Friday 17 December 2021

Snowflake Wishes

Hello and Welcome.
Snow.....something we don't have at the moment.
I'm not really a fan of it all, but I do like a bit for Christmas.  
Anyways, finishing up a few cards to hand deliver.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my Gel Plate again, brayer and some acrylic paint.  I brayered my plate with the 2 colours of paint, then pressed the Elegant Snowflake stencil/mask into the paint using the tip of my paintbrush to get good contact with the plate.  
  • I removed the mask which also lifted some of the paint away to give me a faint impression of the snowflake.  
  • I set that aside to dry while I stamped out the sentiment strip from TE.  I placed a piece of navy cardstock into my Misti, stamped the sentiment with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.
  • When I looked at the panel, it looked dull and needed something, so I laid the stencil back into place and rubbed on some Hero Arts white ink.  I grabbed my white Posca pen and added some dots along the edges of the snowflake which brought it right to life.
  • I also splattered the whole panel with some more white.
  • I cut the panel down and glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dot mounted the sentiment along the bottom edge.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Watercooler Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Funday Challenge- ANYTHING GOES/HOLIDAYS

Stamps- Simple Strips Christmas (TE)
Inks- Versamark, HA Unicorn white
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Elegant Snowflake (ACLD); Gel Plate; Acrylic Paint; 
Speedball brayer; Posca pen; Lawn Fawn eb powder


Evelyn S. said...

Those dots are magical! You must have a very steady hand to make them perfect. This is a beautiful card.

Pat said...

I love what you have done with this really pretty snowflake stencil Karen and the added white ink and the added white dots around the edges of the leaves make it stand out beautifully against the strong blue/purple background you created on your gelli plate. x

cuilliesocks said...

How beautiful Karen, I love what you've created with the snowflake, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW what a great use of your original piece - brilliant work to add the white using the stencil. What patience to make all those dots :) A wonderful card Karen
Stay safe

Bonnie said...

Love how the dots outline this gorgeous snowflake! So pretty, Karen!

Mac Mable said...

So vibrant and love the oversized snowflake and how you did very pretty Karen x.

Sarn said...

It’s another beautiful card Karen.
Do you know if the stencil is available in the UK? I can’t see stockist info in ACLD website xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I don't think I know of anyone else who does snowflakes like you Karen this another stunner.
Faith x

Kate said...

Your card is gorgeous! I haven't been brave enough to use my gel plate yet. I hope I have the success you've had when I do.

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Donna Walls said...

This is gorgeous! You've inspired me to dust off my Gelli plate and make some Wintery Prints for January cards. Thank you for entering your lovely project in our challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Donna
Also, I would like to invite you to stop by our sister challenge at The Inspiration Station! The inspiration photo may inspire you!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Karen, the added white dots set the design off perfectly, love the colours too. Thankyou too for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

Marci said...

I adore it😍!! Thank you so much for participating with us at The Paper Funday Challenges 🥰 it's a great pleasure for us!
Marci - DT