Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Mojo 307 & JAI 178

No, a whole week hasn't passed already, it's just that last week my card was almost late for Mojo Monday and this week it's really early!   This is the first time I've combined two challenges, how exciting!
 

When I saw this sketch, it said Christmas.....partly because I've been working on some demo samples for my mini launch, so I'm kind of  "in the zone".  And also because I'm growing my stash for the troops - rather well right now as it happens!  Yay me!

And that's where the Just Add Ink challenge comes in, because this week is snowflakes!


So, here we have a couple of my fav things - snowflakes, and traditional Christmas colours.  What could be better (some real snow please!).

Do you like the way the snowflakes are stamped?  It's a technique called Stipple Kissing.  Start by inking your stamp in the lighter colour - I've used Crumb Cake.  Then, using a stipple brush, swipe it gently across the darker ink - Cherry Cobbler, and dab it on top of the stamp.  You can do specific areas as I've done here but it also looks great when it's a bit random and slap dash.   Be sure to breathe all over the stamp to moisten the ink before stamping onto your cardstock.

The rhinestones add a touch of sparkle and for a change I've used the embossed Old Olive cardstock on the de-bossed side, or the side where the image is pushed in.

Supplies used:
Stamp Set - ?? Sneaky Peeky,  Sweet Sentiments
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - ?? Sneaky Peeky
Petals a Plenty embossing folder, ??? Sneaky Peeky Framelits & the Big Shot
Rhinestone jewels, 1 1/4" square punch, stipple brush

What are those gorgeous sneaky peeky products?  You'll find out at the mini launch - email me to book - AND you'll get to use them too!

Cheers
Karen

8 comments:

  1. Yes, I DO like how you've coloured the snowflakes, Karen! Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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  2. This is great Karen. The snowflakes are great - they add extra dimension to the card and go well with the other elements. Chantell JAI

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  3. Great combination of challenges, and I really like the card you have created Karen! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink :)

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  4. Oooh, l do love that technique Karen, it's such a cool look. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing the how to! Lovely to have you join in our snowflake challenge at Just Add Ink.

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  5. Oh I love the traditional colours you've used on this card!

    I'm really glad you've entered this card in the JAI challenge this week.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  6. Hi Karen, this is a very cheery snowflake card Karen. Love how you've multicoloured your snowflakes. Thanks for playing with the JAI Just Add Snowflakes challenge. Carolyn x

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  7. I really like your coloured snowflakes. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

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