Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Christmas Flurries

Meet today's card filled with snowflakes and fun.
I just played around with a few techniques and inks.  I was so happy with the results.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • As usual, I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and my Distress Oxide ink (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves)
  • Using an inking tool, I rubbed the ink over the card panel, blending the colours together.
  • Next, I used a script stamp from Hero Arts, sprayed with water and pressed onto the panel.  Since the inks are water based, the water on the stamp lifted off some of the colour.  I repeated that process without adding more water, randomly depositing ink over the panel.  It gives a great 'ghosting' effect.
  • Using a circle stencil from AALL and Create, I randomly placed the stencil onto the panel and pressed over with a baby wipe to remove the colour.  It just added a bit more interest.
  • I splattered the panel with more water which lifted more of the ink.  
  • I made sure to completely dry the panel before I moved onto the next steps.
  • I rubbed the panel with my Anti-static bag, then stamped the snowflakes from the MFT set called Snowflake Flurry with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed them.
  • Next, using more snowflakes from that set, I stamped onto the background using the colours listed above.  Of course, I splattered with my white Posca pen to add a snowy effect.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Studio G and then cut it into a banner.  I pop dotted that to the side of the panel.
  • I glued the inked panel onto some purple that matched the background, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Snowflake Flurry (MFT); Friend bkg (Hero Art); Merry Christmas (Studio G)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versamark 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- white EB powder; Posca pen; Mister (TH); heat tool; pop dots;
Dotty Stencil (AALL and Create); inking tool (TH)


Lori m said...

Oh Karen, I get so exited and inspired after seeing the beautiful backgrounds you make. Unfortunately, mine never look as nice, so I haven't posted them. Thank you for sharing, hugs, Lori m

Pat said...

Gorgeous colours with the blue and purple, and love the way you work up a wonderful background. I love the white embossed with the blue and purple snowflakes images, and the bit of script in the background, and a very pretty blue sparkly powder for the banner sentiment. A fabulous card! I did a card yesterday using the inky tape for a plaid background but I'm not too sure about it as I feel it is lacking something. You always seem to get it just are a genius at background x

Marie Bingaman said...


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful snowflake design and colors.

Susan said...

This is stunning, Karen - love the colours and all the layering of techniques to give so much interest to the card. Thanks for including your steps - I'm hoping to CASE your card!

nancy littrell said...

Love your colors and your ink blended background and then your stamped watercolored layers and heat embossed snowflakes. Gosh, then you added stenciling and more snowflake stamping..Wow! I loved the ghosting effect too. Adding your narrow cardstock frame and banner sentiment finished your card beautifully. TFS all your always:-) Merry Christmas and be safe my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

Another fabulous Artsy card Karen. This is stunning and I love the colours. x

Bonnie said...

A beautiful background and an awesome snow flurry, my friend! Love, love, love this!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful mixed media background for your snowflakes :)

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. I love the blues. [Bunny]

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful snowflake card Karen, gorgeous colours too. Your stamping is amazing, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You are just wonderful in making your backgrounds look fabulous. Love this.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Great ghosting effect and one artsy and amazing card Karen x.

Loll said...

LOVE the icy colours of your card Karen. Such a beautiful mix of blues and purples. Gorgeous snowflakes and love the layering of stamping. xx