Monday, 4 January 2021

It's Snowing- Slimline

 Good Morning
I hope the start of your New Year is going well. 
Meet today's card.  
Just a fun one with lots of detail and of course, one of my favourite snowflake stamps ever. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and spread some Gesso with a palette knife randomly over the panel.  (like you are buttering a piece of toast) I set that aside to dry completely.
  • When dry, I rubbed some Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks directly onto my non-stick craft mat and sprayed with water to dilute it.  Using my brayer, I picked up the colour and brayered over the Gesso background.
  • I then placed the inked piece into my Misti and stamped the Sweater Pattern Maker stamp from Picket Fence Studios using some Faded Jeans Archival ink. Love the look it gave.
  • I dried the piece completely, then rubbed all over it with my Anti-static bag.  I stamped the snowflakes from Colorado Stamp with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed them.
  • Next, using my Posca white pen, I splattered to add to the snowy effect.
  • I die cut the sentiment from STAMPlorations in white and glued it over the corner of my card panel. I added a white pearl to the center of the main snowflake.
  • I mounted the piece onto some dark navy cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Crafting Challenge- SOMETHING NEW (sweater pattern stamp)

Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp); Sweater Pattern Maker (Picket Fence)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxides; Faded Jeans Archival
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); navy cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; heat tool;
brayer; Gesso; Posca pen; die (STAMPlorations)


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful Karen.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

OMG...I LOVE your layered brayered and stamped background for your stamped and heat embossed Bold Snowflakes, which I now have because of you my very inspiring friend:-) I love the stamp too! I love how you used the Slimline format for your card too, Karen. TFS and as appreciate you sharing all your steps:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New Year to you Karen, I hope you had a lovely Festive Season.
Your card is so beautiful, lots of frosty shades of blue and snowflakes, I love the slim card design too, keep safe, Kate x

Sarn said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. xxx

Pat said...

I just adore this large snowflake and can see why it has been a favourite of yours for this year's cards Karen, and the blue and purple looks great. I wasn't sure why you started with the gesso but am assuming that it makes a smoother finish for the watery inks and they brayer on smoother, but haven't heard of this before so this is my own assumption. I also love the sweater pattern you have added to the background which goes beautifully and a great die cut sentiment, also with some spattering and a pretty gem for the centre of the snowflake to finish. A gorgeous card. x

Christine Alexander said...

I keep seeing the large snowflake and loving it every time, this card is no exception. So pretty :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous with those big snowflakes. I love the colors and slim line design too.

Bonnie said...

WOW! What a wonderful technique and a beautiful snowflake card, Karen! Must try that technique!

Susan said...

Beautiful - gorgeous colours and background, and I really must buy that snowflake stamp as you've totally inspired me!

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous background to show off those amazing snowflakes. A stunning card and thank you for the step by steps x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh, how gorgeous Karen - love the colours you have used and that fabulous stamping in the background is perfect
Stay safe

Mone said...

Wow. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Challenge up your.