I had planned on going a different route with this card. Originally, I was going to use the Build A Tree set from Hero Arts to create a wreath of stamped and die cut leaves and snowflakes and this Hand Drawn Snowflakes set was just going to provide a nice background for the wreath and then I inked up these lovely snowflakes and somehow I didn’t want to cover up the background anymore! So here you have the resulting clean and simple snowflake background card! This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the winter release from Hero Arts – more on that below. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
SIMPLE SNOWFLAKE BACKGROUND
This card is so simple to put together! I used the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes to blend Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks over a piece of Neenah Solar White card. I kept the darkest blends around the edges for a vignette effect. I’ve included Evergreen Bough in my supplies as I did use it but I think the depth of colour in the Stormy Sky and Black Soot rather overtook the colour scheme.
I dried the panel with a heat tool and then stamped the Hand Drawn Snowflakes background with clear embossing ink and white heat embossed. I then splattered with white gouache and a solution of Perfect Pearls. I die cut the panel with a Rounded Rectangle die and wrapped with a black and white twine before foam mounting on a card base cut and scored from Ivory card.
For the sentiment, I used the Build A Tree set and stamped the greeting in clear embossing ink on a piece of card I’d blended Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink and then white heat embossed before trimming to a banner with a ribbon end. I added the sentiment over the background with foam adhesive.
Lastly, I embellished with diamonds, sequins and droplets for an icy finish.
As mentioned above, today’s blog post is part of a hop to celebrate the Hero Arts winter release. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from Caly’s blog but if not then a good place to start is the Hero Arts blog. Hero Arts will giveaway $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Nice and easy CAS card, great design and inspiration.
What a beautiful card.
Beautiful card. Then again, all your cards are beautiful.
Simply stunning card Debby! I love the clean and simple design of your layout, and the wonderful ink blending in the background. Then the twine and the pop of the red sentiment tie (LOL) it all together to make one absolutely fabulous holiday/winter card that I think might even work for a not-too-large mass production! Thank you for consistently bringing us the most outstanding inspiration Debby! ❤️
LOVE the vignette look, and the beautiful blues you inked the background with! Stunning look