Friday, 31 October 2014

Snowy Night


What do you love to do when card making?  Anyone who visits my blog, knows how much I LOVE playing with my Distress inks and the colour blue.  So, when I saw the challenge at Splitcoast; make a card using a favourite technique, colour or theme, I just had to make a card.

I began with a piece of 110 lb. watercolour paper and masked off the edges.  I have adapted a tip I learned from Jennifer McGuire which is to tape your paper to a cutting board to help prevent warping of the wet paper.  I just bought a small cutting board at the dollar store for that.
 I began sponging on shades of blue Distress inks over my paper and then splattered with water for the background.  I love how the water reacts with the Distress inks.  Next, I die-cut the snowflake from Lawn Fawn but used the negative part of the cut...be sure to save the small pieces so you can glue them back into the cut area.  I also added some water with a paint brush around the die-cut area to bring a bit more interest to the snowflake.  I stamped the sentiment from PTI with black Memento ink.
I am happy to be getting a few more Christmas cards done to add to the stash.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- CAS

Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies- stamp- PTI/ die- Lawn Fawn/ Distress inks- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans/ pearl/

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, I must have a play with my distress inks on watercolour paper. Karen x

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  2. This is a gorgeous card, such a beautiful blue background and fabulous crisp design.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Gorgeous !! Love the gradient in blue :) thank you for sharig with ATSM

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  4. Beautiful card Karen, love the inky background and the gorgeous blues, Cathy x

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  5. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Karen. YOu work magic with Distress Inks. I love coloring!

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  6. STUNNING! LOVE this. Great background. Love my distress inks too!

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  7. Love the die cut and distress background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM! Hope to see you again.

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  8. Gorgeous card, Karen! I love your background with this beautiful snowflake and sentiment!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We always enjoy seeing your creations!

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  9. Amazing design Karen. Love the die-cut snowflake ... hard to do that on your gorgeous watercoloured background, but it turned so fantastic. Love the added dimension with the small snowflake and gem. Loll xx

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  10. Oh I love your beautiful snowflake card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  11. Karen, I just love this card - the colors, design, everything!

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  12. What a fabulous design, using the snowflake as a cut out. You have done some really fabulous and clever things with this snowflake.

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