Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Snowflakes Galore!

Hi guys!  Another Christmas card again today for you.  Snowflakes, snowflakes and more snowflakes this time!  I stamped a couple of different snowflakes from the Creative Expressions stamp set called Snowflakes and Sprigs, randomly all over a white piece of card.  I used a clear perfect medium pad for this and then embossed them with Cosmic Shimmer True White embossing powder.  I then used my Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress inks to blend colour on to the background randomly.  Since the snowflakes are embossed, they will resist the ink so just go over the top of them and work the colour into all the intricate parts of the snowflake.  Wipe with a tissue once you are finished to remove the ink from them.  I then ran it through the Grand Calibur using my itty bitty polka dot mask.  To bring out the embossed polka dots, I very lightly went over the top with the dusty concord ink again.  I also went around the edge with it to frame the piece.  Using my chalk white American seam binding, I dyed a piece to match using my broken china ink.  To do this, simply swipe your ink pad on to your craft mat, add several spritz of water and roll your seam binding in it picking up the colour.   It also helps if you wet your seam binding to get better coverage.  Dry with a heat tool and scrunch to get that shabby chic look.  If you want it darker, just repeat the process.  I tied a messy bow around the piece with a couple of decorative stick pins and I added a small Spellbinders snowflake to the bow, then matted and layered with pale blue and eggplant (aubergine, sorry) card.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and mounted my snowflake piece on to it.  As a frame for the entire piece, I added pearl Pva dots around the edge.  Are you in the mood for Christmas yet?  All for now, Sue x

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card, the distress inks with the snowflakes give a christmassy twilight feel.
Asimply stunning card.
Hugs Amanda x

missybossy65 said...

This one is a winner :0) I love it! Ali x

Jan said...

Love it Sue another beautie. xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Its such a lovely card Sue
Heather x

issy said...

A beautiful card Sue, I do love the tatty ribbon..

issy

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea to dry emboss with a folder after the heat embossing process,this has such a cool effect. Love what you did with the ribbon also. Altogether a great card!

ang said...

lovely card
angxx

Susanne said...

This card is amazing.... Love the way you colouring this.... Hugs Susanne

DI said...

Love love love it great tip about embossing thank you once again.

LellyJelly said...

Oh yes! This is me,me,me. Just lovely colour and texture. A definite winner.x

Elaine L said...

Sue Just love the colours on this one and the way that you have created the background - gives a lovely wintery feel.
Elaine x

baa-me-chick said...

Fab card once again and yes! I'm feeling Christmassy now :-) xx

Julia Watts said...

Love this card. The 2 inks go really well together and I love the Polka Dots mask. Love, Julia xxx

Christine said...

Really lovely - untraditional Christmas colours work so well x

Takaya said...

yeah it's really great! Today I also made a blue&white christmas card :D

Jackie Ginger said...

I love the snow flakes and its nice to see a christmas card in a differnt colour once in a while

-x-Nat-x- said...

This card is stunning!! Broken China and Dusty Concord are my favourite Distress Ink combination!! I LOVE it!!
Nat -x-

bhavana said...

What a wonderful card, you are a truly talented person! Thank you for such wonder inspirational ideas!

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely combination of colours - would never have thought of using the Dusty Concord on a Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

This is a terrific card combining lots of simple techniques to stunning effect.
Frances

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...well definitely in the mood for Christmas...and this card is magic...really must have a go at the resist technique...you make it look so good...I was watching your DVD yesterday and realise just how many more things I can try....thank you for all your inspiration take care Margaret

Maggie said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue the colour makes it feel very frosty and cold!

Maggie

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Love the colours on this card-lovely frosty look!

Eileen x

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Bee

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such a stunning card - I love the colour!

Chloe's Nan said...

Sue this is a truly Christmassy card - I love the idea of the resist with the snowflakes, must try it xx

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely fab!! May have to use the idea for some of my christmas cards! Thank you x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another beautiful card, it sums up christmas to me.
Carol x

Fuchsia said...

Love the effects !

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Sue

sandra(misty) said...

Love the card the snowflakes are great

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue, absolutely beautiful and not too hard to do. May make something similar!!!! Kath xx

Joanie said...

Broken China is such a lovely colour and so wintery. Great card x

Crafty mop said...

In the mood for Christmas sue ......just not in the mood to make a zillion cards ! Love this though you give so marny ideas ....so than you Mandy x

CraftyLoops said...

This is so beautiful Sue, those beautiful snowflakes look so details and the white embossing powder has done an amazing job of making them pop out of the page. Love the 2 colours of distress inks too. Yet another stunning card from you Sue. Lee xx

Stampersue said...

You're really getting me in the mood for Christmas Sue. Another fab card - your ideas are great.

Stampersue
X

Maryann said...

Just a wonderful card again Sue. I so love the ribbon, you´ve used onhere and the snowflakes is soooo cool. Stunning work once again dear friend.

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, I love snowflakes, so delicate and white! What a lovely card, Thanks MariaS

Sandra Riley .... said...

Fab-u-lous!!
What a lovely, wintery feeling, festive card sue and so elegant too.!!!
Thank you for such amazing inspiration, you really make us want to get everything out and create!!!
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Lynne M said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the soft colours. Thank you for sharing. Lol Lynne M

Wellington said...

Not managed to check in for a couple of day - but that makes it all the more fun cos I get to catch up on all your lush cards :) Gorgeous. Think the Spellbinders Holly motif one from a few days back is my fave...TFS

Rita said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely and crisp feel to it. Works well I think. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful card again Sue. Love all the inking on this one. Great job.

Sue C

kimmie_35 said...

Brilliant card! Lovely colour! Am keeping my fingers crossed to win the stash!
Hugs
Kimx

Sheila H said...

Oh Sue.!What a beautiful card.I will definitely be trying this one.So simple,but so effective.Thanks.xxx

Ayelet said...

I love the colors and the lacy snowflakes.

Marleine said...

This contains all my favourite craft items and colours. My cards this year are snowflakes, distress inks and ribbons. Beautiful card.

Amy Ackley said...

just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lindyloo said...

Oh how lovely. The snowflakes remind me of delicate pieces of lace. Its like the 'Joy & Wonder' of children staring out into the crisp night sky and discovering that it has started to snow on Christmas eve! (I think I can even see a sleigh in the distance) Ooohh, I'm definitely Christmassy now. Whoever designed these stamps is very talented indeed. Bit like our Sue! Regards Linda

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, the colours are magical, just like a crisp snowy day - great idea to use a snowflake in place of your usual flower. I am in the mood for Christmas now that I have finished making all my cards! Regards Anne Rx

Fiona said...

Another great idea

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful!

KimberleyG said...

Beautiful. I should heat emboss more often since it gives such stunning results.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely christmas card for us to try ,love the colours and technique, i have the stamps, distressed inks and all the rest of the materials to do this card. Going to make this one today, thank you Sue x. Yvonne

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, Im in the mood for Christmas now. Got the ingredients for this card so will be trying it out this evening.
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Hugs Anne x

Vie Carter said...

lovely, lovely card Sue

Vie Carter
x

lion_tamer said...

Beautiful card Sue love it x

furrypig said...

that is a great card I love the snow flakes and might give this idea a go! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

Janet said...

If I wasn't in the Christmas mood then making all these cards certainly makes me feel a lot more festive!!!

Carole said...

I'm just going to have to try this one! Magic! Carole x

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely breathtaking Sue! Thanks for explaining how you did it - otherwise I would not have a clue how to achieve this! I am not only in the mood for Christmas... I am almost in the mood for snow :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Clai01 said...

I really like the colour combinations , broken china i think is my favourite distress ink , if i had to pick one, that is .. a wonderful wintery christmas card, love it!

Missmizog said...

Love it..... Colours are great.
Thanks Sue

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

Ciacchina said...

Mi piace moltissimo!

PaulineC said...

I would be "over the moon" if I ever got a Christmas card as good as this sent to me.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful card.
xxx Janet Babar

Ang said...

Such a pretty card

Maggie said...

Lovely card.
Maggie

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! Love that technique!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lena said...

What a lovely card!! I love snowflakes and the way you did them is wonderful!!

Hugs from Lena

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue Just really love this card. I really am getting very frustrated because my Grand Calibur is poorly lol. Lots of love Jenny L

Sandra F said...

Another great card Sue.

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is stunning i think i need this set xx

jane said...

Sue

This card was one of the samples you had on
C & C loved it then love it even more close up

Jane xx

Evik said...

I love snowflakes and background colours!

lilygee said...

Very icy white Christmas feel about it -lovely!
lilygeexxx

Christine B. said...

Love the colour you have used for this beautiful card. Hugs x ChrisB

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the colours, very christmasy, cool and crisp.

Carol S. said...

The snowflake detail is beautiful. Another simple but stunning card! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kimberly said...

HOLY!!!! i just love the colors and the overall look of this card. I'm gonna try that for sure...love it..tfs

Helen said...

Love it!! x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card again Sue xx

CathyinMN said...

I really like the different blues with the white and all of the snowflakes! It really reminds me of winter -- the pretty part of it.

Rufus said...

Mmmmmmmm, so very pretty! Love snowflakes and your inked background is lovely.
R/

wijkhuijs said...

Pretty card and beautifull paper!

Hugs
Priscilla

Gwen said...

this is just beautiful sue love the colours

Anonymous said...

Great card love the pearl border
MissD

Molly Walrus said...

Looks great am just about to invest in some of thie seam binding stuff looks fab!!!
Elaine @ Molly Walrus

Jackie D said...

Really looks effective Sue. I really must make a start on my Christmas cards!!

Jackie D xx

Jenny, said...

Another lovely card.... thanx for sharing :)

shells-crafts said...

another fantastic card, just love the ribbon!

E.T. said...

this is just stunning, i love the colours!

Tracy said...

I love this ink technique, it's one of my faves.

violetclouds said...

this is just awesome!

Carol D said...

Great card, I'm going to give this a try.

Carol xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Love this one, the snowflakes are beautiful.

Luanne said...

very lovely card! great distressing and love those snowflakes.

starcyl said...

Another lovely card, would love to be inside your head. xx
Jenny

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
MUST TRY THIS ONE

smittenstamper said...

Hi Sue,gorgeous card,love the snowflakes.will need to try this one......... thanks for the inspiration.love wilma.x

blingy crafter said...

love the embossed snow flakes

Wee Purr said...

let it snow ...

craftynana said...

Yet agai a beautiful card Sue I do love the chose of colour card that you use

CraftyJo said...

Ooooh yes! I'm in the mood for Christmas

Kimbo said...

Love the seam binding idea - great to have matching embellishments

Rachelsmum said...

I love this card, struggling so much this year for inspiration but this one is just the ticket. Thanks Sue for all your fab cards xx