Monday, 18 January 2021

Snowy New Year

Hello and Welcome

I need an intervention....put down that snowflake stamp!!!
I love it because it's big, easy to use to fill a card front and I love the look of it.
I told myself, 'embrace the things that make you happy'.  This snowflake and bubbles...yes please!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I decided to make a bunch of 'bubble' backgrounds.  I did this one using some Blueprint Sketch and some Peacock Feathers Distress re-inkers.  Simple put some water in a cup, add some dish soap then drop in some ink.  Mix well then blow some bubbles with a straw and catch them onto the paper.  So fun.  *when I bubble paint, I add one colour of re-inkers to my soap mixture, then instead of dumping that out after a few backgrounds are made, I just continue to add different colours to the same mixture to create different bkg.*

  • When the background was totally dry, I placed the panel into my Misti, inked up the snowflake with some Versamark ink and pressed it onto my panel.  I added some white embossing powder and heat set it.  
  • I left the piece in my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed that to help it pop against the background.
  • I took my white Posca pen and added splatters all over the panel to give it a really snowy look.
  • I mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base and added a black gem to the center of my snowflake.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Christmas Cheer (TT); Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft)
Inks- Versamark, Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Re-inkers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- dish soap; straw; white eb powder; clear eb powder; white Posca pen; black gem


Pat said...

A beautiful bubble background and love the colours Karen, and that wonderful snowflake over the top. A super lookong card finished with just the sentiment in black and a pretty gem to the centre of the snowflake. I don't have reinkers but was wondering if I covered a piece of card with the blended ink and then made the soapy bubbles and just put the inky surface over the top of the bubbles would give a similar effect, just lifting some of the ink...maybe I will give it a try. x

Sarn said...

I don't think there should be an invention . . . I LOVE all the cards you're making with that simply AWESOME snowflake. Only wish I could get my hands on it in the UK!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Susan said...

No intervention needed, Karen - keep on making cards with that gorgeous stamp. I've broken down and ordered it because of you, and every card you post using it gives me more inspiration. This one has a fabulous background. I need to try the bubble background. Love the blend of colours you used!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful. I love the various ways you used that stamp.

nancy littrell said...

Oh My...Love your bubble background, stamped and heat EB snowflake, which I have because of you, my friend and added acrylic snow and sentiment. TFS Karen and including your detailed description. Great idea to make a stash of bubble backgrounds too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Brrr - a wonderful card Karen - love your bubble backgrounds
Stay safe

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, love the artsy bubble background for you wonderful stamp :)

Mac Mable said...

I have never tried this fun technique Karen but I sure will after seeing this glorious card. It is so creative and absolutely stunning with that wonderful large snowflake. Loving this one Karen x.

Brenda said...

Another beautiful snowflake card. I think I have to try this bubble technique which is new to me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Loll said...

Your bubble backgrounds are AMAZING, Karen! I really need to give this a try ... this one your are showing is just perfect for your large snowflake! Awesome! And keep playing with that stamp .. whatever makes you happy! :) xx