Welcome to my crafty blog and a card that I’m still in two minds about! I decided to use Clarity’s ‘Jayne’s winter scene – church’ for this card based on the sketch from TGIF challenges (which I rotated), picking up the top row from TicTacToe‘s grid.
I started by creating an inky background. I’m really bad at cleaning my blending brushes but this is a good way to do it and get a background at the same time! I dipped the brush with blue ink into a little water and brushed the ink across a piece of Clarity’s stencil card, then did the same with my green brush. There’s so much ink on my brushes I’ll get quite a few backgrounds out of each of them!
I dried it thoroughly with my heat gun, then cut a piece of the blue from the top. I sprinkled WOW’s ultra high white powder onto it (for snow) and heat set it – you need to do this from below the card, otherwise the powder just blows away! Once set, I attached it to a black A6 card blank.
I stamped the winter scene onto the green part of the card and heat embossed it with WOW’s superfine white powder. I added a little more snow shadow effect with a white gel pen, trimmed the sides down, then fussy cut the top across the skyline. I heat embossed a little of the white ultra high powder across the upper part of the image and then attached it to the card blank.
I added a couple of punched snowflakes to pick up the sketch design and finished with one of Clarity’s word stickers.
I have to be honest – I still can’t decide whether I like this or not! What do you think?