Tuesday, October 9, 2012

let it snow

i made this card for the challenge going on over at young crafters unite, which is all about trying a technique you've never done (or one of your favorite techniques!). so i chose to make a style of card that i usually don't do, in a technique that i've never done! this card is totally out of my norm! :)

i used the new 'let it snow' set from lawn fawn, which is adorable! it's just not as quirky as i usually go! :) ha ha!

i have never distressed a whole background before with distress inks! so i had a BLAST doing this (and my now blue, teal and purple fingers are proof of that! ha!)! then after i added the ink, i flicked some water onto it! yeah!! laurel beard has done it many times and each time i see her cards with this technique, i'm inspired!! the card that really got me interest in trying this particular water flicking technique is this one - i mean, look at that house!!!! just so cool. 

so anyway, i used shaded lilac, peacock feathers and salty ocean distress inks to create my winter background. i just think the flicked water makes it look like subtle little snowflakes! then i stamped the forest scene in white, which i think adds to the nostalgia and quietness of the scene! :) 
i don't know if you would call this a CAS card, it sort of is, i think! :) ha ha!

so anyway, that's it! :) i made a lot of other projects this weekend, and i hope to post them this week as well! it was a great crafty weekend! :) i hope you all were able to get crafty too! i can't wait to see what you make!


  1. This is beautiful! The background you created is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Young Crafters Unite!

  2. WOW! That background you created is STUNNING! Looks just like a winter night/day! BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the "snow" created by flicking water!! LOVE it all!

  3. This is just fabulous! I love the subtle trees and the beautiful blue color =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  4. What a beautiful card, Sam! :D The inking you've done looks awesome, and I love the look of the flicked water -- it really does look like snowfall!

  5. Girl, this is fantastic! Your background is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This card is stunning! I love it!!!!!

  6. And thanks for the super sweet words about me. You are too kind.... :) You made my day.

  7. Beautiful card! The layout is perfect and so is the background...great technique!


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