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Oct 17, 2015

Inspired by Heather

Happy Weekend!!

I  haven't done much papercrafting this week because this nasty cough is keeping me up every night since Tuesday, and I've just been too tired to do much of anything, besides the daily chores. But I looked thru my pinterest boards yesterday and came across this gorgeous card by Penny Black designer Heather,  and decided that today I'd recreate the card. I wish I had half the talent Heather has...
I loved everything about her card, colors, design and all! I used similar colors, but left off the moon she added and instead stamped the sentiment in that area. For the white "snowflakes" I used masking fluid, as Heather did. I also didn't create the snowbanks on my card, maybe next time :-)

I accidentally picked up my memento ink when inking the stamp, instead of my versafine onyx. And I didn't notice until after stamping it, and didn't want to start over again. (The background was already done and it was my second try for that already :-)) I find versafine onyx works much better with solid type of stamps, as these branches are. I tried to color the fruits of the branch white, but it didn't show up as well as I hoped it would using a white pitt marker. Maybe I'll go over them again with white acrylic paint. 

The background was made by first masking off the bottom portion using torn paper. I then flicked some masking fluid onto the background using a paint brush. Then inked using distress ink and an ink applicator. Rubbed off the dried masking fluid using a paper towel, removed the mask and then stamped the image. 

By the way, this stamp along with the sentiment set I used here are both available in my Stamp shop brand new, in case you're interested. They are from the recent Holiday release. 

Product direct links:

I am going to play along here:
Crafting-With-Friends  Always Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers -    Always Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -   Anything Goes
QKR Stampede –  Make Your Own Background
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes 
C.R.A.F.T. -Christmas
Crafty Girls Creations  - Always Anything Goes
Digital Delights by Louby Loo-Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge -   'U' is for Unusual Christmas Colors

Hope you're enjoying your weekend! It's gotten chilly over here, but at least the sun is shining, which makes the beautiful Fall colors even more beautiful. Maybe I'll get my family to take a walk by the lake later today (once hubby comes home from work), to see the beautiful Fall reflections in the water. 


Sherri said...

Such a beautiful card! I really love the background you created! You can almost feel the snow coming down it looks so realistic! Thanks for joining us this week for the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

The Craft Princess said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the colors :) Hugs...Janie

kiwimeskreations said...

Do hope you feel better soon Ellie - your card is gorgoeous, and stunning CASE

Joyce Tompkins said...

Wow...what a fantastic card! You really did a great job on everything about it! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Dorte said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and we would love to see you again soon.
Dorte x

Anonymous said...

beautiful! i love the colours and the techniques you've used!

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful. Lovely blending and great colours. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heya Ellie~
What a gorgeous card! I love the background, such pretty colors. Love the texture~ Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful! You did a fabulous job on this. I like Versafine Onyx Black, too, for how crisp and black it is, but your Memento looks just perfect. An absolutely lovely card and it's so nice to see it in our QKR Stampede challenge.

tilly said...

love the background colours and the versatile stamp, thank you for joining our challenge at Craafty Catz and hope to see you again

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie love the colours you have used and the stamp is fantastic maybe l should add this one to my wish list x Susan x

La Papera Gialla said...

Great card! Very elegant!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge here at C.R.A.F.T.!
Monica - DT

applejack cards by sue said...

How lovely.. this turned out so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Tindaloo said...

Awesome background inking, love your card! :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners. Sorry about the late comment, migraines got in the way ♥ I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo