Monday, 10 August 2020

Frosty for Christmas

Today's card is a frosty one which is too funny considering we have a heat warning.
Anyways, I am really pleased to be getting some holiday cards done. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by making the background.  I applied a coat of Gesso over my heavy white cardstock and let that dry.  
  • When it was all dry, I added some Acrylic paint with my brayer and then some Distress inks to give a dark, frosty bkg.  
  • Before stamping the snowflakes, I cut the panel to card size, leaving me with a piece I could later use for the sentiment.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the snowflakes from Tim Holtz.  They have a great distressed look to them.
  • I stamped the scripts from the Faded Text set in some of the open areas to add interest.
  • I splattered the panel with my white Posca Pen and set aside to dry.
  • Using the small piece I cut from the panel, I stamped the sentiment, also from the snowflake set, with some Versamark and then white heat embossed it.  
  • I backed the sentiment with a small piece of white, then pop dot mounted it over the frosty panel.
  • I added it all to a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
We Love to Create- ANYTHING GOES
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Faded Text (TH); Weathered Winter (TH)
Inks- Versamark, DOX (TH); Archival; Acrylic paint (Dollar Store)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gesso; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Brayer (Speedball);
Posca Pen; pop dots; white eb powder; heat tool; inking tool (Ranger)


nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous Christmas collage design using your gesso, gelli plate, stamped butterflies and sentiments. Love your blue tones and your sentiment stamped on cut off background. A real beauty, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

This design really does have that cold frosty look to it. I love it!

Pat said...

Such gorgeous distressed snowflakes Karen to go with a wonderful bit of distressing and texture with the gesso and then the acrylic paint and distress inks to make that wonderful blue background, and what a great idea to use an offcut of the background to stamp your sentiment on to. x

Bonnie said...

You are on a roll with these fabulous backgrounds, Karen! This is perfect for snowflakes and a good reminder that the heat will be gone one of these days!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice Karen. I'd like to CASE it

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, lovely snowflakes and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, your best background yet. I love that grungy distressed look :)

Mac Mable said...

I am loving the whole distressed look of your fabulous card Karen. Wonderful background and those snowflakes and the oversized sentiment in the middle look absolutely stunning x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning result Karen, I love the frosty result.
Faith x

Susan said...

What a wonderful frosty look - love it!! I'm going to try your technique for the background. Great layering of the snowflakes and text on top of it!

Jane Savage said...

Stunning card, I adore those icy colours for Christmas!
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Haideelum said...

Very nice design! Nice combination of colors, you achieved a lot of texture and great background!
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