Sunday, 7 November 2021

Snowflake Christmas


Wow, I can't believe how quickly the holiday season is approaching.
Time to kick it into full gear and get to finishing up some more holiday cards.
I picked up a new set of dies- Nesting Hexagon Infinity dies from Hero Arts and wanted to give them a try.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Once again, I began by looking through my stash of previously inked pieces and found this blue one that I had done in a Gel Plate Class I took in the summer.  I used bubble wrap to lift the paint off the plate and leave the impression you can see in the background.  So using one of the hexagon dies, I die cut the panel into pieces cutting them close together as I knew I wanted to reassemble them onto my card front. helpful hint:  by adding a small mark to one corner and numbering the panels helps so much when reassembling them onto the card front
  • I glued the pieces onto a piece of white card stock, matching the pattern up and trimmed away the excess along the edges.
  • I placed the glued up panel into my Misti and stamped the snowflakes randomly with some Versamark ink and then white heat embossed them.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from SSS onto another piece of white cardstock, then glued it over the dry panel.
  • I glued it all onto a white cardstock base then added the little white pearls to the snowflake centers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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

Stamps- Snowflake Flurry (MFT)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate print; Acrylic paint; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Lawn Fawn white EB powder; Posca pen; die- SSS; white pearls; Hexagon dies (HA)


cuilliesocks said...

A wonderful card Karen, I love the design of the background and that lovely large sentiment, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Striking card love the hexagon shapes and the wonderful snowflakes Karen x. Thanks for the step by steps and the hint too x.

Lori m said...

Perfect snowflake card, love the panel idea and the stunning background, hugs, Lori m

Pat said...

I love the colours using a piece made with he gelli plate, and with pretty white embossed snowflakes Karen, and cut with the hexagons which looks great...the large die cut sentiment works beautifully over the top too. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Karen, the blues background is perfect with the white snowflakes and sentiment

Bonnie said...

Wow! I love how this die cuts your gorgeous snowy design, Karen!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and the hexagon dies really add interest to it as well.

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.
Big hugs Ilonka

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card. I love the gorgeous background. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon! Nandini, DT