Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Card Multiples - Pastel Snowflakes

Hi there

Last weekend I counted up how many Christmas cards I had ready to go, and how many I still needed to send.  Whoops....I appeared to be around 40 short!  So I played around and created a card that I was happy with, then I recreated it and made 40 in 3 hours!

The MISTI was an absolute godsend for the multiple stamping but I didn't make things easy for myself, I included masking, ink blending and heat embossing too!  And as all of these were being sent in the mail I made these one layer too!

I'm really pleased with how these turned out so this post is a bit photo-heavy!  I took a few lol




Ok, so here's what I did...

I started by cutting and scoring all my cardstock then laid a piece of masking tape across each card in the same position.  Next I ink blended it the pale green, blending up and down from the masking tape and fading it out.  I then used the MISTI to position the first three snowflakes which were stamped in pink and stamped these on each card.  I then positioned the next three snowflakes and repeated the process with the green ink.  The masking tape was then removed and I used the MISTI once again to stamp the sentiment across the previously masked strip.  The final two snowflakes were then stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using some clear sparkly embossing powder.  The cards did warp a little but after a little time under a heavy box they were good to go :)

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio; Altenew - Rose Quartz and Mountain Mist; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful
  • Embossing Powder: All Night Media - Crystal Sparkle










I'd like to enter this design at the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Challenge #336 - Christmas Non-Traditional Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #456 - Snowflakes
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #163 - Christmas & Hanukkah
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challene #224 - CAS
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #179 - Christmas with a Twist ( I used non-traditional colours)
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #184 - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley - Challenge #146 - Christmas
AAA Cards - CAS Game #79 - Christmas



And another challenge has now appeared at Merry Monday #228 were we can submit our favourite Christmas card of 2016 so I'm popping this one in over there too :)




Thanks so much for visiting today and I'd love to hear what you think of these.  I have a few more cards to share here on my blog, including another set of multiples.  I just wanted to give these a little more time to arrive overseas before sharing with you.

I hope to see you again very soon :)






15 comments:

  1. So envious of your subtle and elegant inky blending here Anita and the number you made in such a short time! Brilliantly done, gorgeous colour scheme and perfect for those CAS Christmas designs. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x

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  2. These are stunning, the soft look is amazing and the added embossing the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining AAA

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  3. Lovely card. I really like the non-traditional colors. You do well under pressure.

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  4. Beautiful christmascards in these colors!

    Thea

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  5. All of the shimmer and the subtle pops of color are gorgeous!

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  6. Really pretty card! Thanks for sharing this delightful card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More blog.
    :) Marie--ATSM DT

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  7. Awesome work, love these cards, so shimmery and soft. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Glenda
    DT
    DT

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  8. These are so beautiful!! I love the design! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  9. This is such a pretty design Neets, gorgeous cards. :)

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  10. Love the color combos, gorgeous card!

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  11. Nice work with the tape,looks great! Thank you for joining us at ATSM! Martina

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  12. What a lovely idea Neets.
    Thank you for entering my Christmas with a Twist challenge at CCM.
    Kimx

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  13. Gorgeous card - I really like the minimal colours and the white space. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

    Jackie

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