Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Frosty Hello

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing another winter holiday card!  I'm determined to keep making them all year long so there will be no rushing in November!


I made a cool background with Distress Inks using the ink smooshing technique and then applied Snow-Tex through a stencil to create a snowfall look.  I heat-embossed the snowman in white on a die-cut purple tag, added a die-cut snowflake, and stapled tulle at the top of the tag.  The sentiment is heat-embossed in white on a black scrap and then I cut the words apart before adhering them.  Along the bottom of the card is a die-cut snowflake border in white.

Clear stampsSTAMPlorations Winter Chill (snowman and sentiment)
Ink:  Background (Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves), stamping (Versamark)
StencilSimon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
Dies:  MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, Joycraft Ice Crystal Edge
Other:  Snow-Tex, Ranger white embossing powder, tulle, stapler

I would like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas A for Anything Christmas Goes UE; Ally's Angels AG 1/3; Cardz TV 80 AG 1/3; Christmas Crafts All Year Round Let it Snow 2/5; Craft Stamper Take it Make It January AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs AG January Edition 2/3; Crafting by Designs Corners, Borders, or Frames 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Feature a Creature UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Winter Fun UE; Creative Inspirations AG 2/3; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Something New (the tulle is new, first time using) 1/3; Cut it Up How's the Weather 1E; Dare 2B Artzy Favourite Season (Winter) 1/3; Die Cut Divas Something New (the tulle is new, first time using) 2/5; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Fashionable Stamping AG 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Layers UE; ITD Creative Playground AG 2/3; Joy Clair (See inspiration graphic below - I was inspired by the Winter theme) UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Mod Squad Winter Theme with Stencil (stencil brand shown above in supplies list) 1/3 MSC; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/5; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Use Snippets (the tag and snowflake border were die-cut from leftover cardstock, the sentiment was stamped on a black snippet, and the snowflake was a leftover from a previous card) 1E; STAMPlorations CUTplorations January Inspiration Graphic (I was inspired by the bright colours and the tulle) UE; STAMPlorations January Mixed Media AG Mixed Media with Stencil UE, STAMPlorations TAGplorations January All About Winter UE; STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Must use STAMPlorations products; The Artistic Stamper January AG 3/3; The Corrosive January AG 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Winter Wonderland It's Snowtime 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1

Challenge winter



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

51 comments:

Sandy said...

LOVE that distressed background! Purple is my favorite color! So awesome that you are getting your next holiday cards done now! Thank you for joining our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Kath said...

A lovely card and super colours too. Thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another cute gorgeous creation Kitty. You are putting me to shame.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Pia S said...

You’re off to a great start with your Christmas cards. I’m definitely going to get started this month too. I did pretty good on keeping the cards light weight for postage last year, but must focus on it even more. One gram more and it’s double price.
I love how the background turned out, purple is a favorite color, and great idea to emboss the snowman in white on purple too.

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card, love the background. Emma

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so well designed and I love it done in purple colors. Along with the white it is a great combination. Cute snowman too.

cotnob said...

A super card, gorgeous colours and you have created a great background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle. Jackie DT

Gail said...

This is deliciously created - love the Snow Tex through the stencil after you smooched the ink - goodness - never used Snow tex -- I can see WHY I need it - LOL - thanks for identifying your brand of stencil - which is a very nice stencil! Thanks for dropping this off at the Mod Squad Winter Theme use a stencil challenge - blessings! Best wishes in the draw!

Donna Ellis said...

So cute, KT! I am in love with your purple snowman enjoying his purple snowstorm! Beautiful background smooshing your inks, and loving those big snowflakes! hugs, de

Donna said...

What a beautiful card and background, you are doing great on your New Year's resolution!

Sue Crease said...

Great card, thanks for sharing today over at LPCF

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Love that background and your dies. [Bunny]

Ina G said...

Cute card and gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing at CUTplorations this month.

Liz said...

Lovely card, Kitty. The snowman looks great as an outline. xx

Mrs A. said...

Neat idea with the snowflake border at the bottom of the card. Hugs Mrs A.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Andrea W said...

Such an awesome card! Purple is my favorite color and I love how you've used it. 💜

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE that background! Such beautiful wintry colors!!!

Theresa

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty that is a wonderful technique and you are doing such a great job at making the holiday cards and keeping your goal.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Kitty, I so admire your determination (I'm trying to make my C'mas cards also), and I do love purple! Gorgeous card! And where in the world did you get the idea to use Snow Tex as stencil paste??? Genius!!! xoxoxo, Aimeslee

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Very pretty! Especially those bright white snowflakes against the dark purple background.

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our How’s the Weather? challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Kitty, love the background and colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lindsey said...

Love the purple background with the snowman tag! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Kitty, adorable holiday card!! Amazing background, love all those different tones of purple and the stencilled snow! The dnowflake edge compliment it so well and that tulle stapled on the snowman tag looks so pretty!!! I had to follow your example, I'm always in rush with Christmas cards!
Big hugs!!

The Artistic Stamper Creative team said...

Great card, thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper Anything Goes Challenge

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this winter card and the lovely dark blue. Really sets off the embellishments. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Lady Joyful said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Di said...

Really great card Kitty - adore the purple as a foil to the white and I never tire of seeing Christmas cards. Good for you trying to keep ahead ready for Christmas 2019 as well!

Hugs

Di xx

ScrappyHorses said...

This is beautiful! Love your background technique and your dies are gorgeous! It's looking quite frosty outside my window right now with all the ice on the trees! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Oh, I love this!!! I just ordered some distress ink refills, so I will have to try this! Love the effect you created! I've been seeing the pretty glitter pastes on the internet too, and I've seen recipes for making your own, so I would love to try that too. Adorable card; love the purples!!! Really makes the snowman show up well! So pretty!

Carol S. said...

Great fun card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, what a beautiful and fun card. I like it very much.
Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola

Michelle said...

Nice to see a winter card in totally different colors.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, I love this! Fabulous non-traditional colour combo. If you're looking to make Christmas Cards the whole year through why not take a look at my new challenge - Christmas Kickstart, where I'm aiming to make a card or two a fortnight. TFS, your cards are lovely, Jo x

Angela B. said...

Beautifully done! Great papers and card design! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/

Michelle B. said...

Love love love it! I love the striking purple background with your smooshing technique. So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

Rae Ann said...

Love the white accents on the purple. The background you created is so awesome! The tulle adds great texture.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

OlgaB said...

Love the colours!
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Theresa said...

another organised person then. it does help though come November time. sweet card. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

Fikreta said...

hello my friend
hope you and Brian and cats :) are doing fine.
this is so very pretty card!
Like that purple card! I love that snowflake border die!
Its on my wishlist :)!
hugs

N-Eva said...

So cute... love your image! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Arlene said...

Fantastic color and background. Such a cute snowman. So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas this month.

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kris said...

WOWIE Kitty!! What a fantastically COOL background you created, I wish I could come over so you can show me how that's done, lol! LOVE IT! Thanks for Linking up at Imagine That Digistamp’s CREATIVE PLAYGROUND this month! Winner will be announced Feb. 5 *Ü*

♥Kris, Owner/illustrator
www.ImagineThatDigistamp.com

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

This card is so cute!!! Love the purple and white and the layering! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy January Challenge! -Tasha ☺

cm said...

Echoing the others: your card is delightful! Love that background; perfect for your cute snowman and the pretty snowflakes! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the CUTplorations gallery!
~carol

MariLynn said...

I love the background color. That big snowflake is super pretty. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Monika Skinner said...

Good idea to start early making your Christmas cards.i really like the snowman on the blue tag. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations TAGplorations challenge. Good Luck!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)