Thursday, 13 August 2020

Holiday Greetings

Good Morning
Today, I am playing with some cling wrap and my Distress Oxide inks.  You can get some really great looking backgrounds easily using the stuff.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by inking up a piece of heavy white cardstock, starting at the bottom with the lightest colour and worked my way up.  I added some Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch.  I used a Ranger Blending tool to add the ink, blending the colours together.
  • Next, I took out a piece of plastic wrap, wrinkled it up, sprayed it with water and laid my inked panel onto the wrap.  (The DOX inks are reactive with water so it lifts the inks.)  
  • There are other ways to use this technique.  Try applying the ink directly to the plastic wrap, spray with water and put your cardstock onto that for a more intense colour lift.
  • I let the wrap sit on the panel for a bit, removed it and then dried with my heat tool.
  • When the panel was completely dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the trees from Impression Obsession.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Studio G and clear heat embossed it. then using my Posca white pen, I splattered the panel with some white to look like snow.  
  • I mounted the panel on a piece of white, then black, then onto a heavy white card base.  I think it has a nice peaceful feeling.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Fridays- NATURE
Shopping Our Stash- KISS
ABC Christmas- 'P' PINE TREES

Stamps- Season's Greetings (Studio G); Pine Trees (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Distress Oxides (listed above); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Cling Wrap; Ranger Inking Tool; Posca pen; Misti; clear eb powder; heat tool


Nora Noll said...

I LOVE the colors you were able to get wit your inks and the texture is fantastic. This is so pretty!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the ombre colours
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, this is so very pretty! Looks like a perfect Winter night with no wind, and a gentle snow!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So peaceful and serene. I love it.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing the process.

Pat said...

That sky is gorgeous Karen and love the spattered paint for snow and the IO trees are perfect silhouetted against that wonderful sky. x

Lindsey said...

I haven't tried plastic wrap with oxides yet - thanks for the idea! Beautiful background for your silhouetted trees. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, the cling wrap gives the sky so much movement:)

nancy littrell said...

I so agree, such a nice peaceful Winter scene, Karen. Love your blended background colors and use of your cling wrap. Wonderful background for your stamped trees and sentiment. Loved your dramatic framing in white and black cardstock. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great background you created Karen - I immediately thought of the aurora when I first saw your background, because of the movement in the texture of the colours
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

What an amazing sky Karen, gorgeous inking and of course the trees are fabulous, wonderful card, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Unique and beautiful sky and thank you for the different ways to use the cling wrap technique. Such an atmospheric card x.

lauren bergold said...

such a wonderful card, your composition and background are amazing. thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (kiss/cas!) STASH with us this fortnight!

Donna said...

Gorgeous Christmas scene!
Thanks for keepin' is simple with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Loll said...

Beautiful winter scene, Karen. Love the gorgeous shades of blue for your sky! xx

Wei said...

Beautiful scene! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.