Friday 1 January 2021

Let is Snow- Stamping Pals Challenge

Happy New Year!!

Today, I have the pleasure of being the Guest Designer over at the 
Seems my card was chosen a winner and they have asked me to play along with their colour challenge.
** sorry, seems like we got our wires crossed when emailing.  I used colours from a previous challenge.**

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed my Three Rectangle Shadow stencil over the panel.
  • I got out some paint colours that were closest to the above colours of the challenge, then using a credit card, I dragged the colours over the rectangles in a random pattern.  I dried in between the paint applications so I wouldn't end up with a bunch of muddy colours.
  • With the stencil still in place, I added some black paint lines for interest with more paint and the side of the credit card.  I think it just adds a little more interest.
  • I removed the stencil and washed it before the the paint would harden on it.  
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black.
  • Next, I die-cut the snowflake from Simon Says with some heavy white, then glued it over my painted panels. The center of the snowflake is a little star shape when you cut it out, so I used some more of the blue paint to colour it to match the background.  I pop dotted it back into place on the snowflake and added a pink gem to the center.
  • I glued the piece onto some blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Well I think we are so glad to be moving on from last year.  
Wishing you good health, much happiness and wonderful days ahead.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Artic Antics (Penny Black)
Inks- Versafine Clair; acrylic paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Three Rectangle Shadow Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); old credit card; Snowflake die (SSS); 
Cuttlebug; pink gem


Pat said...

Those colours are gorgeous Karen and love the background, another wonderful look using a credit card to drag the colours in a random pattern, and the large die cut snowflake with the blue centre is just perfect and stands out so prettily. x

Christine Alexander said...

wow love those non traditional colours very retro design :)

Kylie | StampingPals said...

Hi Karen, I love how you used the colours from the challenge and created such a vibrantly coloured card. It looks fabulous! Thanks so much for being part of our Design Team this month. I know your card is going to inspire a lot of people! ~Kylie (StampingPals)

Sarn said...

Bright and cheerful. Lovely x

Lori m said...

Happy New Year Karen and big Congrats on the GDT spot. This card is gorgeous and those bright colors, well.... just perfect for the bright new year. Hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Well deserved GDT spot. Love the colours here, it's a gorgeous card.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful with that background and wonderful colors.

Susan said...

Wonderful vibrant colours, Karen - great abstract look!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful bright, happy colors, Karen! A real pick me up!

nancy littrell said...

Bright and Beautiful background for your Let It Snow card, Karen. Congratulations on your Guest Designer honor too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the colours you have used Karen, even if they were not the current ones. Fabulous card to start the year with
Happy New year
Stay safe

Annick said...

happy New Year, Karen !
Congrats with your nice card !

Mac Mable said...

What vibrant and happy colours and just what we need to start off the year Karen x. I am playing catch up and what amazing creations, which I have read and learnt from. Thank you for all the inspirational and always for the step by steps, which I so enjoy reading x.
Sending New Year hugs to you x