Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Technique Time Tuesday - Pick a Favourite

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      This month at Technique Time Tuesday we would like you to choose your favourite technique from the past year. Pop over to the blog and take a look at the list, I'm sure there will be something you will like.
    I chose water stamping which has to be one of my all time favourites. I have given it a little twist for this card though, it just seemed right for Christmas.
    I began by die cutting a snowflake in double sided sticky paper, then I stuck it on to white card. Before removing the top layer I coloured my white card with Distress Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concorde. Then I used two snowflake stamps to water stamp with, but before the ink was dry I dusted over the whole card with Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Mica Powder to give it a shine. The powder will only stick to the inked areas and not the water stamping.
    Once the powder was dusted off the card I then lifted the top layer on the sticky snowflake and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust to make it sparkle. It didn't look quite as good as I'd hoped so I then made a Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette in glitter paper and stuck that on top.
    I tried it on a white card blank but it didn't look right, the white made the snowflakes fade so I went for a blue card blank instead.
    To finish off I added some snowflake embellishments that I've been hoarding for years, it took some doing but I was brave and used some treasured stash!, well it is Christmas.
    Please pop over to Technique Time Tuesday and take a look at all the fabulous DT samples, there's lots of inspiration to get you going.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Pick a Previous Theme - Snowflakes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Anything goes
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card. Thank You for Playing and Sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

  2. Just gorgeous Rocky!!! Your snowflake stamps are perfect for this technique! The glimmer & 3D snowflake is fabulous!

  3. Rocky, this is AMAZING!!! You are SO good with this technique and I need to practice it more! LOVE the fabulous colors and the beautiful focal point, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, too! HUGS, Mynn xx

  4. Julie, you and myself have fabulous taste dahlin! The three of us picked water stamping. I love your twist on this Rocky and now that I have seen it I will try to do something similar although I haven't got a large die, am thinking of trying it with small fine snowflake die cuts - thanks for the inspiration x

  5. Beautiful card. Lots of lovely details. Glad you have joined the hop.
    Judy DT

  6. Very nice Rocky! I like the technique and the big snowflake is so fun! A great holiday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  7. Wow - what a lot of wonderful snowflakes - lots of lovely sparkle too! Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  8. Absolutely stunning card! Wow, your background is so beautiful! I really stink at water stamping but you sure have mastered it!

  9. Beautiful card Rocky, I will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly For our special blog hop and challenge.
    Cindy DT

  10. Pretty card! Lovely soft colors!

  11. Wow Rocky - gorgeous card!! Love the effect you got with this technique. Just might have to try that myself sometime. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  12. Happy birthday Rocky! I hope you have a wonderful day and I love your card! Those snowflakes look beautiful.....now if it would just snow here!

  13. The snowflake details are superb. Lovely designs. And if you happen to be looking for some Christmas messages to write in a card, feel free to stop by sometime :)

  14. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x