Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 friends of Unity, blog hop.





Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a great New Years!  I can not believe it's 2020, I hope you all have a creative and productive year.

For our first hop of 2020, We choose to look back at our favorite stamp of 2019.  Uh, how do you choose your favorite stamp, That is like choosing your favorite child.  HAHA

I really enjoy making winter themed cards, Lately I've been buying lots of things to embellish winter cards so I choose this newer stamp pure and simple, you can purchase her HERE!    Hope you enjoy.  

For this background I'm gonna break down how to do it.    When adding the layers of color, leave some white space, for depth.   It gives that cloudy snowy effect.


  You do not need to be perfect here, this is canson water color paper, it's not gonna be smooth, don't worry about that.   Also, these layers are going on dry you will be adding water at the end.


  When adding your hickory smoke go in a triangle adding top side and bottom, you don't need much just a touch for that winter look.  If you don't like the added grey don't add it.  It's totally up to you.

Now, add your broken china to the edge you can be heavy handed with this step, depending on the look you want.  In my final card I went a little heavier.   Just fyi, if you don't have a media Matt I suggest you get one they are fantastic.




Now, don't freak out, just go for it.   You can go more water or less, if it's too soupy just dab off with a paper towel ( I use a cloth that I got at walmart for 98 cents, it's washable and better for the environment it's called a flour sack and is in the area with dish towels)


Okay, so this is a 3d embossing folder by Tim Holtz, run it while still wet, run back and forth about 5 times for better impression.   As per Tim, himself.

  Now, dry with Tim Holtz dryer, or set aside while you color your image.  For my image I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.   They are very pigmented so I dab some onto my matt and add a little water.  I have A LOT to learn when it comes to these.

 Added a sentiment from Elsa girl, she can be found HERE!  A few sequins, and splattered with Pixie dust from ink on 3, Unity does carry it. (it may be sold out so check often)

Here is the final card, it's a fun one.

So, Next on the Hop is Amber, you can find her HERE!  If you would like to start at the beginning go check out  Crystal HERE!

Thanks for Visiting, Winners from last month have been contacted and claimed.  

Have an Amazing day,

Dawn

39 comments:

Alaine Tanner said...

So pretty Dawn.

Shannon Edwards said...

Embossing the background was a genius move. Love.

karen adams said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

Your card is stunning! Love that background and that you shared how you created it.

Rachel Duong said...

I love the background you created for your card. The texture combined with the blue is amazing. The image is definitely one that I loved the minute I saw it.

Sandra said...

Fabulous!!! I need to try a background like that!!

Glennis F said...

Your background looks amazing, - love the card too!

Karren Grayson said...

I love it, I have never tried any of this before, but I guess it takes time and patience and let the creativity run.

Debra Dekock said...

Beautiful background! Just makes your image pop that much more! Love it!

Esther Asbury said...

What a gorgeous background you've created for your Elsa girl! Beautiful card!

Connie said...

An amazing background for Elsa! Makes me feel colder just looking at it! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

Dorothy Green said...

Amazing card with a fabulous background Dawn!! So perfect for this Angie girl! Thanks for the step by step tutorial too! I will have to look out for that embossing folder... it’s super!

Becca Yahrling said...

I think this is just stunning! One of my fave Christmas cards was made similar to your lovely BG! And you can't go wrong with any of the Angie Girls.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Ohhh... I love your gorgeous card, Dawn!! Thank you for sharing the beautiful steps you took in making it! I am definitely going to CASE this one! Gorgeous!!

ionabunny said...

Cool background technique. Fab card. Hugz

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Love what you did to prep your paper prior to using the embossing folder. I have that folder and have used it on vellum and it's beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me to use it in another way!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous embossing
on your card, very
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful EF you used! Love your pretty colors. Great winter card. I could not pick just one favorite image!!!

Jhays said...

Your stormy winter sky is perfect! Love the stamp you picked. Great card!!!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

I LOVE this card. The background, the embossing, you pulled it all together!

Linda Vigil said...

Wowzer! What a background, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks so much!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love how you did the background.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

This turned out absolutely amazing!! Your background is stunning!! Thanks for sharing al the details!! ❤️

QtCards said...

I love the look the embossing folders made it goes awesome with your image

Kelsey Thomas said...

This looks awesome! Love the background.

Sue D said...

I like how you achieved the cloudy snowy background.

Joyce Verdon said...

Just gorgeous, Dawn! Such a pretty background for this beautifully colored girl!

Pamela Duncan said...

Such beautiful work Dawn. Love the blue and pink combo

TAG Creations by T.German said...

What a beautiful background!! Plus an all over beautiful card!!

It’s a Card Knock Life said...

This is so beautiful!

Meg Crawford said...

Thanks for the step by step on that beautiful background you created. Very helpful to see in each step!

Scrappy said...

Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

scrappin' GA peach said...

Beautiful! Love this

SHartl said...

I love the embossed background and the beautiful winter Angie girl.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just beautiful, my friend. Love the step by step background coloring and the colors you used. LOVE that big snowflake embossing folder, I need to find it, as I don't think I have that on (lol). Love that Angiegirl, great choice and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful image! Love the background you created!

Dawn Fields said...

Dawn, this card is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you created that amazing background!

Karenladd said...

The embossed and inked snowflake background really takes this card up a whole new level. Just beautiful!

Linda Dicks said...

Embossing the background, for some reason I never think of that and it makes the card awesome. Note to self .. use embossing folders. Beautiful card

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