Tuesday 14 December 2021

Snowy Afternoon


Meet my today's snowflake card.
Lots of inks, smooshing and fun.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock for my card panel.  I rubbed some Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick mat, sprayed with water and rubbed the panel into the wet ink.  I used the leftover ink on my mat to create the lines using the edge of a gift card dipped into the wet ink.
  • After drying the panel, I stamped over it with the Snowy Afternoon background stamp using some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink.  The words added a lot of interest.
  • I placed the dry panel into my Misti and positioned the large snowflake to one side.  I randomly pressed on some more Broken China DOX ink over the snowflake, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process using some Rustic Wilderness and Lucky Clover ink.
  • Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in the left hand corner with some black Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.  I added the black gem to the center of the snowflake.
  • I glued it onto a pale blue piece of cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you holiday preparations are going well.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- COLD AS ICE
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings (MFT); Snowy Afternoon (Studio Light); 
Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); old gift card; non- stick craft mat; 
clear eb powder; Mister (TH)


Sarn said...

Another stunner! LOVE that huge snowflake.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

Fab card as always Karen.
Happy Christmas. x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful snowflake and colours Karen, a gorgeous card, Kate x

Bonnie said...

I love how you got the multiple colors on this beautiful snowflake, Karen! So pretty on this fun background!

Pat said...

A beautiful card using that wonderful large snowflake and the background looks so pretty with the blue washy layer and the added script in the green Karen, and finished with a black gem and a black stamped sentiment which complements it perfectly. x

Mac Mable said...

So vibrant and colourful and loving the scale of the snowflake. Hope you are feeling much better now? x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving the script in the background Karen, it really draws the eye in - a beautiful card
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

I just love it when that big ol' snowflake comes out to play in your studio, Karen!
Another stunner, my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous snowflake creation, Karen! Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

I bought that snowflake stamp because of seeing you use it! But it's still in my "new" box - I really must get it out. Your card is beautiful and so inspiring.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
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The Color of Cards, Owner

Loll said...

Love the mix of designs for your fun background. The snowflake is gorgeous Karen! xx