Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Guest Designer - Christmas Craft Creations Challenge


I was picked as the DT Favourite over at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge for their October challenge, and asked to guest design for this month's challenge. Today, I'm excited to be sharing my card their new challenge the theme is:


'Winter Blues'

Blue is my favourite colour...so I really enjoyed making my card. I gathered together lots of Distress Inks in varying shades of blue (Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Salty Ocean & Tumbled Glass), and a set of snowflake stamps by Stampendous called 'Delicate Snowflakes'. I started by stamping my sentiment (from the 'Letter It - Christmas' set by Ranger) in the deepest blue shade (Chipped Sapphire) several times to get a really crisp image, then heat embossing it using clear embossing powder. I then stamped the snowflakes randomly over the watercolour paper...each in a different blue ink, then heat embossed those too, so that the ink wouldn't smudge when I blended over the top of them. I then blended Tumbled Glass ink over the whole panel, Stormy Sky ink around the edges, and finally a little Chipped Shapphire ink just on the very edges. I then distressed the edges a little before adding it to a navy DL card blank.



Thanks very much ladies for inviting me to guest design - I really enjoyed the theme!
For more inspiration from the fabulous design team, please pop over to the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.

4 comments:

Joy Dsouza said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Helen. I love the beautiful blue shades of the embossed snowflakes. Thank you for joining us as the Guest Designer at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.
- Joy Dsouza

Cardsbymaaike said...

Gorgeous blues on your card!. Thank you for being our Guestdesigner at Christmas Craft Creations.

A.Rose said...

What a gorgeous icy looking card. Thanks for being our guest designer at Christmas Craft Creations!

Boryana said...

So gorgeous card, Helen! I love blue and snowflakes :) Thank you for sharing this amazing project as our guest designer at CCC!