Sunday, 18 December 2011

Inky Snowflake Merry Christmas Card

Another aqua and purple Christmas card!  I had great fun getting inky with my distress inks to make this card.  I started off by patting Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Dusty Concord inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed the inks really well with water and then smooshed my piece of white CS into the inky mess to make a coloured background.  I gave the CS a blast with my heat gun to dry it, stamped the music background stamp over the top and inked the edges of the panel with Dusty Concord ink.  I stamped the large snowflake with VersaMark ink, heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then spritzed the whole panel with Perfect Pearl mist.  I attached a die cut snowflake to the centre of the stamped snowflake with a silver glimmer brad.  I couldn't decide what to do about adding a sentiment and I pondered for some time.  Then  I remembered my alphabet embossing folder which I bought a couple of months ago but hadn't got around to using.  So I dug the folder out, embossed Pool Party CS with the lower case letters to spell 'merry christmas', punched them out and attached them to the panel in a higgledy piggledy fashion.  I then mounted the inky panel to a Pool Party A6 sized card blank.

Here's the inside and the envelope.

Stamps: Hero Arts Big Snowflake & Music Background, Stampendous 'Snow Brackets', SU! Patterned pines set
CS: SU! Pool Party & Whisper White, medium weight white CS
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Dusty Concord Distress inks, VersaMark, SU! Pool Party
Tools: Crafts Too 'Small Alphabet' embossing folder, Sizzix Sizzlits snowflake die, circle punches, Crafts Too craft mat, Ranger mini mister, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Perfect Pearls 'Perfect Pearl' Mist, SU! glimmer brad



Theresa said...

I love this card. The color combination is one of my favorites. And I know how much work it is to get the placement just right with the lettering. Great job.

kelly said...

Your inky background is just fabulous! I may have to give this a go on my next card!
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love the inky technique on the background! It really makes the white snowflake stand out! Such a creative way to put a sentiment on a card too!