Thursday, 6 August 2020

Snowy Day

Hello and Welcome
A very big thanks to all of you for coming to visit and for your most kind and encouraging comments.  It really means a lot to me.

Here's another Christmas card done as I try and get some ready ahead of time.
So here is what I did to create my card.
  • I began by masking off a smaller sized piece of cardstock with one of the Marvelous Rectangle masks from A Colorful Life Designs. (there are a few different sizes included with each shape) *I tried to choose a mask that was a bit smaller then the image so the trees would be outside the inked area.
  • I sponged on some Memento Gray inside the mask, leaving some areas darker and the center with less ink
  • I removed the mask then stamped the trees over the masked area with some Versafine Clair Noir ink and clear heat embossed it.  Using my white Posca pen, I splattered with lots of white to look like snow.
  • I glued that onto a slightly smaller piece of white card, then set it aside.
  • Next, I took some heavy white cardstock and dry embossed it with Snowfall Speckles in my Cuttlebug.
  • I stamped the sentiment and clear heat embossed that too.
  • I pop dot mounted the tree panel just above the sentiment and then added it to a piece of gray and then onto a heavy white card base. 

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Trees (Inkadinkadoo), Seasons Greetings (The Old Island Stamp Comp.)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Memento London Fog
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); grey (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Snowfall Speckles (TH); inking tool; pop dots, Posca pen;


I Card Everyone said...

It's a nice warm morning, and I needed this cool card to get my day started, Karen!
Just beautiful... the layers, your masked landscape, and these gorgeous Winter trees! It's sure to make someone very happy at Christmas time!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft gray masked background for your stamped and heat embossed trees. Simply beautiful framing and dry embossed snowflakes and paint splatters too. TFS your beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a beautiful winter perfect in coloration too!

Donna Ellis said...

The masking looks fabulous, Karen! I love that technique. Many, many moons ago, back before the days of die cuts, we used to use office supply acetate and hand cut our own shapes and masking supplies. It's so much easier having everything made for you! Your wintry scene is just beautiful! I know I have not been leaving comments, but thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your pretty inspirations. I do enjoy your blog, but have not be able to leave comments like I used to. hugs, de

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the silhouette design. It looks fabulous
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Pat said...

This is a fantastic seasonal scene and love the way the trees spread outside of the masked and inked area, and the white spattering makes great snow. I love the dry embossed background too Karen. x

Mac Mable said...

What a peaceful and beautiful Christmas 'Scene' Karen. I like how you stamped outwith the blending area too x. Super excited today as my smallest little blower arrived.....Thank you so much for the heads up to use this and I am so looking forward to using it with the AI's....I shall let you know how I get on....x

Nora Noll said...

This card soothes me. I love the layers, the lovely bit of "snow" and your masking. Such a lovely card!!

Bonnie said...

This is such a peaceful scene, Karen! Love the layers that add interest but don't detract from the image! You are on a roll with your Christmas cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Karen - it made me shiver the impression of cold is so stunningly conveyed!
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen what a beautiful tranquil scene, beautifully stamped and inked up, I love it.....well it has trees of course, Kate x

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HilaryJane said...

This is a lovely card, it is so calming and peaceful and what an excellent idea to make the shaded background area small than the stamped trees and the embossing gives it a lovely shine. Brilliant splatters too xx

cotnob said...

A pretty Christmas card Karen, you have created a lovely winter scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the atmosphere of this card Karen so beautiful and peaceful.
Faith x

Loll said...

Beautiful snowy, winter scene Karen. Love the soft colours. Very peaceful! xx