of the colour.  When I was happy with the results, I dried it using my heat tool.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the snowflakes and added a clear gem to the centers.  I splattered the whole panel with white paint using my Posca pen then pop dotted the sentiment over the snowflakes.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I so do appreciate all your kindness.

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
The Sisterhood of Crafters- STENCIL
Crafty Cardmakers- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG

Stamps- Weathered Winter (TH); All is Calm (PB)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Faded Jeans Archival
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); navy cardstock (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Gesso, palette knife, Posca Pen, Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Meshing Around Stencil (Visible Image); clear gems, pop dots; inking tool; baby wipe


I Card Everyone said...

OMG!!! You had me wondering if [like Rip VanWinkle] I'd been in hibernation, Karen!! Which is really a great idea now that I mention it!
This is a very COOL card for a very HOT day! xx

Pat said...

This is very pretty Karen with the three background colours and the stencilling, and the the beautiful snowflakes over the top with a super sentiment to finish. I love it. I have just looked at some Vicky Boutin videos and she certainly mixes it up. I must give some of this a go I think. Thanks for the inspiration. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

Your background is amazing Karen with so much interest. Fabulous tones of colour and those oversized snowflakes look fabulous x. A stunner of a Christmas card x.

Lin said...

Beautiful, Karen - makes me feel cooler just looking at it!!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful background and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Bonnie said...

Another pretty background, Karen! Love the dark snowflakes! Thanks for making me feel cooler!

Susan said...

So beautiful! Gorgeous shades of blue, lovely bit of stencilling, great snowflakes!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, wonderful colour combo and love the effect of the Gesso :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous result Karen - love your colours and that background is amazing!
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Awesome background and a very beautiful card Karen.
Take care
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful background Karen and such lovely snowflakes, it's a beautiful card, Kate x

Darlene said...

OH WOW! This is awesome! What a fabulous background idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

J said...

Beautiful winter card - this would work for a winter birthday, as well as for Christmas... Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


Marie Bingaman said...

This is my favorite kind of card from you, Karen! Just stunning! :)

crafty said...

Lovely colour. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers make your own background challenge.