Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Winter Wonderland

 Good Morning
One more Christmas card that I didn't get time to post.
I just had to play with this new-to-me Merry stamp and die I got by Taylored Expressions and the newest release in the Distress ink line; Rustic Wilderness.
I added it over a bubble painted fun and easy to do.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock for my card front panel.  I put some Peacock Feathers Distress and Salty Ocean re-inker into a cup of water, then added some Dawn Dish Soap and mixed it up really well.  That was my bubble solution.
  • Using a straw, I blew bubbles into the mixture and then placed my paper over the bubbles to create the bubble front of my card.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the coverage.  It looked a bit flat so I added some Evergreen Bough re-inker to the same mixture and made more bubbles.  I let the panel dry completely before moving onto the next step.
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the snowflakes randomly around the outside edge using some Versamark ink.  I then white heat embossed them all.
  • I stamped the 'Merry' over the bubble background in the center of the panel with some Rustic Wilderness ink and clear heat embossed it that gave it great shine.  The 'Merry' stamp comes with a die so I positioned that over the Merry and die cut it out in my Cuttlebug.
  • Using the die again and some white cardstock, I cut it out 3 more times and glued them all together with the one I cut from the stamped panel.
  • I glued the panel onto a heavy white card base, then I fit the die cuts back into the cut away area and glued them in place.  *by die cutting all the pieces and gluing them together, it raised up the sentiment to make it more prominent on my card front*
  • To add interest, I glued some little white pearl dots onto the center of the snowflakes.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Merry (Taylored Expressions); Snowflakes (Recollections)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Re-inkers (listed above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook(
Accessories and Tool- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; white eb powder; 
Dawn dish soap; straw; Cuttlebug


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful and gives me a smile Karen
Happy New Year.
Faith x

Pat said...

Another wonderful background using the bubble technique Karen using the new green DI as well as the two blues and also the white embossed snowflakes which are perfect, and love the stamped and die cut sentiment with the extra layers which make it stand out beautifully. x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous Bubble background for your stamped and heat embossed snowflakes, Karen. I love your stamped, die cut and stacked Merry. It really pops! I just ordered the new T.H.Rustic Wilderness. I can't wait to use the color after seeing your card. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Happy Healthy New Year with lots of fun creating. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

The background is perfect for showing the snowflakes.

Carolyn L said...

Another lovely card and another most welcome set of directions! I am very grateful for your clear steps to completion. They are the cherry on top of your can't-miss-it blog, Ms.Karen!
Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Susan said...

What a great technique, Karen. I must try that. Love the background you created - perfect for the white embossed snowflakes!

Bonnie said...

Jack & I tried this bubble technique after seeing you use it before. It's so much fun and makes such an interesting background! Love these snowflakes and what a great stamp/die combination!

Christine Alexander said...

what a fun technique Karen, love the mix of blues and greens and perfect with the delicate white snowflakes. Happy New Year dear friend :)

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - what a lot of (faux) dimension your background gives this stunning card Karen - love it
Have a wonderful New Year
Stay safe