Dec 10, 2022

Snowflake Blessings

It's Saturday again and we have another fun theme for you at Allsorts challenge. Lorraine (Lolo) is hosting this week and selected the optional theme of Let it Snow. Everyone is welcome to join us with your winter themed creation or anything crafty goes! We have two fabulous prizes this week by  Oakwood - a Stampendous stamp and 2 stencils.


Here is what I made:

I started out by stamping the snowflakes (Penny Black Holiday Snippets) with Versamark ink and heat embossing using super fine white embossing powder. Then I inked  the background with Distress Oxide inks Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch and  Tumbled Glass. I also added a few sprinkles of blue Brushos  (spritzed with water). Posca Pen ink onto the background too. Speaking of Posca pens, if you are using this for spatter effects, do you have any tips on how not to get spatter all over your desk and everything around? I don't mind the mess so much, but it seems like I am wasting the pen by spattering all around instead of the card!!! 


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I wanted to add some sort of creature to the card so of course a little snowman is perfect for a snowflake themed card. This little one is part of Penny Black's clear set  Holly Jolly. I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring and then I fussy cut the image. The beautiful snowflake quote is part of the same snowflake stamp set Holiday Snippets. I also used a winter word stamp from Lavinia Stamps (Winter Magic) which I really love too. I first used it with Tumbled Glass ink but you can barely see the words, so I used it again randomly this time with Broken China ink. A little bit of Frosted Lace stickles glitter on the snowman's hat and a few tiny rhinestones finish off the card.

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I plan on linking up with these challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland // Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle // Bastel-Traum - Snowflakes // Lost Coast Designs - Something Seasonal // Make My Monday - Winter // International Art & Soul - Winter // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps

These are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:
A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
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613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
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Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max

25 comments:

  1. The blue and green hues in the background give a nice wintery feel Ellie and thats such a sweet sentiment to go with the cute Snowman.

    B x

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  2. Such a pretty card! I love that sentiment!

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  3. Such an amazing background, love it. I have decided to join you for your review of the year post xx

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    1. So glad to have you join in with the year in review hop!

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  4. Beautiful card and embossing, Ellie! I don't think there's any way to avoid wasting the splatter but I do keep a shallow Amazon box (like what an oversized wall calendar would be shipped in) with the top flaps cut off handy to splatter paint./ink and also spray ink and fixatives on my work. I have several layers of paper towel inside of it to lay my work on. Merry Christmas! XOX

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    1. Thanks Aimeslee. I really need to have a box like this handy. After making this card I told hubby I better never plan on selling my colored pencils and distress inks LOL! As they are now covered in splatter. At least I had the lids on the ink pads!!

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  5. Fabulous card Ellie
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  6. Anonymous12:04

    Fabulous background, sweet card.
    btw we have got more of that snow, hardly saw the road when drove to the village market;-))m

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  7. A fabulous background for your cute snowman image and lovely, frosty design.
    Lorraine

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  8. Anonymous16:42

    Your background is amazing Ellie .. I absolutely love it and it really makes your cute snowman image pop!! I too have the Posca spatter problem … in my case the first time I tried spattering I then spent 20 minutes wiping the residue off my mahogany dining chairs and cabinet (thank God the table was covered !>)😳 I have never managed to master spattering … I find none comes out of the pen for ages and then huge blobs!! My way round this is to randomly dot the pen onto the page, app,ting different pressure to get different size blobs … I have also now got a thicker and a thinner Posca pen ..bthe thin one (1M) draws fine lines and tiny dots (it is whiter than my white gel en) while my original 5M does medium or larger dots 😀 I still occasionally spatter but not often as I can’t stand the mess
    Pauline xx

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    1. My issue is the splatter goes everywhere but not the card. Was thinking that maybe I am holding the pen wrong, but I tried so many different ways. And now I have to replace my posca pen although didn't use very much at all! I may go back to using masking fluid... But that technique needs to planned ahead and can't be done at the end.

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  9. A gorgeous card Ellie - love the two toned background and that wee snowman is a sweetie!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    International Art & Soul DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. A very beautiful card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  12. Such a lovely card! Beautiful background and those snowflakes are magical! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  13. I am loving that bright beautiful background! That is such an adorable little snowman too.

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  14. Anonymous09:47

    Wonderful card and great colours on your inks, xxx

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  15. This is gorgeous Ellie, so festive and what a beautiful background! Thanks so much for joining us a Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  16. What a beautiful holiday card, Ellie! I just love every detail (as always)! I need to remember to make that background as it really does set off the focal image perfectly. I am no help with splatter technique since I have the exact same problem. I think it's just supposed to be messy. I have watched crafters hitting the pen onto an object like a tool and they seem to get good results. So, let's try it! (I did find a background stamp that looks like splatters as well!) Anyhoo, thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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  17. Love the colours on your background and those pretty embossed snowflakes. Cute snowman and sentiment too.

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  18. Was für eine knuffige Karte mit dem süßen Schneemann, der Schneehintergrund schaut so schön aus und diesen Spruch von PB mag ich so gerne, er passt natürlich perfekt.

    Winterliche Grüße
    von Anke

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  19. Gorgeous snowy background. Thank for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

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  20. Love your card and the way you made that snowflake background!! It really captures the theme of your "let It Snow" challenge and the LC&C theme of "Inspired by a song. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Cathy LC&C DT

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  21. love this Ellie...I do love snowmen and snowflakes and you have both...fabby card!

    Fi
    x

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  22. Wonderful creation, beautiful background! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge December "ATG".
    Ileanaxx

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