Thursday, 28 November 2013

Snowdust in Black & White

I have a couple of  'the same, but different' cards to share today...I used the same stamps and technique, but in a couple of different colourways...


I started by inking an acrylic block with 'Faded Jeans' and 'Stormy Sky' Distress Inks...I then spritzed a little water on to them, before pressing the block down on to a card blank to make a wintry background. On the first card, I stamped my Penny Black 'Snowdust' stamp in Versamark, then heat embossed it in white, and added a sentiment from the 'Bubble Tree' set by Woodware.


On the second card, I embossed the image using Black Sparkle powder:


Challenges for these cards:

19 comments:

Roxie said...

Very elegant cards, love creating with the technique and you got some great results. Thanks for playing in the SweetStamps challenge.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! These are just stunning.
Caroline xxx

Tamie said...

Loving the white and black! The trees are awesome. Clean, simple and fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

sparkling stamper said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Thanks for the info on how you did the background. Glad you played with us at AUd Sentiments.
kathy b

Squirrel x said...

Ooooh loving these hun - so elegant and classy, but they are making me feel a little chilly, lol! Hugs xx

Claire said...

Two beautiful cards with an elegant sparkly design. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Helen they are gorgeous x

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Helen - both cards are just stunning. You did a terrific job with the acrylic stamp blocking technique. I honestly can't decide if I like the white or black best. So gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Irina Suiren said...

Very beautiful and very elegant, cards with winter mood harmony.

Karen said...

just gorgeous...

Lori said...

OMGOSH these are absolutely stunning CAS Christmas cards :) I love, love, love those trees, both in black and white! Nicely done! Thanks for joining our challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Donna K said...

Both cards are just wonderful! Love how your technique turned out…I can't decide on a favorite! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps for The Holidays challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Helen! I especially like the version with the black trees. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Zw@@n said...

Amazing cards, Helen! I love the tree stamp and the technique. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Louise van Vuren said...

Wowser! love the chilly winter skies the acrylic block printing has created, perfect background for your embossed trees Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

Louise xx

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is so lovely love the technique, thanks for sharing and joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Leslie Hanna said...

I love what you've done with the background and two techniques of stamping. I might have to CASE these. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Kathy H said...

Two very nice cards! Only one layer makes it so much easier to mail as well. Lovely.

Kathy H said...

Two very nice cards! Only one layer makes it so much easier to mail as well. Lovely.