Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Artsy Snowflakes



I haven't made many snowflake cards this year. But when I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch I knew I needed to get my snowflakes out of hibernation. Inspired by the CAS Watercolour challenge I made one card with watercolour resist using Brushos and inspired by the CAS Mixup I made one card with sponging, adding die cutting as my choice. I'm also linking up with Cute Card Thursday where the theme is Snowflakes and Sweet Stampin' Christmas where the theme is to be inspired by a song (Let It Snow).




I started both cards by die cutting a panel of watercolour paper using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. Then I stamped the snowflakes from Stampin' Up Endless Wishes in Versamark and heat embossed in clear powder. Then I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire to ink the background of the first card. I then spritzed the background with water with blue Perfect Pearls to give it a more distressed look and make it a bit shimmery. For the second card I sprinkled various blue, turquoise and green Brushos onto the background and spritzed with water with blue Perfect Pearls. I used a larger Stitched Rectangle Die to die cut a mat from light blue Centura Pearl paper. I also die cut the sentiment using the CUTplorations Let It Snow Phrase die from the same Centura Pearl paper. Last, I attached the panels onto white card.


Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney Watercolour paper
Stamps: Stampin' Up Endless Wishes
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Brushos
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies, CUTplorations Let It Snow phrase die
Other: Perfect Pearls blue, Ranger clear embossing powder

7 comments:

Brian King said...

Such a beautiful treatment of these snowflakes. Such a great use of these blues! Thanks for playing along with this CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Loll said...

Both cards are so beautiful Karola! What a completely different look from the sponging and brushos. Both are so pretty and really show off those gorgeous embossed snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

I love the soft look of the sponged background Karola! Beautiful colors and snowflakes! I also love the artsy Brusho background! Two gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful takes on the sketch!

Michelle said...

I love blue snowflakes! Cool card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

Beautiful!! The colors are fabulous!

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely love your card, the softness of the colour is beautiful.