Sunday, September 6, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

I kreated this card for my recent Holiday Mini class bash and it also complies with Stamp Simply #103 challenge to 'merely stamp your sentiment over your image'. This card had the wow factor in my class as it was so easy to kreate using a very cool technique called VersaMark Resist. (click on card to enlarge) Ready for the steps and supplies...
* Started with Glossy White cardstock
* Inked up my Serene Snowflakes in VersaMark and randomly stamped them onto the Glossy Cardstock
* Inked up my Brayer in Bashful Blue Classic ink and rolled it over my Glossy Cardstock until it was completely covered and 'blended'. Tip: I rolled my brayer both vertically and horizontally over the card to get full blended coverage - continue to ink up brayer and apply to glossy paper to achieve desired hue of color.
VOILA' my beautiful Serene Snowflakes resist the ink and kreate a beautiful card in minutes!
* My sentiment from All Holidays was inked with Ruby Red Craft ink and guess what... for those of you who follow me regularly know that I love my Ice :), I sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and with my Heat Tool, heated to set my sparkle. Tip: When heating Glossy Cardstock it tends to warp slightly, a little extra SNAIL adhesive to the back and layering onto an additional matte will do the trick!
* Glossy Cardstock image matted with Whisper White and layered onto my Brocade Blue card base.
* The delicate Organza Ribbon was the perfect touch for my Serene Snowflakes. Accented with a Jumbo White Grommet and faux knot adhered in the middle with a glue dot... I LOVE the simplicity of this card. Definitely falls into my 'under 15' minutes category! Hope you like it. Leave me a comment below to let me know, love it when you do!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes (Holiday Mini 115438), All Holidays (114916)
Paper: Glossy Cardstock (102599), Whisper White (100730), Brocade Blue (101166)
Ink: VersaMark( , Bashful Blue(105209)
Accessories: Brayer (102395), Organza Ribbon(114319), Jumbo Grommets(114348)
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder(101930), Heat Tool (100005)

12 comments:

Gina Shaw said...

Kim, Your card is absolutely stunning! And I love your post. Thanks for the great explanations of what you did! Just beautiful!

Caryl P said...

Another beautiful card! I love anything with snowflakes and can't wait to try this one. Thanks for the directions, I actually have all the supplies and can get to kreating!

Patti MacLeith said...

You really know how to glam it up, Kim! So simple and pretty.

Melissa said...

Ooohh, a brayer technique! Always one step ahead, aren't you? I have been playing with my brayer lately but LORDY you won't see the messes I made on my blog! Great job with the brayer!

The card is so classy! I love it!

Lorraine said...

So soft and pretty with that beautiful red accent! Great technique.

Ann Schach said...

Kim, I am brayer dysfunctional! You have done an excellent job. This card is so classy and elegant. Nobody uses the "Ice" better than you. Great job!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What a pretty holiday card.

I love the sparkle on the red sentiment.

Lynn said...

Very pretty! I love your brayered resist back ground with the snowflakes!

....Linda.... said...

Very elegant - love it - now I have to go reread that brayer part.....

Mary Fish said...

Stamp simply with elegant results. Great job with this challenge. Hugs, Mary

Carla Bazhenow said...

So pretty Kim, I love what you do with a brayer... wow. Hugs,

Martha said...

What a beautiful card. I love the snowflakes. And the red sentiment is perfect. TFS.