Monday, December 12, 2016

Two Let There Be Snow cards with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Let There Be Snow". Christmas is just around the corner!

Today I made not one but two cards and both with video! The first Christmas card is based on the knitted Christmas sweater and for that I've used many different washi tape. Even glitter washi. After I had adhered all washi I distressed all the edges with Distress Crayon Black Soot for more interest.

I mixed Texture Paste with Pale Silver Mica Powder, and used the Snowflakes stencil to make the snowflakes as part of the knitted sweater. I found that they blended to much into the background so I  went over the snowflakes with Opal Magic Rose Gold Paint. When everything was dry I went around all the edges of the snowflakes with Black Soot Distress Reinker and waterbrush.




The second card is a more elegant Christmas card and I gave this card also my color palette for this Christmas: black, white and gold. First I made a  background on black cardstock with the Holiday Type stamp set and SSS White Pigment Ink. Only to the edges need to be inked. The next step was to give the edges of the metallic cardstock a little more depth  and I did that with Opal Magic Rose Gold Paint. For the top layer I've stamped the Stripes stamp with SSS White Pigment Ink on black cardstock. 

The snowflake I used as a focal point is the SSS Eliza Snowflake die (Marzena thanks!), Of which I have distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Crayon. On all four corners of the card I placed a gold sequin.



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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Sandra, you are definitely the queen of washi and I love how you have used it here! the stripes are fabulous! Love your 2nd card too, the dark blue with the snowflakes is stunning! LOVE THEM :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

These cards are gorgeous, Sandra! Your cards are always amazing and I love how you used the washi tape on this one to create your background. Beautiful!

Cathie ♥

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful cards, Sandra! You are so masterful with your use of washi tape, I love to see how you incorporate it into your work. Very elegant cards. hugs, Maura

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Beautiful duo, Sandra! I love the color combination :)

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Anita Houston said...

I don't know how you manage a video every time, and now two. Love these, especially the navy one.

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. Love the videos and your process. I love this. I have so much washi tape and now have some awesome ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

PlannerBug TV said...

Both cards look absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for stopping by on my blog before and for leaving a comment. I love yours and will explore your videos soon.

butterfly said...

These are so cool, Sannie - really funky and bold.
Alison x

Macarena said...

Lovely! What a clever idea of making background out of th e washi tapes! I love how they compose besides of so diferent patterns. Great mix. The second one is so elegant ans I love the stamped stripes. The card looks like it's deep blue with silver stamp. Hugs, Marzena

Dawn E said...

The snowflakes are to die for!

Kath Stewart said...

stunning cards the addition of the gold accent washi tape and anything with gorgeous snowflakes is a winner with me....hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Two beautiful, elegant cards that ooze sophistication and are just wonderful! I love them, Sandra! Hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas cards, Sandra. The details on this project are amazing! :)

Anna-Karin said...

Both these cards are wonderful Sandra! Love all the washi on the first one, with the pretty snowflakes. How fun to be inspired by a sweater. The second one is so elegant! Hugs!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

So many lovely layers here and the color combination is very unique. As always, you've brought elegance to the scene! Love the little bits of bling and how they pair so well with the darker color palette.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love both your cards! I can't choose! Your videos are always an event and I love so much to see them! Fabulous work! Barbara