Saturday 16 October 2021

Ornate Snowflake

Hello and Welcome
I so appreciate that you dropped in for a visit.

Meet today's card.
Very simple to do with lovely results.  
I love to stencil and I find that using this technique just puts the look to the next level by adding a lot of you can make use of more of your supplies.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut my card front panel from a piece of white cardstock.  I placed it into my Misti and stamped  the Snowy Afternoon background stamp from Studio Light with some Versamark, then white heat embossed it.  It has a wonderful design with different fonts and winter words going in different directions.  
  • I took the Elegant Snowflake stencil and positioned it over the script.  Starting at the center of the stencil, I rubbed on some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.  Next I rubbed on some Salvaged Patina and finally Prize Ribbon DOX ink along the outer edges. 
  • When I was happy with the inking, I removed the stencil and gently rubbed with a cloth to remove the ink from the white embossing to reveal the script.  The white embossing resists the ink giving detail to anything put over it.
  • Next, I die cut the sentiment from STAMPlorations with some white cardstock.  I inked it up with the above mentioned colours used on the background.
  • After inking the sentiment, it looked lost on the background but I loved the colour so here's what I did to make it pop.  You can do this trick with any die you have.  I took a scrap of white cardstock and traced around the edges with a pencil.  Using a pair of detail scissors, I cut out around the traced lines.  Voila....a shadow for my die!
As you can see from this picture, I do it with many of my dies.
This is just an example of what I did.

  • I glued the inked sentiment over the white shadow piece I had fussy cut and set it aside.
  • I glued the snowflake panel over a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I popped the sentiment over the snowflake with pop dots.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Stamp- Snowy Afternoon (Studio Light)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Elegant Snowflake Stencil (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; heat tool;
Lawn Fawn EB powder; Let it Snow die (STAMPlorations); pop dots; Nuvo glue;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I always love emboss resist backgrounds and great tip about the sentiment ♥

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, fabulous stencil and colours, Kate x

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous stencilled snowflake Karen, and the white embossed words all over it look fabulous, and such a great idea to cut around the die to make a shadow, and I love the way you have ink blended the same colours over it which works brilliantly. x

joanlucht said...

Beautiful!! I love your designs!

I Card Everyone said...

Karen what a great idea! I have so many background stamps that might work for this technique!
Your hand-cut shadow for the sentiment is testimony to your fussy-cutting skills, my friend!

JanR said...

Lovely card, Karen. And that tip about tracing the die - so clever!!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for the tip about the shadow for the die cut. Fab! Take care! xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful color blending for this gorgeous snowflake card you made. A perfect card for winter giving.

Susan said...

Beautiful!! I love the embossed text inside the snowflake stencil - and I love your gorgeous colours too.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a wonderful snowflake, my friend!

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh that's a great idea how to make your own shadow dies Karen, thanks for the tip x. Your card looks amazing, great colours, fabulous snowflake and love the white heat embossed text x.