Saturday, 30 June 2018

Pink and Purple Snowflakes!

Hello again!  My second blog post in the same day - a Christmas card this time.

This is such a quick Christmas card and a technique I have seen everywhere and have never tried before.  I inked up one side of the Sheena Douglas Snowflake embossing folder with
Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks, spritzed with water then pressed a piece of watercolour card into it then left it to dry.  It didn't come out perfect but gave a lovely watercolour effect.  I trimmed the piece then edged it with both of the oxide colours then glued to a 5 x 7 inch pink card base.  The Stamplorations sentiment was die cut in both white and pink card - the two glued together to give a drop shadow then attached to the snowflake panel.  For sparkle, I used a glue pen to add glitter to the snowflakes then Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the sentiment and finally a few white pearls for a bit of extra embellishment. There is lots of sparkle in real life!   I really like this technique so will be trying it again with more of my folders. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ScrappyMo's Rudolph Day's Challenge - Anything Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Non Traditional Colours.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - The Written Word.

Thank you so very much for visiting me - I really appreciate it!  Enjoy your weekend!

Take care - Christine xxx


Redanne said...

It really is a great technique and I love the fact that it is not perfect, it just enhances the watercolour effect even more, in my humble opinion. The non traditional colours are just an extra bonus!! Big hugs, Anne xx

Jannet said...

Oh that background came out beautifully, I must try that techique! Thank you for sharing Chris. I love the little pearls, and the colours you have chosen are beautiful. I hope all is ok with you xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

dutchess said...

What a fabulous background Chris...I forget to use ,y embossing folders....the colours are just perfect it.
Not a lot of crafting for me at the moment as I am watching the tennis...keeping cool...bliss,hope you are feeling better now ....hugs xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Great technique and a great card. I love the colours you chose and the sentiment die pops off the background. Bet the sparkle looks so pretty too.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Don't worry about your link being wrong. You will still be included in the draw. I just hit home and it took me to the correct post! If I delete you now you may not have time to redo. You are fine with it as is!

Jane said...

Another really lovely card Chris. Thanks forjoining our June challenge at Country View.Our new In the summer garden challenge for July is now would be lovely to see you join us again.Hugs xx

Anne said...

This is wonderful Chris, love the pink for a change and that's a great technique
Anne x

Lisa said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous, Chris!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Anita in France said...

Soft, dreamy, dainty ... so very pretty in pink, Chris! Hugs, Anita :)

Mindy Baxter said...

I love this technique and the pinks and purples look so pretty on a snowflake. Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes! Good Luck.

♥ Mindy

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So amazing, I love this creation.
Hugs Anja

Karen D. said...

love your results, wonderful looking card mf.
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

I haven't done this technique before either but I really must as it looks wonderful and so unique. As you say not perfect but that really is the beauty of it. Such pretty colours and I always love a bit of bling. Fabulous card x

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Chris. Thank you for sharing this great technique. I will definitely try it. Kisses, my friend.