Monday, 24 August 2020

Snowflake Fun

Slimline cards are all the rage right now, so I thought I would give it a try and this is what I came up with.
I was pleased at the result and I like the look of working on something different for a change.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting my card base as a starting point.  My finished card is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2 " and will fit nicely into a legal sized envelope.  Apparently from what I read, postage is the same as a smaller letter so bonus!
  • I cut a piece that I would use as my focal panel.  (Sorry, I didn't measure that)
  • Using some is very low tack, I laid a piece down the center of my card panel and masked one side.
  • I used my mini Distress ink cubes and swiped along the line.  I didn't go all the way to the outer edge as I wanted some white space left behind.  Here are the colours I used:

  • After one side was all inked along the tape edge, I removed the tape and replaced it one the other side and repeated the same process.
  • I removed the tape, dried and then splattered with some water to lift the colour.
  • While that dried, I die cut the snowflake 2 times and glued them together for stability.
  • The center part of the snowflake was inked with the same colours and pop dotted back into the center of the snowflake.
  • Before gluing on my snowflake, I splattered using my white Posca pen.
  • I place the panel into my Misti to stamp the sentiment and clear heat embossed it. 
  • I added a black gem to the center of the snowflake 
  • I mounted the panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto the white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Christmas Greetings (Paper Smooches)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; snowflake die (SSS); 
ScorTape; black gem, white Posca pen


Annie said...

This card looks so pretty, Karen! A very cool technique with the inks to swipe them from the two sides separately. And to use the cut center of the snowflake to ink it and replace it is quite clever of you. I’m sure I never would have thought to do that. I’ll be looking at my die cuts more closely from now on.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, I love the slimline card, Kate x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and I think I might be CASEing this to make some of my Christmas cards as it gives a great effect and seems quite quick to do. I love the pretty double layer white snowflake over the top and the little star shape centre coloured to match, and a black gem added to the centre and a black inked and embossed sentiment finishes it perfectly. Thank you for your detailed explanation..a gorgeous card! x

Bonnie said...

Awesome background technique, my friend! A great way to show off that beautiful snowflake on a slimline card!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Fabulous fabulous colours
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Love your artsy clever swiped background, Karen. Your creativity just amazes me!!! Your Slimline card design is so beautiful. Gosh, another one of your amazing techniques I want to try:-) TFS my friend. So appreciate your detailed step by step description. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another absolutely stunning card design. Gorgeous colors again.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This turned out beautifully! Great work!

Glennis F said...

Love this background idea, it works so well on your slimline card

Christine Alexander said...

awesome background Karen, I love the abstract look :)

craftytrog said...

Stunning card Karen! xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I think even I may be able to try this way of colouring Karen, I love this wonderful and so pretty card.
Faith x

JanR said...

Very cool! I love the colours and this technique!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely slim line card and your techniques are stunning. xx

Bobby said...

I love the reflective look you got by swiping in two directions, Karen.

Loll said...

LOVE those swipes of colour, Karen. Gorgeous shades of blue for the background go perfect with your snowflake. xx

Mac Mable said...

I always enjoy reading how you do your cards Karen and even more so with this fabulous card as I hadn't a clue how you did it! x. Love the horizontal slimline design and what a contemporary and marvellous Christmas card x.