Saturday, 20 November 2021

Celebrate the Season


Hello and Welcome
I'm still going through my inky backgrounds to try and use some of the many I have accumulated.
Here's one I did awhile ago using Ranger Alcohol inks and some blending solution on Yupo paper.
I thought the greens would work for a holiday inspired card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I found this piece in my stash.  I used a piece of Yupo paper and dropped various shades of green Alcohol inks onto it, then added some Blending Solution and Rubbing Alcohol to help move the inks around.  For those of you that might not know, Yupo paper is a plastic coated paper that allows inks to move on the surface.
  • I placed the inked piece into my die cutting machine and cut it with the Hemstitch rectangle.  
  • I got out some white cardstock and die cut the Snowflake Window frame 2 times and glued them together.  It fit perfectly inside the Hemstitched area.
  • While the glue dried, I stamped the sentiment strip in my Misti with some black Versafine Clair ink, cut it out and pop dotted it over the die cut.
  • I glued it all onto a heavy white card base and finally added a green gem to the center.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Rocket- WINTER/SNOW

Stamps- Taylored Expressions-Simple Strips Christmas
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Hemstitch frame die (Spellbinders); 
Snowflake Window (MFT)


Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely card.

Marie Bingaman said...

You could link this up to Jingle Belles for their final prompt of the year...inspired by their blog header. Stef's card is along the same beautiful!!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully created Karen, gorgeous colours, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful Karen, love the green and white.
Faith x

Imke said...

Wonderful winter/christmas card, Karen. The background looks fabulous.

Thanks for joining our "No Patterned Paper" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon.


I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous, Karen! These are fabulous greens for the holidays, and a beautiful background for these pretty snowflakes!

SmilynStef said...

That hemstitched die is the perfect frame ... so glad you joined our Banner Holiday at Jingle Belles.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colours and love the crisp white die cut against them Karen x.

Bonnie said...

Love this snowflake die with the beautiful green alcohol inked background! Such a pretty card, my friend!

Pat said...

Such a fabulous snowflake window die and the alcohol ink background is really beautiful Karen..the white die cut really stands out and the hemstitch border fits around it perfectly. x

lauren bergold said...

such an amazing card, i love the beautiful inky background, especially! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card. I love that inky background.

Cindy Groh said...

Good Job for using what's in your stash. I have a small drawer of backgrounds that you may have inspired me to take out and look at them.
I've loved looking at your blog. You are very talented.