Thursday 26 August 2021

Joy Christmas


I hope you are doing well and enjoying some crafting time.
Meet today's card.
Super simple to create using a very easy technique with Distress Oxide inks. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting my card front panel with some heavy white cardstock to fit on an A2 size card base.
  • I rubbed some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and pressed the cardstock into the wet ink.  I repeated that process, drying in between colour applications using some Peacock Feathers and then some Wilted Violet.  
  • When the ink was all dry, I rubbed the piece with my anti-static bag and then stamped the snowflake with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  This snowflake stamp is one of my favs.
  • Next, I covered a piece of white cardstock with some clear packing tape and die cut the JOY letters.  I have mentioned this technique before as it gives the die-cut sentiments some extra stability and gives a great shine without having to heat emboss.  
  • I splattered with my white and black Posca pen (of course!)
  • I glued the inked piece onto some white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.  
  • I glued the JOY sentiment to the bottom and then added a blue gem to the snowflake center.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

ps.  I am way behind at visiting your blogs, but I will try my best to get there next week.  I'm back at work and my time is so limited.  I apologize for being so behind.

Stamps- Winter Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft)
Inks- Versamark, Distress Oxides (mentioned above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- JOY die (Penny Black); clear packing tape; 
Lawn Fawn white embossing powder; non-stick craft mat; blue gem; heat tool; Anti-static bag


Sarn said...

This is glorious. A fantastic festive make xxx

Monica C. said...

So pretty! I love the blue and that is indeed a lovely snowflake.
Hugs Monica

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, Kate x

Liz Jutila said...

I enjoyed reading your technique here, thanks for sharing. It’s a great card!

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your Gorgeous smooshed background, stamped amd white heat embossed snowflake (my fav too), which I ordered last Christmas season because of you, my friend:-) I missed your cool technique to add clear packing tape over card stock and then die cut...LOVE the results. Will be trying in the future:-) TFS and always inspiring all your followers, Karen. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

your white embossing on your smooshed background looks amazing ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Another stunning card Karen - love how you 'mess' with the inks and then come up with a stunner like this!!
Stay safe

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful card using this snowflake! I think this is my favorite so far!

Loll said...

Beautiful snowflake card Karen. LOVE the colours you've used for your background. I forget to use DOX inks. Need to pull them out! :) xx