Monday, 19 August 2013

Snowflake Christmas

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is to just add snowflakes.  I combined that challenge with the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts to come up with this card.

I started out digging through my DSP stash to find some paper with snowflakes on and came across the Ski Slope DSP, which is one of favorites - I think I still have 2 unopened packs of it!  I then decided to go with Baja Breeze and Midnight Muse as my color scheme.  Now to find some snowflake stamps.   I decided to go non-SU for this card and was surprised to find I have no wood-mounted non-SU snowflake stamps.  Clear stamps to the rescue!  I found a set of Inkadinkado stamps, called Holiday Silhouettes, which hadn't seen ink that I used for my card.

Once I'd stamped my images, I cut them out using circle nesties and before removing the die, I lightly sponged Baja Breeze ink onto the image.  The two little poinsettias were colored using my Cherry Cobbler marker and a blender pen.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Inkadinkado Holiday Silhouettes
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse; Baja Breeze; Ski Slope DSP; Whisper White
Ink:  Midnight Muse; Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Circle Nesties; sponge; Cherry Cobbler marker; Finishing Touches Edgelit

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as a PPA Pick.



Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Love your beautiful snowman/snowflake images on this card Karren and so pleased to see I'm not the only hoarder of that gorgeous snowflake dsp. Thanks for joining the JAI Just Add snowflakes this week. Carolyn x

Nikki Spencer said...

It's a "WOW" from me Karren. Such a lovely layout and the shading behind your images looks wonderful. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful, Karren! The Midnight Muse is so striking; really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Sandie Conner said...

Super pretty Karren! I do miss that DSP, have fun with it this year. The colors work perfectly together. Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week.

Nina Dee said...

Although I'm not sure I'm ready for a winter card yet, this card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Anonymous said...

Karren this is beautiful - I love the boldness of the Midnight Muse and the way you have coloured around the snowman is stunning. Chantell JAI

Sylvia said...

Thanks Karren for you sweet words on my blog. Tigger was a huge part of my life. I love your winter card, the background paper is perfect for your stamped images! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Jodene said...

This is so pretty Karren and I love the colour tones you have chosen. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I love all the pretty snowflakes on this card!!
That snowman stamp is very pretty too.

JAI Design Team

Narelle Farrugia said...

I agree with Nikki - it's a wow from me too! This is stun-ning and the stamps you've used are just gorgeous! I can't believe you still have 2 packs of this DSP left! I'm glad I'm not the only hoarder of DSP around. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Mae Collins said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the blue theme. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

really love the snowman image and touch of red. congratulations on being a PPA top pick.

hugs, m