Thursday 8 December 2022

Snowy Village

 Hi all and welcome!  I'm the sketch hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I hope my sketch will provide a starting point for some amazing cards!  

For my card, I wanted to play with an ink-blended and Perfect Pearls background as well as some new silhouette dies I'd just received.

The background was created with Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Inks and then I brushed on some Blue Patina Perfect Pearls powder before splattering it with white gouache.  After I'd die-cut the black elements, I also splattered on some white gouache.  The snowy hills was die-cut from white cardstock and I stamped one of my favourite Christmas sentiment stamps from Papertrey Ink.

I adhered some of the silhouette elements to the front and back of the snowy hills and some directly to the ink-blended background panel, then I used foam tape to pop up the hills.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the wonderful cards made by the design team.

I'm linking this up to the Christmas creations challenge at Sweet Stampin' and the Winter/Holiday challenge at Time Out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Winter Village (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, yellow scrap
Dies:  Winter Wonderland (Gina K), Stitched Slopes & Hills (SSS)
Accessories:  Blue Patina Perfect Pearls, White Gouache


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Sweet Stampin'


I Card Everyone said...

This beautiful card took my breath away, Karren! What a glorious sky! I'm waiting for a shooting star! and in my dreams we are neighbors here!

Amy O said...

What a peaceful and beautiful scene! You really create magic with your blending skills.

Carol said...


Bobby said...

Another sentiment could be "all is calm, all is bright". That's what your gorgeous ink blended card says to me.

Jen Brum said...

Oh Karren, this card is just gorgeous! I love that background! You are an ink master! That little winter scene is just so sweet! Thanks for an amazing sketch this week!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful card, Karren!!

Dawn T said...

Delightful card Karren. Such a beautiful inky background and love the bright shine of the lights in the houses.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the depth and richness of the background Karren - a beautiful card

Jacquie Southas said...

Great sketch and gorgeous card, Karren!

Jen Timko said...

What a gorgeous scene you made! I love every detail. Thanks for a great sketch this week!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Serene, lovely Winter scene. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Christmas creation with us at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends, Sweet Stampin' DT

Anke said...

WOW so beautiful, I love your card.