Saturday, 10 September 2016

Christmas card with snow

This week I made a card for the StampTV MIUM challenge It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. We had to make a Christmas card that had snow of some type. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge Stamp it and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Stamp it.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper which I taped onto my craft mat with washi tape. I squished three colours of blue ink pads onto my craft mat and wet the entire piece of paper with water. I picked up some of the ink with a paint brush and dabbed the colour onto the paper until I achieved the desired look. I let this dry completely.

I used my embossing bag over the top half of the paper to make sure the powder would only stick where I wanted. Using VersaMark ink I stamped the star, sprinkled on the gold embossing powder and heat set it. I mixed some white paint with water and flicked the droplets onto the paper to look like snowflakes. After this dried it didn't show up very well so I dabbed tiny bits of glue and sprinkled them with flocking powder. I also used glue and flocking powder at the bottom of the paper for a pile of snow. I matted the paper with blue and adhered this to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, cut it out and cut out a scalloped oval for a mat. I popped up the sentiment with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs - Sentimental Holiday stamp set
                            - White cardstock
Hilroy watercolour paper
Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Brilliant Blue ink
VersaMark ink
Recollections Tinsel Gold embossing powder and White flocking powder
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Ovals Large
Tombow Mono Adhesive
blue cardstock, embossing bag, foam squares and white paint from my stash


  1. hello dawn! such a pretty card, the background and sentiment are awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  2. Dawn, what a lovely starry night scene! Happy you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge for Stamp It! xx Maura

  3. This is so very lovely and is so,peaceful in design. I love the star, flecks of snow and the beautiful colors. And the sentiment is perfect.


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