Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Silver Snowflakes

Hi and welcome!  Today's card is another Christmas card for the very small stash!  I used the sketch from MFT, the tic-tac-toe from Paper Players (washi, snowflakes, die-cuts), the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Christmas Goes challenge at a new-to-me challenge called The Merry Christmas challenge.  And what is fantastic about this challenge is that they post the upcoming challenge schedule, which is perfect for me as I pretty much only have the weekends to stamp and miss so many challenges because I just can't get cards made in time.


I embossed the snowflakes and snow with Liquid Platinum EP onto a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper then sponged various distress inks over the panel.  For the top layer, I took a piece of Tropical Teal cardstock and die-cut the oval from the center, before sponging over the whole panel with Tropical Teal ink to darken and give a suede look. I splattered on some water and some shimmer mist.  I also die-cut an oval from some black cardstock and layered that underneath, offsetting it slightly.  The sentiment is embossed in the same EP and finally I adhered a strip of washi down the right hand side as per the sketch.


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Products used:

Stamps:  Simply Snowflakes, Snowfall of Blessings (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio. Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Cardstock:  Specialty Stamping Paper (Ranger), Tropical Teal (MFT), White, Black
Dies:  Pierced Oval Stax, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax, Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories:  Liquid Platinum EP (Ranger), Shimmer Mist

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players.


9 comments:

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Hi Karren:
What a beautiful card, love the snowflakes. and your embossing is amazing.
God Bless
Hugs
Dottie

LeAnne said...

Oh so pretty....those silver snowflakes and blue background are just a delightful winter confection! Thanks for playing with my tic-tac-toe challenge this week! So nice to see you in the gallery!

Michelle said...

This is so pretty! I might try something like it... TFS!!

KimCreate said...

Wow, so pretty! A beautiful addition to your stash!

Teresa Kline said...

hello karren! a lovely snowflake background, the embossing is gorgeous! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful card! Love the color scheme and especially the water splattered background!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Karren, this is stunning! I love blue and silver for holiday cards and the embossed snowflakes are gorgeous. Just beautiful! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow.....this is like looking out of a beautiful frosty window! Gorgeous!

Joanne James said...

Karren those snowflakes are stunning! Such a beautiful card, love the subtle sponging too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!