Sunday 17 January 2021

Snowflake Thanks

Good Morning
I hope you are well during these difficult times.  
After Christmas I like to take some time to make thank-you cards and this is one I came up with.
I've really tried to think of the many ways I can use this snowflake stamp to create different looking card designs.  This one was pretty simple to do.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a panel of heavy cardstock and got out the Marvelous Masks Circles from A Colorful Life Designs.  This set has the stencils and the masks included.  I placed the smallest stencil to the side of my card base and rubbed on some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink using a blending brush.
  • I covered the area I just inked with the circle mask and laid down the next size of circle and inked that with some Shaded Lilac DOX ink.  I repeated that process using a bigger and bigger circle stencil and mask and applied more DOX inks; Cracked Pistachio and finally more Peacock Feathers.
  • I dried the ink, then placed it into my Misti and stamped the snowflake from Colorado Craft using some Versafine Clair ink.  
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment from Your Next Stamp right down in the corner.
  • To add interest to my card, I randomly stamped some text and then added some markings using an old gift card and more Versafine Clair ink.  
  • I splattered using my Posca pen, then added a black gem to the snowflake center. *it's amazing how much these little additions add to the interest of the card!*
  • Lastly, I mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto some soft lilac then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LAYER IT UP
(I love blue with greens and purple...feels so soothing to me)
Sweet Stampers- SNOW/ WINTER

Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft); Everyday Sentiments (YNS); 
Overlapping Texture (ALL and Create)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cs 
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Masks Circles (ACLD); blending brushes (TE); old gift card;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Posca pen; black gem


Susan said...

You've made so many wonderful cards with that snowflake stamp that, because of you, I've finally broken down and ordered it! Love those wonderful circles of colour with the text stamping and splatters - you're right, those little additions add so much interest.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous snowflake design and awesome colors.

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your DOX color combo and your creative design using your stencil/masks, Karen. Such a beautiful background for your stamped Snowflake. Adding lightly stamped sentiments and marks do add interest and depth. Thank you so much for always inspiring all your friends. I have been adding gems lately too. Could it be because of your inspiring creations?!? TFS my dear friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

That snowflake has been used in so many ways with you Karen, this is amazing with wonderful colours.
Faith x

Sarn said...

Absolutely stunning. The circle masks sound useful and that large snowflake is superb. x

Mac Mable said...

Another fabulous way to showcase the amazing snowflake..... So unique and a wonderful effect with those mask/circles Karen x.

Bonnie said...

You have found wonderful ways to use this snowflake, Karen! Love the circles of color and the script in the background!

Pat said...

You come up with the best ideas Karen and love the colours for each of the rings of the circle, and that beautiful snowflake and a great sentiment look perfect in black, and love the added script and lines made with a plastic card. A really pretty card. x

Christine Alexander said...

you keep tempting me with that snowflake, I think I'm going to have to breakdown and buy it. Love the effect of the circles :)

Lori m said...

Brilliant and beautiful, I have been trying different ideas using stencils, having a good time creating, thank you for all the inspiration, hugs, Lori m

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a fantastic card! Love that beauty and layout design. Thanks for joining us at ATSM! Hope to see you again in the gallery.

Kuni said...

Stunning card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Brenda said...

I love the bright, circles background you've created for the snowflake. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Squirrel x said...

Thank you so much for joining in with the Favourite Colour Duo AYLI challenge. Your make is gorgeous and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x