Sunday, 6 December 2020

Snow for Christmas


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
Some simple inking with my Distress Oxide inks, stamping and embossing.
And of course, some water lifting which is such a fabulous way to add interest.

So here's what I did to create my card:
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock, then using a Ranger inking tool, I rubbed some Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet, covering the whole panel.
  • Using a stamp from the Tim Holtz Faded Text set, I stamped around the panel using water to left some of the colour, then redeposited it in other places.  The Oxide inks are so great for doing this as they are water reactive.
  • I made sure the panel was totally dry, then rubbed it with an Anti-static bag.  I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the Hand Drawn Snowflakes from Hero Arts with some Versamark ink.  I white heat embossed the flakes.
  • I splattered the whole panel with my white Posca pen.
  • Next, using a scrap of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Flowers set by Avery Elle with Versamark Clair.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a heavy white card base and pop dotted the sentiment over that. 
  • To finish it off, I added some clear gems to the snowflake centers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- LET IT SNOW
Sweet Stampin- LET IT SNOW

Stamps- Faded Text (TH); Snowflakes (HA); Sentiment (AE)
Inks- DOX (listed above); Versafine Clair; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; heat tool; 
Posca pen; clear gems; pop dots; inking tool


I Card Everyone said...

Karen you always make snow look so appealing!! Beautiful, my friend!

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue and purple in the background - lovely rich vibrant effect with the white of the snowflakes against it.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolor lift of your blended background DOX inks and stamped and heat embossed snowflake stamp, Karen. Love how you added your popped up stamped sentiment and gems to finish. I never tire of your creative Christmas cards, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Viv said...

Another beauty of a card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the combination of colours with the white, another stunner Karen.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful snowstorm, Karen! Gorgeous colored background with the water stamping!

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful colours Karen and gorgeous snowflakes, it's a wonderful card, Kate x

Lucille K said...

Just beautiful :)

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous colour combination and the most striking and eye catching design x. Great technique too Karen x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A blizzard of wonderful snowflakes. Gorgeous card.

Christine Alexander said...

so eye catching with the beautiful background and the white snowflakes :)

Loll said...

Beautiful snowflake card Karen. LOVE the background colours. How cool that you rubbed on the colour and then used a damp stamp to move the colour around. xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Elegant and lovely. Thanks for joining our 'Let It Snow' Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT