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Technique Day – Snowflake Lace Background



Hi everyone. Jenny here and it’s my turn to host a Technique Day tutorial with you. This will be more pictures than words so you can see what I’ve done rather than read about it, and I’m sticking with the theme of the current IndigoBlu challenge ‘Christmas in July‘ (have you entered yet?)


Snowflake 1


Use a brayer to apply a little Frosty Sky English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint (mixed with water) across a plain piece of white card.


Snowflake 2


Use a piece of Phat Foam to add more of the same paint to the new ‘Snowflake Lace‘ A6 background stamp and apply to random patches across the card. Wash your stamp straight away with cold water to remove the paint.


Snowflake 3


Use the same ‘Snowflake Lace’ stamp to apply Flitter Glu and ‘Sheffield Steel‘ Mega Flakes to the background in different random patches. Remember, if you don’t have Phat Foam, Flitter Glue or Mega Flakes in your crafty stash yet you can get them as a fantastic Flitter Glu Kit, complete with spatula and instructions.


Snowflake 4


Blend Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the whole background with a blending tool.


Snowflake 5


Rub over the whole card with a wet cloth (or baby wipe) to remove some of the ink from the painted and flaked areas. This will lighten the colour of the background to a softer denim shade.


Snowflake 6


Cut your background to fit your base card. Stamp the ‘Snowflake Lace’ background with a dark navy ink in areas not previously covered with snowflakes.


Snowflake 7


Stamp the sentiment using the ‘Design Merry Christmas‘ A6 stamp onto navy card with embossing powder, apply silver embossing powder and heat. You’ll see I’ve also stamped a gorgeous brand new forest scene stamp onto the same card using Flitter Glu and ‘Sheffield Steel’ Mega Flakes before fussy cutting around them all.


Snowflake 8


Here’s the finished card, with a few pearls added to the holly wreath for extra glamour. And here’s a couple of close ups…


Snowflake 9


Snowflake 10


Snowflake 11


Thank you for joining me today. I’d love to know what you think of what you’ve seen. How would you use these new Christmas stamps? Have you considered using paint with your stamps? And don’t forget that IndigoBlu challenge ‘Christmas in July‘. The whole team would love to see your projects and there are prizes up for grabs!

For now take care of yourselves,

Jenny xxx


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13 Comments on Technique Day – Snowflake Lace Background

  1. I love this card, especially the use of paint under it all, it adds a lovely unusual touch. I think I will have to try this. I must get some of the new Christmas stamps so I can enter the challenge.
    Thanks for the inspiration jenny.
    Kind regards

    Amanda Openshaw | July 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm () ()
  2. Jenny a wonderful card and love the technique, great use of paint & Mega Flake as a resist. Blue and sliver – lovely colour combo. xx

    Kay | July 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm () ()
  3. Gorgeous card!

    marci piraro | July 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm () ()
  4. Gorgeous card Jenny , loving the denim blue. Great background too. Tracy x

    Tracy Evans | July 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm () ()
  5. A really fabulous card Jenny, love the painted background and the Mega Flakes add such a touch of glamour. Raising up the central piece gives so much lovely dimension and the little pears are perfect finishing touches. Anne xx

    Anne R | July 31, 2014 at 8:42 pm () ()
  6. Utterly gorgeous!

    Deborah (rustycage11) | July 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm () ()
  7. Fabulous work! And inspirational for those of us now in summer heat who are trying to think of winter cards 🙂

    Could you please comment on the pine forest stamp you are using?

    Thank you,

    Lynn Price, New Haven CT

    Lynn Price | August 1, 2014 at 4:47 am () ()
    • Thank you Lynn for your lovely comment. As with all of the Christmas stamps the Design Team are now using they are brand new releases so make sure you pester your supplier for them. The pine forest is an A6 stamp called ‘Winter Wonderland’ and I highly recommend it!

      Jenny | August 1, 2014 at 7:55 am () ()
    • Thank you! I will certainly pester a supplier or two over here for this stamp – and thank you again for such inspiration.

      Lynn Price | August 2, 2014 at 3:10 am () ()
  8. Fabulous card Jenny, love how the Chipped Sapphire DI brings out the colour on the painted background! Wonderful layers too and the little pearls are a great finishing touch!

    Astrid | August 1, 2014 at 7:28 am () ()
  9. Gorgeous card Jenny, Love the background technique you have shown and the mix of silver and blue is stunning . Mo x

    Mo Stokes | August 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm () ()
  10. Fabulous card Jenny! I love the new stamps and this is such a great showcase of them. Chris x

    Chris | August 1, 2014 at 11:52 pm () ()
  11. What a great process, Jenny! I just love all the details in this wonderful Christmas card and the background is a winter delight. Hugs!

    Terry | August 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm () ()