Make the Cards Challenge #44

We have a new challenge up at Make the Cards Challenge! This week the theme is Winter. For me, Winter is all about the snowflakes. You are welcome to use any supplies and to interpret the theme as you wish!

When it comes to my crafting supplies, snowflakes are hard to resist! My snowflake collection is second only to my sentiment collection. The snowflake stencil is a new addition to the collection! While my normal style is clean with lots of layers, I am ever so tempted by the gorgeous mixed media creations out in blogland! This card was created with Distress Oxide ink and Snowflake Grit Texture Paste.

While, I love the looks created with mixed media….I just don’t know if I have the patience for it! When this card started, it had way more texture. To create my card, I started by sponging on Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto a White Daisy panel. I then used my snowflake stencil to apply Snowflake Grit Texture Paste. All seemed well in the world. My biggest hang up with mixed media is drying time. Sooooo, I went off to do other things. I come back four hours later and the panel appears dry. I have a nice crusty snowflake! Using my favorite stitched panel die, I die cut my panel. Not a good idea….I now have smooshed my snowflake and have texture paste embedded into my cutting plates. I can’t say I was won over by the texture paste. Next time, I will let the project sit overnight and see how the results turn out. I decided the snowflake was still salvageable and added some splatters with a silver shimmer brush. The sentiment panel was popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • S1210 Very Merry Christmas Stamp Set-Retired
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink-Ranger
  • Snowflake Grit Texture Paste-Ranger
  • Snowflake Stencil-Taylored Expressions
  • Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will come share your winter creations at Make the Cards Challenge!

9 thoughts on “Make the Cards Challenge #44”

  1. LOL, I love looking at mixed-media creations, but I do not have the patience for them either! The glittery snowflake looks amazing from here, though! Thanks for playing with the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week with this lovely creation!


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