Happy Winter with Karen Reategui

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Hello crafty friends! Today I'm over Picket Fence Studios Blog sharing these two cards and I decided to created an abstract background for my cards, applying different inks pads directly to paper to transfer the ink. This was really fun and super easy. Also, I'm using Snowflake Alice Die, that I heat embossed using WOW! Manuela's Honey Embossing Powder, WOW! Midas Touch Embossing Glitter, WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Glitter and WOW! Peppermint Scrub Embossing Glitter. The stamps for my sentiments are from Baby It's Cold Outside and A Gnome Winter Stamp Sets.
Let's start! I pulled out some inks pads with different blue shades, greens and yellow. I used Catherine Pooler inks and the colors I chose were: Juniper Mist, Daydream, Eucalyptus, Green Tea and Sauna. I swipe my ink pads in different directions covering my whole panel and honestly the sky's the limit with this awesome ink background technique. Immediately, I added some water splatters and I loved this background even more. I let it dry aside. When it dried, I trimmed it down to an A2 panel.
For my next background I followed the same steps and this time the inks I used were Juniper Mist, Daydream, Aquatini and a little bit of Mint to Be. All these inks are from Catherine Pooler Designs.
I also added water splatters to this second background and let it dry. Once it was dry I trimmed it down to an A2 panel.
Next, I die cut the Snowflake Alice Die twice out of white cardstock and I applied WOW! Embossing Pad to one of them using the WOW! Mixed Media Embossing Brush. With this brush I was able to apply the embossing in part where I wanted an specific color. So first I started by using the WOW! Manuela's Honey Embossing Powder, I heat embossed it and then I went to the next color but first I applied the embossing with the brush on those empty areas.
The second embossing powder color was WOW! Midas Touch Embossing Glitter, but it was too shiny so I decided to apply more embossing on top of the areas with the Midas Touch and I simply loved the new shade of color. I think these colors turned out to be perfect for contrasting the background.
I glued the second white snowflake, a bit aside, and at the back of the snowflake I just heat embossed. So now to create the first card I used my second background and I added the snowflakes on top with more glue and trimmed down the part that was outside the panel. Next, I adhered a white folded notecard at the back.
Finally, I placed the sentiment from A Gnome Winter Stamp Set on top of the snowflake. I stamped this sentiment using Black Hybrid Ink by Picket Fence Studios. Lastly, I added some white sequins from Picket Fence Studios as well.
For this second card I used the first background that I created at the beginning. But in this case I heat embossed WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Glitter and WOW! Peppermint Scrub Embossing Glitter on top of the snowflake. I think those red touches from the Peppermint Scrub were great to create more contrast making the snowflake to pop up nicely from the background.
Here you can see a closer look of the snowflake and the different shades around it.
The sentiment for this card is from Baby It's Cold Outside Stamp Set from Picket Fence Studios and was also stamped using Black Hybrid Ink. The sequins is Gin & Tonic Sequin Mix from Picket Fence Studios.
I hope you liked these cards and try this awesome ink background technique to create really nice abstract backgrounds. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a marvelous New Year's Eve and the best wishes for this coming 2021!
Your friend,

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