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Dec 12, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Midmonth

We're almost half way through December (can you believe it!!!) and since it's a Wednesday I decided to share another card for this month's Crafty Wednesday Challenge here on my blog. If you are here to join in, you can find the linky tool at the end of this post, as I have moved it from the original December post.

As a reminder, the December theme at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday is:

Snowflakes, Snowmen or a Winter Wonderland.

I had some "play time" with my new distress oxides and this is what I came up with. I've also made some other CAS cards which I will show within a week or two :-)

To make my card I first taped off the edges of my square card front using some washi tape. Next I stamped the snowflakes from the set Holiday Snippets by Penny Black using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Next I inked up the background with Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides and spritzed with water. The ink reacted to the water creating some interest on the background. By the way, as almost always, I used Bristol Vellum paper for my card front. I love how easy the inks are blending on this card stock, and it takes on watercolors well too, so it's my go-to paper for almost all techniques that don't require copic coloring. I do almost always end up heat embossing anything stamped in black ink because it stays wet longer and I don't want the ink to smear.  
Next I stamped one of the large sentiments from the Holiday Snippets set using the same colors of distress oxides, and finished off with the other large sentiment from this set, this time I stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder over it. Some sticky Rhinestones finish off the card. For my base I used Neenah linen textured card stock. The complete card measures approx. 4.45 inches square. 

As a reminder, this month I am giving away a gift certificate to Mo Manning's shop (sponsored by me). 

My card fits these challenges:
Double Trouble - Any Embossing or Snow/ Snowmen etc.
Incy Wincy Designs - Create Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Warm Winter Wishes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - Snowflakes
Brown Sugar - Winter 
Pattie's Creations -   Winter/Christmas
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Winter/Christmas
AAA - 3 of Something (3 rhinestones - it's an inky card front but I kept it simple with minimal layers)
International Art & Soul - Add Some Sparkle 
Through The Craft Room Door- Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog -  Anthing Goes
Path of Positivity -  Anything Postive (Optional Theme: metallics
{Pin}spirational - Inspiration Challenge
To share your Snowflakes, Snowmen or a Winter Wonderland creation simply link up your project below. Remember you may use any brand of stamps and combine with as many challenges as you like to. I do ask that you include a link back to this blog in your blog post.

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  1. Such gorgeous snowflakes, they are so intricate and delicate! Fabulous background too, your blending looks so beautiful and vibrant!

    1. Thank you so much Alice, Distress oxides make it so easy to blend!

  2. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Great background - it shows off the intricate snowflakes.
    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  4. This is such a beautiful winter collage Ellie! Love the different colors in the design and how you've created the depth in the images!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

    1. Thanks so much Vicki, happy I was able to join in this week!

  5. Hello! !
    Today I decorated the Christmas tree. I really enjoyed it! Every year I get very excited, I decorate the Christmas tree and it begins to feel like Christmas. I think this year's Christmas tree is also very beautiful.

    1. Hope you have a great holiday season, still haven't decorated my tree! Busy times! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. SOOOO pretty! I love your card - the blues are amazing. Thanks for joining us at CuteNCrafty Challenges! Good luck with your entry and I hope we see you again soon!

    Jess - DT

  7. Oh my, what a gorgeous snowflake card!

  8. Wow, Ellie, love your beautiful background - the embossed snowflakes really complement it beautifully

  9. A great card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. We have a DT call at the moment if you would like to join us add a DT after your name.
    Good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy I was able to play along this time! Unfortunately I don't have time to commit to another DT, but will add the DT call to my DT Call listing on my blog, in case others are interested!

  10. This is gorgeous! LOVING the snowflakes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Those delicate snowflakes are just so beautiful!

  12. Very cute and wintry card. Love the color combination.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Brown Sugar and good luck! Alina DT

  13. Beautiful, wintry card! The colors are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge and don't forget to link up with The Three Amigos.

  14. I wanted enter another card in the challenge, but I can't see the linky button. It seems there is no more the blue button... It happens only to me?

    1. Today it is at its place, so I'm entered :)

  15. Great card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. This is so pretty! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Winter/Christmas” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  17. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  18. Lovely CAS card! TFS it with BSChallenge~

  19. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  20. beautiful stamped and white embossed snowflakes and love it against your personalized background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  21. What an exquisite card with a fabulous artistic background! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

  22. Very beautiful card. The snowflakes arenjustt lovely against the background you created. Thanks for joining our sparkle challenge at international art and soul.
    Debbie INAS DT

  23. Congratulations on being our winner over at TTCRD!


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