Sunday, December 7, 2014

Celebrate the Season

This is a card I made a while ago that I really love.  I smooshed watercolor paper into distress inks then partial die cut PTI's Freshly fallen snowflakes.  Then I masked off the die cut portion and embossed the matching stamp on the watercolor portion. I curled up the die cut portion slightly to give it some dimension then embossed a stripe across the top and the sentiment (PTI) in classic pewter EP.

 I'm lucky enough to be leaving for Hawaii on Friday, so this is likely my last chance at challenges before Christmas.  I may as well make it worthwhile!   I'm going to put it in for Curtain Call, Less is More, AAA Cards, Time Out CASEing Amy Wanford (three snowflakes), and SSS Wednesday Challenge.  

Edited Dec 25: I'm happy to have received an Honorable Mention for my card at Time Out!


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  1. Super way to use matching stamps and dies Karen! Love that watercoloured background
    Thank you joining us at LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  2. I've never tried partial die-cutting but I'm itching to give it a go after seeing your card. Just love the effect of the snowflakes and the blue is gorgeous. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT and hope you can come back again soon!

  3. Karen, your cards are fabulous! I love the sparkle of your watercolored background. The pewter embossing sets it off perfectly.

  4. What a fabulous design and so very creative. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

  5. A fabulous card Karen, a stunning water coloured background and fantastic die snowflakes and gold embossed sentiment!!

    Thank you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. Super eye-catching Karen and great use of the colour palette.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. This is a brilliant card Karen, such a fabulous technique.
    Have a wonderful time in Hawaii.

  8. What a super awesome card! Love the partial die cutting technique, it's beautiful.

  9. Love your design! Thanks for linking up to the Curtain Call!

  10. This looks terrific, I love that inky blues background effect! Great design too!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    "Less is More"

  11. Such a beautiful card. Great technique! So glad you shared with AAA.

  12. I love the background you created! Beautiful CASE of Amy's card. Thanks so much for playing with as at Time Out! Merry Christmas :o)

  13. Congratulations on that HM honor, Karen! It's so well-deserved for this really unique and stunning design!! I hope your Hawaiian Christmas was merry and I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell