Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sponged Snowflakes


I'm sharing a simple Christmas card I made with a smooshed Inka Gold background, with sponging over top of a snowflake stencil in silver ink. Super easy card.  It's hard to capture the shine on the silver snowflake in a photo ... it look more gray here, but it is silver, shiny and very pretty.  I added a simple sentiment banner, stamped in the same silver ink to tie everything together.

I made a "stepped-up" version of the card above.


Used another smooshed Inka Gold background from my stash ... this one has a bit more colour to it.  Sponged over the same snowflake stencil with silver ink, but also added a layer of glass bead gel over top.  The glass beads really sparkle and add lots of texture as well.



Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Silver (Delicata)
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold in blue, silver and gold, water mister, snowflake stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), and sponge, Glass Bead Gel (Golden)

24 comments:

  1. Background for snowflake is so beautiful. I love the delicate and yet so different background colors. I regret that the photos do not reflect all the splendor of shiny elements. Each of us has this problem in the presentation of our cards, but we have a great imagination, and each of us see the true brilliance of your card. Yes, we see it :-)
    Hugs, BożenA

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  2. love the sparkly snowflake, it shows well in the 2nd image. The inka gold background looks wonderful, a perfect mix of colours. Awesome card:)

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  3. Beautiful snowflake cards, Loll. Love the added glass beads sparkle on your 2nd card. I have not problem imagining all your beautiful shine and sparkle. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Beautifulcards Loll, love those glass beads, once they dry they always show up so beautifully.

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  5. Both cards are just stunning Loll! I love how beautifully the silver embossing shimmer and shines, you captured it in the second card. Love your backgrounds too, you always make such wonderfully stunning backgrounds! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Lovely, lovely cards Loll!! Really like that snowflake stencil you used...so pretty against your backgrounds! And I definitely LOVE that sentiment...think I need to check that out!! Merry Christmas my friend and a very happy and healthy New Year to you too!! :0)

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  7. Simple or not it's your ideas that fascinate me! I too have a bunch of backgrounds and this idea is just gorgeous! I love how soft the colors are, very delicate, just like a snowflake. These are beautiful, Loll!

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  8. Love both versions - wonderful muted colours in the first, and great use of the glass bead gel in the second.

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  9. This is so gorgeous Loll! I don't have any luck with the glass bead gel, but you do fabulous things with it! Have a great day! Hazel xx

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  10. These are stunners Loll, so subtle but with so much gorgeous detail x

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  11. Stunning cards Loll - they must be awesome IRL!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Beautiful cards ..... love the backgrounds and how pretty is that snowflake. Looks stunning with the glass bead gel, it gi es a nice frosty look.
    Have a lovely Christmas xx

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  13. Gorgeous! I don't know how you do it, but you do, Loll. You come up with amazing cards with stunning backgrounds time and time again. I love the idea of using a Silhouette cut to make the stencil, too. Thank you so much for sharing! Wow!

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  14. Gorgeous! That bead gel is intriguing! Love the color

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  15. Love those backgrounds and that pretty snowflake! The glass bead gel photographs like chunky glitter! I'll bet both are even shinier in real life!

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  16. Beautiful backgrounds Loll - wonderful glittery shimmer! I've never heard of glass bead gel - it looks lovely on your 2nd card! Julia xx

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  17. Great color Loll and love the design.

    Best of the holidays.

    Diane

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  18. I really love both versions! Such a wonderful layout!

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  19. Such interesting looking cards....a dramatic snow flake against a gentle blue sky....peaceful. Varying the look with the glass bead gel is such a good idea.

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  20. I like both versions of your card Loll....a Happy Christmas to you and your family

    Anne

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  21. 2 really gorgeous cards, Loll! I'll bet they're stunning in person, especially the 2nd one with the added sparkle! Love your Inka Gold background, too...it always adds so much interest to a design!

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  22. So gorgeous, Loll ... both of them! Dreamy background and beautiful snowflake ... I'm rather partial to the glass bead gel one especially! Hugs, Anita :)

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