Monday, 11 December 2017

Shabby Christmas card - Snowflake Noel

Following Andy Skinner's class at Ministry of Mixology where he used layers of chalk paint for the base layers I came home and tried out using those layers as the actual technique for a set of shabby stand up Christmas cards to put into the Pack House to see if they would sell. (Fingers crossed).


I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Legacy with a tiny amount of black and Everlasting for the two layers with some beautiful tando Creative snowflakes and some die-cut stars and a border and I also used the Tim Holtz Vintage Tidings sentiment words.
I'm not going to share the exact technique here but it might well come up in one of my Technique Tuesday posts that will return in the new year.


I love the very shabby, snowy effects ........


.... and the wintry feel to this card.


The sentiment has been die cut from coredinations card and sanded so that it is in keeping wth the overall effects.


A Tim Holtz easel die cut means this card can stand and be a piece of Christmas art in it's own right.


There are a few more details over on the Tando Creative blog and I've got another couple of designs coming up before the big day arrives.

I hope you're snug and warm at home if you've had the snow this past couple of days, I am on the Surrey/Hampshire border and apart from some sleet showers have not seen any of it. 

Take care and have a good week.

hugs Brenda xxx

14 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Perfectly beautiful snowy card!

Kate said...

The texture on your card is so amazing! I love the snow.
Kate

Gina said...

Absolutely perfect ! the finished surface looks just like the way the ice formed under the snow here yesterday...stunning! XXX

butterfly said...

What scrumptious snow effects and textures - that looks like an amazing technique. And I can't imagine a card this beautiful not selling - good luck!
Alison x

Redanne said...

It really does look like an amazing technique Brenda, the result is stunning. If I saw this in a shop window I would be straight in there buying it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous results Brenda! I wouldn't be able to walk past a card like this - I am sure they will go like hot cakes ! x

Joi at RR said...

SPLENDIDLY SPECIAL Brenda. The patterns remind me of plant designs trying to peep through a covering of snow! Crossed fingers that they sell - bet so!!! Merry Christmas. Xj.

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous card Brenda.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

Wow, I love the shabby, snowy look, too!! It's so amazing!! I love the technique you used!! So stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous shabby effects on them Brenda, they look fantastic!!

Beth B said...

Gorgeous card! Love your blog!

A Pink said...

Loving the snowy shabby effects - certainly does make for a lovely wintry feel especially in those colour ways. Sure these will prove to be popular on your little shop .
hugs x

Team Clark said...

With baited breath I wait for this tutorial! Oh how I love this!!! A simply stunning design! Hugs, Autumn

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely card Brenda! It looks like a snowfall has landed on it! Great texture and so pretty with the blue showing through! Julia xx