Thursday, 20 October 2016

White Christmas


 Meet today's card.
Just a fun one I created using stamps from Penny Black.

I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock with Painter's Tape.  I placed the Brushed Pine stamp into my Misti, coloured with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  
Next I stamped the Penny Black sentiment from the Yuletide Wishes set with black Memento ink and clear embossed.  Using some Distress Stain, I watercolored in the background and let that dry.

To add extra details to the pinecones, I painted on some white acrylic paint and splattered some over the whole card front.  To add more depth, I also randomly stamped the Script with Versamark ink and white heat embossed.



 Adding my card to these challenges:


Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES

Stampin Royalty- CELEBRATIONS

Cards and More- WATERCOLORING

Happy Little Stampers- NATURE (mixed media)



Thanks so much for coming by.  Have a great day!

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ ink- Versamark, Memento, Distress/ Distress Stain/ eb powder/ white acrylic paint/ paint brush/ MISTI/ Memento markers



20 comments:

  1. I just pulled out this stamp yesterday and said to myself "I'm going to try Karen's technique on this." Now I have something specific to go by. Thanks for sharing at just the right time.

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  2. Beautiful! And thank you for the step-by-step instructions - I love learning how you put together the layers on your cards!

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  3. WOW ... gorgeous card Karen. I've had this stamp for a long time, but don't think I've used it yet. You've inspired me to ink it up! xx

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  4. Oh, wow! Another gorgeous card design and I just love that pine cone and branch image. And, the sentiment is perfect as well. I am just blown away how beautiful this is. Great job Karen.

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  5. What a stunning card! Just breathtaking!

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  6. Beautiful card Karen, particularly love the colours used for the background and the partial stamping, looks so fresh and wonderful.

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  7. This is stunning! Love the white detail you added xxx

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  8. This a gorgeous card, Karen! It looks like a beautifully hand colored piece of art! I love the addition of the script....it adds a bit of elegance.

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  9. I love the colors of your card--just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at the Addicted to Stamps and More blog--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie--ATSM DT

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  10. I have spent about $100 on Penny Black stamps in the last few days based on your inspiration. May I ask a specific question? When you do the back ground with stains, do you use the stain directly or do you dilute it? Paint in on with a brush. Appreciate any help you can give. I want to be like you!! LOL Great card BTW!

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  11. Like a real pine in winter - love it.

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  12. Oh my these colors and images. This Christmas card is beautiful. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

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  13. Saw this beauty on my FB feed and it still looks just as fabulous here.
    So pleased you joined us over at CuM. :)

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  14. Awesome Christmas card,so right and colorful...Thank you for joining us at ATSM these week
    Željka DT

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  15. Wow, this is amazing, Karen! So much detail and fabulous techniques. I just love it!

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  16. love your card with the white script in the background - I hope you join us again at Addicted to Stamps and More

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  17. Beautiful card ..... I love the script in the background. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

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