Monday, 17 October 2016

Christmas Monoprinting


 Meet today's clean and simple card.
It is done using a technique called Monoprinting and yes, it is simple and you can easily do this!

I began by cutting a panel to fit the size of my card front.
Next I got out my snowflake stencil from Simon Says and inked the back with Broken China Distress Stain, sprayed with water and pressed onto my cardstock.  You could also use Distress inks or any ink that is waterbased.  Leaving the stencil in place, I inked around the edges with some Broken China Distress ink to help bring more definition to the snowflakes.  
When that was dry, I put the sentiment from Technique Tuesday into my MISTI and stamped it using black Memento ink.  I scored the edges of my panel (hard to see in the photo) and pop dot mounted it over my card base.
I blinged it up a bit too by adding some clear crystals to the snowflake centers.




Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING, GHOSTING and CHOICE 
(sponging)

Craftyhazelnuts's Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

Alphabet Challenge- 'Q' FOR QUICK AND SIMPLE

Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks so much for taking a look.


Supplies:  stamp- TT/ stencil- SSS/ Distress stain/ ink- Memento, DI/ crystals/ pop dots/ sponge applicator tool

16 comments:

Barb said...

I like this very much Karen. You've achieved a lovely icy effect on your card. Barbxx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..I loved the look of it !

Krisha said...

What a great technique and the results are amazing.
Stunning card.

Loll said...

LOVE the technique with this stencil Karen. Your snowflakes look so icy! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card and that is a technique I have never tried.

nancy littrell said...

Simply Beautiful Karen. I love how you added more ink to the edges of your stencil for more definition and your crystal bling. As always, a wonderful sentiment too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Karen - love the icy snowflakes. Thanks for explaining how you did it - I've never left the stencil in place to ink around it when I've done stencil monoprinting.

Shawna Standish said...
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Shawna Standish said...

Oh good grief I have to get my blog friends straight.. so oooo Karen this is yet another stunner.. a must try... maybe with leaves... thank you for directions.

Shawna Standish said...

Oh good grief I have to get my blog friends straight.. so oooo Karen this is yet another stunner.. a must try... maybe with leaves... thank you for directions.

Donna said...

Love the colour variations, Karen. X

Bonnie said...

Ooh! Such beautiful ghosted snowflakes, Karen! Love how you've varied the colors of blue! Makes these snowflakes look even icier! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Sarah said...

So pretty. I love that you went CAS for this card and how you used Distressed Ink to get a water color effect!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful festive card Karen looks so classy
hugs
lorraine x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card makes me think of ice crystals. I can feel the chill coming off it from here.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 303 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x