Thursday 18 December 2014

Let it Snow

Hi guys

Well, now that I've finally managed to complete the bulk of my Christmas cards it was really nice to sit down this evening and make a card specifically for a few challenges.

I decided to go for a very simple card.  In real life the colours are slightly more purple but as usual with my camera, the colours appear more blue.  No matter what lighting I try I always seem to have this problem.  Anyway, here it is...

I started by masking off the central panel with post-its before blending three different pigment inks of the same tone.  With the masks still in place I overlaid a snowflake stencil and spread over the design with embossing paste.  After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiment, and it was a stroke of luck that the sentiment nestled quite happily between the snowflakes at the bottom :)

Materials used:

  • Ink: Versa Color - Lavender, Imperial Blue, Neptune
  • Stencil: Memory Box - Winter Tiny Snowflakes
  • Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver
  • Stamp: Uniko Studio - Stunning Snowflakes

Challenge entries:

Less is More - Week202 - One Layer 'Snow'
CASology - Week 126 - Snow
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas

Just a quick post for me tonight.  I'm now off to bed to try to finally get rid of this horrible bug that's been with me for the last week.

Hopefully I'll be around a little more now that the manic Christmas card production line is over!  Thanks for popping by.


  1. This is so gorgeous and serene. It just jumped right out of the CASology gallery at me. OK, that was not a serene thing to do--how about it stunned me with its peacefullness, and I had to come over for a closer look! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  2. Utterly CAS and gorgeous Anita.
    Love your style always and this colour choice is fab.
    Thanks for sharing and taking part
    Less is more

  3. So very elegant and thanks for my card x

  4. So classy Anita and thanks so much for my card. :)

  5. Ooooh Pretty, pretty, pretty Neets!
    This is gorgeous.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Love the soft colour and the dimension! Very clever! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. hi Anita! stunning CAS card, luv this! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. Gorgeous card, Anita! I love the gradient of colors and how you added texture with your snowflakes! Beautiful CAS design, too!

  9. Gorgeous texture Anita and fabulous one layer creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at LIM
    Less is More

  10. There is just much to like about this card! The purple is so fresh and perfect! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  11. Beautiful CAS design Anita. Love the texture from the embossing paste. Loll xx

  12. Just wonderful - you captured the lightness of snow!

  13. Oh, so pretty! I love the colors, the masking, and the way the sentiment does fit perfectly midst the snowflakes - a perfect accident, indeed! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  15. I must visiting your card after look at challenge looks so peace n calm...great masking on the rest area and super idee to put stencil n snowflakes after purple blended..I love purple color much..this is gorgeous CAS design...hope you like to visiting my Snow card back...big hugs..Monika

  16. Wow! So pretty one layer card, Anita! Love it!!! I really appreciate you've played along with CASology challenge this year. It's been my pleasure to check your your beautiful CAS creations when I visit your blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Have a lovely festive season and all the best for a happy (and crafty) 2015!


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