Dec 9, 2015

Mixed Media Snowflake Card and Free Printable

card 1
 Today I am sharing another mixed media card for my December guest designer spot at Word Art Wednesday.  I decided to go with a snowflake theme for this week's card.  I wanted to try a different version of blue than my previous mixed media snowflake tags and cards.  I embossed this nordic background in white and then dipped it in a pool of Salty Ocean Distress Ink, then repeated with small doses of Evergreen Bough and Frayed Burlap.  I really love the mix, even though it is bright!
card 2
 I diluted the same inks more and dipped my printable Scripture the same way.  Isn't this the most beautiful verse and layout?!
Luke
I couldn't resist using another Tim Holtz snowflake rosette and layered it over a purchased glittery snowflake, with the tag tucked in.  For the background I used the Tim Holtz layering stencil in stripes and sponged Salty Ocean once, then turned it sideways and sponged again to create a plaid.  The final touch was splattering watered down gesso over the entire project.  
card 3
I'm sharing my card with Anything But Cute for their Happy Mail challenge HERE, with That Craft Place for their Christmas challenge HERE,  with Try it on Tuesdays for their Snowflakes challenge HERE, with Mixed Media World for their Anything Goes challenge HERE, with The Card Concept for their Let it Snow Inspiration challenge HERE, with Frilly and Funkie for their 'Tis the Season challenge HERE, with The Mixed Media Card Challenge for their Celebration challenge HERE, and with SSS WIW for their Holiday Card challenge HERE.

39 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card Autumn - love all the blues, they are gorgeous :-).
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

A lovely shappy chic feel to this one Autumn, but cleverly combines with a feel of elegance.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Autumn, this looks wonderful, love the shade of blue with the white stamping. The gorgeous layered snowflake has a lovely sparkle.
Avril xx
p.s Thanks for sharing at TioT

Vintagehandmade said...

Beautiful winter card, Autumn! Loving your embossed background, that awesome blue color and amazing design! Hugs! Branka x

Birgit said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love all the layers of your fabulous snowflake! Congrats on your guest design spot this month as well! from one guestie to another. ;0)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot, you deserve to be in the spotlight. Wow Autumn, this is just wonderfully icy! Love the crisp blues with the white accents, that Nordic pattern in the background is so perfect!! Love your glittery layered snowflake too, what a fabulous winter wonderland you have made out of paper!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! I don't see your thumbnail on the Linky, but I assume this is a scheduled post and you just haven't gotten to it yet. Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! What a wonderful scripture! I love your snowflake cluster and distressed edges! The colour of blue is fabulous!

cebelica said...

I love how your card turned out. I like the nordic pattern and this blue and white combination is perfect. Fantastic card!
Hugs! xx

Redanne said...

I adore blue and white for Christmas, the nordic background looks beautiful in your three chosen colours and it certainly does not look too bright to me! The snowflakes are a lovely addition too. Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' at Anything But Cute. Anne x

Diana Taylor said...

What an absolutely beautiful card - that shade of blue is just stunning with the white and I love the tag too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog recently, I'm sorry I'm so late replying - real life is getting in the way of blogging at the moment!

Vintagehandmade said...

I am back to thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs!
Branka DT xxx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love, love, love your mixed media card Autumn! stunning design and lovely colours! Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT challenge.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous mixed media card Autumn, love the composition. Carol x

Mary Brack said...

This card is stunning Autumn!

laurie said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! The shimmery snowflake looks wonderful! Love the die cut layered snowflake! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yapha said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that shade of blue!

butterfly said...

I love that crackled snowflake, and the white on blue of the background is beautiful.
Alison xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is quite simply a beauty Autumn, there is something about the Nordic theme that always captures my heart it always looks so clean and natural, I love the embossed Nordic pattern also the snowflakes and that awesome sentiment which is perfect for the season.
hugs
lorraine x

Laine Kammeraad said...

Beautiful. Love the blue. Simply a gorgeous card and happy you shared with us at Mixed Media World.

With smiles
Laine K
d
DT MMW

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the Nordic background and the beautiful blue!! The sparkly snowflake is fabulous!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sanna Lippert said...

just adore your card!!! so very pretty! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC this month!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, I keep saying this to myself...this is my favorite project Autumn has done! Is that even possible??? But it is so lovely, in color, in design and in it's message! Gorgeous shades of blue,and I love that Nordic layer and clever diagonal plaid you did with the Stripes stencil. I'm so stealing that idea! :)

Thank you for sharing this in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily (DT)

Hettie said...

Wow!!! I LOVE this and know I will be using this mix of inks very soon!!!
I have just realised your name is Autumn. When my nephew named his daughter Autumn Rose, I had never heard of anyone with the name and now I do. You!!
Hugs
xx

zandra said...

So, pretty and great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Paper Profusion said...

This is so beautifully striking Autumn. Love your blue mixed background and wonderful snowflakes. The plaid background looks fab too, awful the way we end up covering most of lovely elements. I agree the verse layout and content is gorgeous. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Such a beautiful and striking card Autumn, I really love the blue inky background and dramatic white contrasts. Agree the verse layout and content is beautiful. The plaid base looks fab too, it's awful the way we end up covering so much of lovely elements. Nicola x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is gorgeous! I just love that blue!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!!!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Autumn. Enjoy rest of the weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Rachel Gillham said...

what a gorgeous card! that little snowflake is amazing and absolutely love the way you've used Distress inks! thank you so much for joining us over at that craft place for the christmas challenge, and good luck! Rachel, TCP DT

Asha said...

How stunning is your card... bursting with shabby goodness. That snowflake is simply awesome. WOW just about sums it up for me! And how amazing is that scripture verse.
x Asha

Becca Cruger said...

This is Sooooooooo pretty and cozy! I love the distressed edges and the bright vivid blue you used. Thanks for sharing it at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow! Love the snowflakes, use of the wonderful blue and distressing as well as the fabulous verse!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- hugs and have a blessed week!

Julia Aston said...

So lovely in the blue - wonderful distressed edges, nordic stampings and layered snowflakes! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Autumn! Julia xx

Buttons said...

Another gorgeous card Autumn! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Samra Leshinski said...

This is one truly happy piece of mail :)
Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!
Hugs

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Autumn! I adore the blue and the Nordic feel! So happy you could play along with us at the MMCC!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Autumn, Congratulations on your Top 5 win at Try it on Tuesday.
Could you pl;ease email me at: avril_branthwaite@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Avril x

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