Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Snow, Snow, Snow!

I was very lucky recently to have won a challenge at IndigoBlu and as well as winning some awesome stamps, I was asked to be Guest Designer.  What an honour! Thank you very much IndigoBlu! Very daunting though to have my card shown amongst such a talented design team, scary indeed!  Here is my effort.

The main image is the absolutely beautiful Bare Forest 1, which is one of the fabulous stamps I won. Firstly, I made the inky background using Sheena's stamping card.  I put Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress inks on my craft mat.  Spritzed with water then pressed the card in it and wriggled it around a bit.  I dabbed it with kitchen roll then dried with my heat gun then dropped some droplets of water over it, let work for a second, then dabbed with kitchen roll and dried with my heat gun.  Then a quick spritz with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist for shimmer and another dry with my heat gun and it was done.  I swiped over with an anti-static bag before stamping the image in Versamark and embossing with white detail powder then trimmed to the size I wanted.  I added dries white glue along the bottom and glue pen on the trees then poured Glamour Dust over the glue for sparkle then set aside to dry.  I also dotted dries white glue over my purple card base and added Glamour Dust to that too and left to dry.  Using the same inked card, I cut the snowflakes using Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes dies and the sentiment which is from Stamplorations - I used my Big shot.  I also cut the sentiment in a white card to layer just behind to look like snow. Glamour Dust was added to all the die cuts too.  When everything was good and dry, I popped the main image up on foam tape for dimension and then glued the snowflakes and sentiment on flat adding pearls for a bit of bling.

I was pleased how this turned out and I have two Christmas cards ready for next year!  Yay!

Thank you again to IndigoBlu  - this is a fabulous challenge, so please join in!  Its fun and you might win some awesome stamps like I did and be Guest Designer!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic.
Cuttlebug Mania - A Christmas Card in any colour except red or green.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes

These are all  fabulous challenges!

Thank you for visiting me, I hope you are ready for Christmas!  Its nearly here!
Take care! Christine xxx


Sandee Setliff said...

Your cards are beautiful and I always hope we can get a little snow so snow cards are always welcome!

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your DT spot. Love your snow, snow, snow card. The colours are perfect to give the feeling of snow and ice. Hugs Mrs A.

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations on your win and also being GDT!! That tree stamp looks fabulous in white against that beautiful background and I love the beautiful snowflakes you created too!

Whilst I am here, thanks so much for joining in our Winter Magic challenge at A Vintage Journey too! Hugs, Anne xx

Marina said...

Your forest looks magical.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Chris this is one awesome card, you've showcased that detailed Indigo Blue stamp superbly!! Haven't heard of the dries white glue, but it's fab! Huge congrats of your guest DT spot too!
Have a God blessed Christmas as we remember the birth of the Christ child.

Thanks so very much for joining in Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Monthly challenge,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Bizzy Becs DT}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

chrissie said...

Congratulations and well deserved Guest Designer Chris. This is a very beautiful card

Love Chrissie xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! They were right to ask you to be part of the design team.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved Guest Design appointment, Chris! You needn't have been nervous about your creation, it's brilliant! I love your excellent smooched background, the sweet pearl-centered snowflakes, and all that Glamour Dust!! Simply beautiful! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Chris! What a gorgeous, atmospheric forest scene ... I can feel the fabulous frosty chill you created from here! Hugs, Anita :)

Swissie said...

A great card! I love the colours and the snow flakes.
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

Jackie said...

Congratulations; well-deserved!
I love those colours and the silhouette of the trees, not not mention the snowflakes! Beautiful ...

Jenny Marples said...

First up huge congratulations both on your win and on your well deserved Guest spotlight! And you shone in that spotlight as this is a beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

Karen D. said...

congrats and what a lovely the colours you used.

xx Karen