Monday 26 October 2020

Warm Winter Wishes

So glad to be posting another holiday card.  
I am back to work and so super busy that I have had no time to stamp. I have been keeping all the little daycare hands busy crafting and creating for Halloween which has been so super fun.

So here are the details on how I created my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Whenever I am using my Gel Plate, I keep a stack of paper nearby to brayer off the excess paint.  This panel was one of those roll-offs.  I just used some acrylic paint from The Dollar Tree.
  • The panel looked a bit dark, so I used an old credit card and scrapped a bit of white acrylic paint over it to help break up the colour a bit.  This is always a good tip if you have made your background too dark.
  • Next, I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the large snowflake from Colorado Stamp with some Versamark ink.  By using my Misti, I was able to stamp twice and get a good impression.  I poured on some white Wow embossing powder and heat set.
  • I placed the panel back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from the same set with some Versafine Clair Noir.  I clear embossed that as well so it would show up better over the painted background
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered with white to mimic the look of snow.
  • I simply mounted the panel onto another piece of white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

 Hope you are having fun creating some holiday cards.  With so little time, I am glad to have some backgrounds made that I can pull out from my stash.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH 'B'  (brrrrrrr)

Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wow Clear EB powder; white EB powder;
Posca Pen; brayer; acrylic paint; credit card


Mac Mable said...

What a unique and fabulous background Karen and the oversized snowflake looks amazing x. I don't know where you find the time to create these beauties but I am sure glad you do Karen ...x

marilyn said...

Love the idea of using your scrap paper for a new card! Used to do that when using a brayer...years ago... Really a stunning card!

craftytrog said...

This is so gorgeous!!! xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous artsy background and large snowflake, Karen. I love your color choices and so appreciate your step by step description. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is beautiful! Love your gelli plate background.

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Karen, wonderful stamping and gorgeous colours, love how you've used the colour to make texture, Kate x x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful snowflake design and I love the colors.

Pat said...

Lovely to see you back with another beautiful card using that large snowflake and the blue and purple is perfect for a winter card, and using a bit of white over the top to tone it down a little is a great idea too. A delightful card. x

Imke said...

Cool Winter Card and i like your "B" word **lol**. Thanks for joining our Challenge over @ Little Red Wagon this week. Hope to see you back again soon.


nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Gelli print background, Karen. I love how you added more white acrylic paint to lighten up the background. Your stamped and heat embossed large snowflake is beautiful along with the wonderful sentiment. TFS your Christmas beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, love the white snowflake on the pretty blue background, hugs, Lori m

I Card Everyone said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Excuse me, while I ogle it some more... xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO very Beautiful Karen, I love your background and the huge snowflake, a Stunner to be sure.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the tip on lightening a too dark background, Karen! If I can remember that will come in really handy! Love this big snowflake on your rolled off background! Great sentiment too! I know those little ones are happy to be back with you!

Loll said...

Your background looks like weathered wood by adding the scraped white paint. So beautiful Karen. What a great idea to keep paper handy to roll off colour. This is one amazing backgorund for your gorgeous snowflake. xx

nancy littrell said...

Whoo Hoo...I just ordered this gorgeous Bold Warm Wishes snowflake stamp set...because of you my friend:-) My 1st Colorado Stamp order and they had a 2 day free shipping in U.S. special..could not resist after seeing all your gorgeous artsy cards with the large snowflake and the set includes several wonderful sentiments too:-) Thank you dear friend for always inspiring and enabling me:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy