Blue Christmas

For today’s card, I thought I would create a one layer card. I did add some enamel dots and rhinestones as embellishments, but I kept them at a minimum to try and stay true to the whole one layer card philosophy.

Mel's Card Corner | Blue Christmas

I started by creating an A2 top-folding card base from some nice heavy watercolor cardstock by Crafter’s Companion. I went over the entire card front using my Embossing Buddy from Stampin’ Up!® since I was planning to do a LOT of embossing. Using VersaMark ink, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set from Stampin’ Up in the lower right corner, then filled the rest of the card with a variety of snowflakes from the Cute Snowflakes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Once I had everything stamped, I covered everything with white embossing powder then heat set it.

Side Note: If you missed out on the Flurry of Wishes bundle before it retired, great news! It will be back at a GREAT price during a 24-hour flash sale on November 28 as part of Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza. If you’ve been wanting it, this is a great time to grab it up since the bundle option is no longer available. Ok, now back to my card.

Next, I added some ink blending with Distress Inks over the entire card front. I started at the bottom with the lightest color, Tumbled Glass. After I got about a third of the way up the card, I switched to the medium shade, Salty Ocean. Lastly, for the top third of the card, I added some Blueprint Sketch. To give the card a bit more depth, I lightly went around the edges of the top half of the card using some Black Soot.

Mel's Card Corner | Blue Christmas

After I had all the ink blending finished, I used a dry paper towel to buff over all the embossing. This removed any excess ink left behind during the ink blending process. To finish off the card, I added some white enamel dots in the centers of the larger snowflakes and some rhinestones in the centers of the smaller snowflakes.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Susan Raihala says:

    What a great card, Melissa! I, too, find incredible peace in falling snow…and in beautiful blues. Your blending is sublime and the accents of rhinestones and enamel dots work great! Thanks so much for sharing this with the OLS Challenge. Peace be with you.

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