Monday 3 June 2013

Let It Snow Sketch

    After a relaxing few days away in the rain near Brighton I'm ready to get back into action with this weeks Christmas card. My starting point was a sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and the use of die cuts as my Favourite Embellishments at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge.
    I began by colouring my card blank with Distress Inks Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. Then I used some snowflake stamps to Watermark the card as well as flicking small drops of water to get little blob marks. This is my favourite technique, if you haven't tried it pop over to Technique Time Tuesday and check out the fab tutorial.
    I die cut some snowflakes using Spellbinders Create A Flake 1 and 2010 Snowflake Pendant from white pearl thick paper. The icicle border is also cut from the same paper and stuck on the back of a silver pearl strip that runs across the card. It was at this point I wish I hadn't chosen to use a card with scalloped edges!
    The centre panel is the same white pearl paper stamped with a greeting from Katy Sue Designs and embossed in a dark blue powder from Personnel Impressions. It's stuck on a very dark blue card mounted onto the card with foam pads. In each corner is a small silver peel off snowflake.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Favourite Embellishments


  1. Fabulous background Rocky and I love the icy border strip! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT! Hugs D

  2. A snowflake delight! Love the sponged background, the fabulous snowflakes and the icicle border! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  3. Love your waterstamped background- beautiful colours! They perfectly compliment the stamped sentiment and those gorgeous die cut snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

  4. This is so lovely and wintry, Rocky! I adore the fabulous details and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  5. This is a lovely card that anyone would be pleased to receive, thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Love the water technique on the distressed inks - super card for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon x

  7. Beautiful frosty feel to your snowflake card Rocky, I love the background, I must try the water stamping some time!
    As always, it's great to see you at 52 {C}CT, thanks for supporting us! Ruth x

  8. The snowflake background is terrific! Thanks for sharing your card in this week's sketch challenge at 52{C}CT!

  9. Hi Rocky! I love your use of the water stamping technique. It looks great with snowflakes! I like your die cuts a lot too. Thanks for playing this week at 52CCT!



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