Thursday, 14 January 2021


Good Morning
Here is a simple monochromatic card I made while playing with some of my favourite colours of Distress Oxide inks and my new blending brushes from Taylored Expressions I got for Christmas.  

I wanted to make a layered stenciled card so here is what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a panel cut from heavy cardstock.  I centered the 2 Column Shadow Mask from ACLD over my cardstock and inked it up with some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks.  
  • I left the above stencil in place and then positioned the Icy Snowflake stencil over that up in the top corner.  I rubbed some Chipped Sapphire DOX inks over the snowflake. It reminded me of looking out a window.
  • Next, I removed just the snowflake stencil and splattered over the piece with my white Posca pen.
  • I removed the Column stencil and placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the sentiment from Impression Obsession.  I clear heat embossed it to help make it pop against the bkg.
  • I mounted the piece onto a piece of matching blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base. 

Here is the Icy Snowflake stencil I used.

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz- LET IT SNOW

Stamps- To Everything (Impression Obsession)
Inks- DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cs
Accessories and Tools- Icy Snowflake (ACLD); 2 Column Shadow (ACLD); 
Posca pen; blue gem; TE blending brushes; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Sarn said...

Simply beautiful. X

nancy littrell said...

Love how you used your 2 Column masking panel and then added your Beautiful blended background with your brushes, Karen. Your snowflakes, sentiment and blue gem were the perfect final touches. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Lovely snowflake card and I like that it is two panels.

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue and a wonderful snowflake stencil.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is another gorgeous card. I Love the split, layering and the wonderful sentiment.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

That snowflake is gorgeous and you've created such a beautiful card, lovely mono colours of blue, I love the sentiment too, Kate x

Pat said...

The double rectangle stencil does look like a window and then the super large snowflake behind and beautiful in those three pretty shades of blue Karen, and love the sentiment too. Another wonderful seasonal card. x

Bonnie said...

An awesome snowflake stencil and you've used it beautifully, my friend! Love the different shades and depth of the blue!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love the oversized snowflake an masked columns of colour.

kiwimeskreations said...

Awesome use of the stencils Karen - that is amazing!
Stay safe

dj said...

WOWSERS!!! This is gorgeous!! Such a beautiful creation for our "let it snow" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. So glad that you joined the fun and played along!!

HilaryJane said...

How clever to create the window effect with a stencil, it adds interests and makes it quite unusual. Well done for keeping those edges so clean too. Your splatters are perfect and so restrained. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolute gorgeous ! Love your creative design and the beautiful blue hues. A striking big and bold snowflake ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

Mac Mable said...

Such an effective technique and 'wow' to those vibrant blues. I love the scale of the snowflake and a fantastic 'window' card Karen x.

Loll said...

Beautiful design Karen! LOVE the amazing blends of colour using your new brushes! The snowflake is gorgeous and the shading makes it look 3-D. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous design, Karen and your layered inking technique is superb!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Janet said...

I love your card! I tried to find that sentiment stamp by IO, but no luck. I am guessing it must be retired. :(

My Paper Epiphany said...

Incredible depth and colours! The masking makes this extra special! So glad to see your card in the CAS Mix Up gallery!