14 October 2012

Chalk Snowflakes

I got my chalks out again to create soft winter card, using a Sheena Douglass stamp set called Ornate Snowflakes.  It's from her A Little Bit Scenic line of stamp sets.

I started by cutting all of my card stock panels to size with my Clever Cut 5-in-1 tool.  Then I added both Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress inks to all of the edges with a foam blender.

On the larger panel, I stamped the snowflake flourish in Memento Desert Sand ink.  Next I stamped random snowflakes in Versamark ink.  I applied chalks from the I Kan'Dee Earth Tones collection directly over the stamped images, until I achieved the coverage I wanted.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, and repeated same process with the chalks.

I finished the whole thing up with some ribbon!  I shared another card with this technique recently; if you've never used your chalks this way you should give it a try!

Stamps: Ornate Snowflakes (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Brown (Bazill); Cream (Mohawk)
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Ink: Versamrk,  Memento Desert Sand, Memento Bamboo Leaves (Tsukineko); Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Earth Tones Chalks (I Kan'Dee)
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)

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