Monday 11 October 2021

Very Merry

I love snowflake cards.  
No, I'm not a fan of the winter but I just like using them to create.
Maybe it's because I like to use lots of shades of blue while making them?
Anyways, I was really to happy to see that ACLD has come out with another great snowflake stencil.  
As soon as I got it, I was off to play.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my Gel Plate, brayer and 2 colours of Distress Oxide inks...Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers.  I pressed the pads separately on each side of the plate and using my brayer, blended them together.
  • Next, I press the Delicate Snowflakes stencil from ACLD carefully onto the plate, being sure to get good contact all over.
  • I removed the stencil and firmly rubbed a piece of cardstock over the plate to lift the print.
  • While that dried, I stamped the Merry Shadow Stamp using more of the Blueprint Sketch ink onto some white cardstock and die cut it out.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip onto a piece of navy cardstock with some Versamark and white heat set it.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a white card base, then added the sentiment and pop dotted the sentiment strip.  
  • Finally, I splattered with my white Posca pen.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Stamps- Merry Shadow and Simple Sentiment Strips Christmas (Taylored Expressions)
Inks- Distress Oxide, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Lawn Fawn white eb powder; Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer;
Delicate Snowflakes Stencil (ACLD); pop dots; Posca pen


cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful Karen, lovely large snowflake and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Glennis F said...

Gorgeous snowflakes Karen

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful Snowflake card, you're always good at snowflakes. Love the sentiment also.
Faith x

Pat said...

A fantastic result using these two strong really pretty blue inks, and the large 'merry' together with the white embossed on to navy sentiment strip looks great over the top Karen...the dark blue pearl looks great in the centre of one of the snowflakes too. x

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful shades of blue and a striking snowflake card Karen x.

Bunny said...

Blue and white. Love it. This is so pretty. [Bunny]

Bonnie said...

Lovely snowflakes and an awesome background, Karen!

Susan said...

Beautiful stencil, wonderful gel print, gorgeous shades of blue!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous use of the inks and the stencil Karen., with a beautiful result
Stay safe

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful snowflake design and a beautiful card too!