Friday, April 11, 2014

Falling Snow

Hi everyone.  A little more experimenting with my stencils ... this time I sprayed the soft blue background over my snowflake stencil.  I mixed my own spray in a mister, filling it mostly with rubbing alcohol, and then adding a few drops of Frost White All Purpose Ink (it has shimmer ... unfortunately you can't see it in the photo), and about four drops of Bermuda Bay re-inker.  I just purchased some misting bottles from Simon Says (they come in a three pack from Ranger), and I think I'm going to get more and make up lots of different colors of sprays to have on hand.  This made for a quick, easy and beautiful background ... and as I mentioned, it's very shimmery and pretty too! :)

I added a simple banner with greeting and a snowflake die-cut from silver glimmer paper.  Lovely CAS Christmas card.

I'm going to make this my second entry for the current challenge at CAS-ology #90 - cue card:  Wet ... as well as the current challenge at Paper Smooches - Anything Goes.  And also entering it into the Sparkle Christmas Challenge #19 - no patterned paper and my third entry into Virginia's View Challenge #2 - Stencils.

It's crazy how so many challenges have lined up for my cards lately :)

I'm going to enter this in a few challenges at Splitcoast Stampers (SCS).  I have always listed them separately on my blog with links, but I'm just going to mention them briefly as they aren't challenges in the true sense.  There is no time limit, no winners, no prizes ... it all just for fun.  You need to be a member of the site to enter your cards (membership is free) ... it's also a great place to display your cards on-line if you don't have a blog ...  and you can use the link at SCS to enter your cards into other challenge blogs.  Today's challenge is about wind (or moving air) and the spray qualifies for that.  It was my jumping off point for making today's card :)

Stamps:  Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Silver Glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflakes stencil (Simon says), water mister, rubbing alcohol, Frost White All Purpose Ink (Tsukineko), Maryanne snowflake die (Simon Says)

CAS-ology #90 - Wet
Paper Smooches - Anything Goes
Sparkle Christmas #19
Virginia's View #2


Ardyth said...

LOVE! Pinning this for future casing. Not sure I can look at a snowflake right now! lol!

Susan said...

Beautiful! As you know - blue and white is my all-time favourite colour combination, but even aside from that, I love the greeting and silver snowflake, and your stencil turned out so well with your home-made spray.

Bonnie said...

How pretty! I have some spritzers and need to try this! The beautiful background is so perfect for the sparkly snowflake!

Joyce said...

Lovely bunch of snowflakes. I like the effect of mist and stencil--it gives a soft, dreamy look to the card, which is quite pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology (again) this week.

Brenda said...

So beautiful Loll, you are doing such wonder things with these stencils. I love this one! I see where other's are making their mist and it is so amazing. Loving that you can custom match with your own inks! Hugs

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Loll.

Virginia L. said...

Another gorgeous stenciled card, Loll! Love your DIY ink for misting! I love the glitter and shine, too! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virgina's View challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Simply Beautiful and a wonderful addition to your Christmas stash. TFS mf.

Unknown said...

So pretty Loll. Love that you're getting so much fun out of your stencils!

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch a pretty card Loll love your snowflake stencil back gound and your pretty glittery snowflake.


Lee-Anne said...

Love the soft and so pretty, Loll! A fabulous Christmas design!

Anita in France said...

This is delicious, Loll ... such a beautiful soft blue, perfectly paired with the glittery silver snowflake! Anita :)

Karen (karey2005) said...

Love that sparkly snowflake! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautiful misting and beautiful glittered snowflake! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge;)

Hope you play along with us this week for our Picture Perfect challenge <3