Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Snow/Snowflakes

We've had beautiful late summer weather over the past few days in my neck of the woods so incorporating snow and snowflakes into a project for this week's Craft Barn Challenge has indeed been a challenge! I'm certainly not one of those people who has their Christmas cards all done and dusted before there has been even the slightest hint of winter.

I stamped the image onto a square of white card before colouring it with Distress Inks and pencils and placing it on a frame which had been coloured with Distress Ink. The background was embossed and the sentiment stamped below before attaching it to a mat that had been dusted with Distress Ink. The die-cut snowflake was coloured on the embossed detail and then Stickles glitter applied over the top.

That's one Christmas card completed way, way ahead of my usual schedule but will I be able to find it when the time comes to post it?

Card recipe
Base card  and background - Craftworks Card
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Ink - Festive Berries, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass,
Watercolour pencils
Spectrum Noir pencils
Main image - Crafty Individuals CI - 240
Sentiment - Stamp Addicts
Snowflake - Spellbinders
Frame - Nellie Snellen multi- frames - square MFD006
Snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Stickles - Star Dust


Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card Maggie. I love this snow baby stamp. It's one of my all time fav Christmas stamps. The focal piece looks lovely on the embossed background.
Take care,
Flo x

Craftyfield said...

Such a cute image from CI, love how you coloured it, especially since you've stayed away from the red and green combo, which I am now dreading!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning, you are so talented