Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cold Winter's Night

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card with a background I made quite a while ago.  It's done on coated card stock that my friend Christine gave me.  It's a very thick card stock with a sort of plastic finish.  The ink doesn't absorb into the paper, instead it sits on top.  I think that's why I got such a wonderful finish with the Cling Wrap technique.

I first used spray starch over my card stock, then sprinkled with a few shades of Brushos.  I took a piece of cling wrap that was larger than my card, placed it on top and moved the colours around with my hands and then firmly pressed the cling wrap down.  I left it overnight, but I understand about 30 mins. will do.  I love how the creases leave such a beautiful pattern.

I heat embossed my trees image in white embossing powder, added a die-cut snow hill and stamped the sentiment in bright blue.

This will be my last post until the new year.

I want to thank all of you for supporting me over the past year.  I appreciate your visits, and always appreciate hearing from you either through comments or email.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.  Merry Christmas!

Love,






Stamps:  Snow Dust (Penny Black); Frosty Sentiments (Amy R - retired)
Paper:  Coated card stock; White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Ultra Marine, Violet; Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Accessories & Tools:  Spray starch, cling wrap, white embossing powder, heat tool, Snowdrifts die (My Favorite Things)

37 comments:

  1. gorgeous, Loll! i have an alcohol ink background that would be perfect with this design - after i finish other christmas prep stuff i might just have to CASE this beauty!

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  2. and forgot to say merry christmas!!

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  3. Absolutely terrific background Loll... one for me to try I think! Thanks for being such an inspiration and for all your encouragement. I wish you and your family a peaceful Happy Christmas. x

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  4. Wow! That is stunning, Loll. I love the beautiful blue background with white trees. Thanks for the tips about how you made the background. I'll have to try it soon. Enjoy your holiday.

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  5. Stunning card, Loll! Perfect use of that background piece to create this fabulous cold winter scene. Love it!

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  6. Thank you, Loll, for providing a year packed with lovely, interesting and challenging techniques. Your patient Video Voice has helped many of us achieve new skills without stress, no wondering if we really can do it. Kudos to you!
    Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season and looking forward to new Lessons from Loll!

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  7. Hello Loll,
    This background made him speechless with shock !! Awesome! It looks like drawing a frost on the glass. This is such an amazing contrast with a white winter scene ... It's the most beautiful card which recently saw Loll. Thank you for your amazing creativity and great inspiration.
    Merry and peaceful Christmas.
    Hot hugs from Poland,
    BozenA

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  8. Wow! What a gorgeous background, Loll! So perfect for this magical stamp!

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  9. Totally gorgeous with that rich vibrant blue behind one of my favourite tree stamps!

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  10. Wonderful card Loll, and Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Cathy x

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  11. Loll the card is so perfect for our snowy Christmas this year. The blue gives such a chilly fee and the saran impression is so beautiful with that gorgeous stamp. Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us all. I'm so looking forward to 2018 :)

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  12. WOW! What a fabulous effect! Love the rich blues on this and that tree is so perfect for it. I may just have to case this one! It's gorgeous! Finally did try it but didn't have cling so used another product which was mildly effective. Love this!

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  13. You aren't kidding. That is a wonderful background. [Bunny]

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  14. What a perfect background for the frosty trees! Must give this technique a try!

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  15. Wow, I love this fantastic Cling Wrap effect, Loll! The blue broken-glass look background is perfect for the cold winter snowy scene. The white heat-embossed trees are beautiful too. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you so much for your creative inspiration this year! Hideko xx

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  16. Lolly, this is now my favorite Loll Card! It takes my chilly breath away!!! I'd love to know who makes that paper because the result you achieved with the Brushos and plastic wrap is astounding!! And those trees!! Mwah! Thank YOU for providing us with so much stimulation, inspiration, and learning this past year!!! I look forward to what you will bring to us in 2018! Cheers!! Lots of love and hugs, Dolly

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  17. What a beautiful card Loll - I can see why you love the technique when you get incredible results like this stunning card. Thank you for all your support and love over this past year
    Christmas blessings to you and yours
    MAxine

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  18. What a beautiful card. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration and help throughout 2017 and have a most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  19. Stunning, the background looks like a big frost.
    Faith
    Happy Christmas and New Year.

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  20. That's a stunning background Loll. It reminds me of the patterns on the singled glazed windows way back! Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

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  21. What a gorgeous and magnificent background, Loll. I'm so glad you are sharing it. The shades and creases are fantastic. And the white just pops so wonderfully. It is truly striking. Oh it just makes me do a happy sigh. Merry Christmas!!

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  22. Stunning card to end the year with. Te thick paper/card has certainly done the trick...The background is amazing with the most vibrant of colours x Merry Christmas Loll x

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  23. I have loved seeing all your cards over this year. Thanks for all the inspiration you have shared with us. I have a question about this card. What is the purpose for spraying the paper with starch? Thanks for answering. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi Annette. The spray starch has a couple of benefits. It adds moisture to activate the watercolour crystals and it has a bit of suspension to keep them contained. You can use brushos with water and cling wrap without the spray starch and it will be lovely, but have a different look. Loll :)

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  24. Incredibly beautiful! Wow this is gorgeous! Can't wait til next year to see more, Loll, enjoy your holidays!

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  25. Brilliant...great use of cling wrap technique Loll, perfect for your white trees

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  26. What a stunning background, perfect backdrop for those frosty looking trees xx

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  27. Wow, this is gorgeous Loll, and it has that icy look with the cling film pattern which has been left behind, and the white embossed trees and snow hill really make the vivid blue sing out. I hope you are having a good Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creations throughout the coming year. x

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  28. Oh my, that background is absolutely breathtaking! It looks spectacular with these beautiful trees and the snowbank!
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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  29. Gorgeous bright blue Cling Wrap background for your all white stamped trees and snow bank. Your card really pops my friend. TFS Hugs..

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  30. Those trees are magical enough, Loll ... against that awesome background, they're stunning! What a great technique ... love how the cling wrap causes the 'icy shards' in the colour ... puts me in mind of cracked ice in a pond, it's gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  31. wow...stunning Loll...love the look you achieved for this beautiful card.
    amazing.
    xx Karen

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  32. Oooh, stunning Loll! I LOVE that fabulous background you have created! Sorry I haven't been around in a while . . . mum keeps me very busy! I hope to do better in 2018! All good intentions anyway! I hope you had a good Christmas and that 2018 will be a happy and - above all - healthy one! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  33. Definitely got an impressive background with this c/s and the cling wrap. This looks like an icy artic landscape behind these frosty white trees. Makes me shiver just to see it. It's just so amazingly beautiful and this tree set looks stunning with the blue ice background! Happy New Year. Hugs & TFS

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  34. This one is a show stopper! the colors you achieved are amazing! : )

    Patti

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  35. Holy Moly, Loll. That blue is gorgeous, like a wonderful piece of wrinkled velvet. I forgot about the spray starch when I did my last Brusho/cling wrap foray and they didn't do well. Now I know why.

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  36. This is so striking, Loll! Your Brushos and cling wrap created so much texture to this cardstock and the bold blues are just amazing! Another really beautiful card!
    I hope Christmas was lovely with your family and that 2018 is filled with happiness and good health!

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