Saturday 7 December 2013

Indigoblu Christmas

Hi All.  Here I am again, two posts in two days, I'm not sure I will be able to keep up this frantic pace!
I made this card using the Indigoblu Large Snowflake stamp.  I obviously have something about snowflakes  as they tend to figure largely in my cards this year.  The other main item on this card was a metal snowflake stencil, which I acquired recently via a friend.  I think we tend to forget about metal stencils in these days of the more modern versions, but they can still have their place.  I also used a couple of stamps from a set which I got with a magazine before last Christmas, they are called Enchanted Christmas by Hot Off The Press, and I have found them very useful.

On my white square base card I stamped two of the Hot off the Press freebie stamps using Versamark Ink and WOW Silver EP.   I then took a piece of white card, and using the metal stencil and  Distress Inks in Peacock Feather and Tumbled Glass, and Nautical Blue Memento Dye Ink, and a small piece of blending foam, I made a random pattern with the stencil, and then used the inks to colour the remaining areas of white card.  I mounted this onto dark blue card.  Onto white card I stamped with Versamark Ink, heat embossed using WOW Sparkling Snow EP, and then cut round the snowflake shape. I inked with a slightly watered down Peacock Feather DI to keep the colour a bit paler, and highlighted the edges with the Nautical Blue Memento.  Using a Versamark Pen I made a round shape in the centre and heat embossed with WOW Silver EP.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for all the lovely comments I have received.  Your continuing interest is much appreciated.  Hope you all have a good weekend.

I am entering the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop which requires us to use snippets/scraps of card or paper, and I used some small snippets of dark blue and white card for the background and the snowflake.  There is a special challenge running at the moment as well as the usual weekly one, and this is my 3rd and final card.

I am also entering this card over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which asks you to make your own background.

Vintage Stamping Challenges, sponsored by Flonzcraft, has a challenge running this month to use Cold and Frosty Colours, and as it doesn't have to be a vintage design I am entering this.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Pat, I love your large snowflake (I like them too). The stenciling on the background piece is very pretty. I have a lot of metal stencils stashed away and keep meaning to pull them out to see if I can use them with inks :) thanks for the reminder! Shirleyx

MaryH said...

This is so lovely and soft. Thanks for the reminder about the metal stencils - I have a ton of those bought to use with embossing paste (another NBUS!) You did a marvelous look with the stenciling on the snowflakes, and this is a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

Jean said...

This is very pretty Pat, I like the stencilled background and the big snow flake is lovely. Great white embossing too.
Jean x

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Pat - and I love to read how you made your cards. Off to rummage round for my metal stencils now :)

Hugs, Di xx

Viv said...

Gorgeously pretty Pat! And why don't you link it into our 'Cold and Frosty' Challenge over at
Vintage Stamping? (

Julie said...

I'm impressed by your talent for designing cards. I think we all go through 'phases' of prefering certain designs or colours. :-)
I am in the same boat as you......I'm finishing cards for friends as they sit drinking tea with me!!!
So they are well & truely 'Hot off the press'
Keep up the good work!

brenda said...

What a really lovely card for our theme this month, thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

MaryH said...

Just over at Pixie's Playground and saw your name as a winner. Well DONE & Many Congratulations on your win. Can't wait to see your wonderful creations from the prize shared here. HUGS

Darnell said...

Beautiful card, Pat! Congratulations on the win over at PSP!! I'm so happy for you!! I wanted to tell you, too, that you might want to edit this post and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the challenge is to "make your own background," which you did so well!! (It's open two more days.) Hugs, Darnell

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! I love that big snowflake! Very pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!