Thursday, June 1, 2017

Quietfire Quick Fx Stencil blog hop - Snowflakes and Kisses


Hello!!!  It's Wanda here on day 5 of our Quick FX blog hop where we are sharing quick ways to give your cards extra special effects with A Way With Stencils.

All the projects are here on Quietfire Creations. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive blog updates by email! The Quietfire Design Team has been sharing fabulous projects all week.  If you've missed some, do go back and check them out!! 
The A Way With Stencils may be found on the Quietfire website and the Elizabeth Craft Designs website.

There are prizes! There will be a prize (one of the new rubber stamps) for each blog post. That winner will be chosen from people who leave comments on the blog post and then there will be one grand prize of a complete set of A Way With Words Stencils!



Here is the schedule:
  • Suzanne  on Sunday May 28th
  • Yogi, Yvonne on Monday May 29
  • Teresa on Tuesday May 30
  • Robyn on Wednesday May 31
  • Wanda (that's me), Diana on Thursday June 1
  • Kathy Jo on Friday June 2
We’ll give you the weekend to leave your comments with a deadline of midnight June 4!

Winners will be listed shortly after – make sure we can contact you if you’re a winner!


Enjoy the hop!



I've used the Leaf and Snowflake Sprays stencil for my card and I've combined it with the fabulous stamp, If Kisses Were Snowflakes.  



I began with a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock and marbled Distress Paint (broken china, dusty concord, picked raspberry) onto it by putting paint on my craft sheet, spraying with water, dipping the paper into it, spraying more water on the paper... drying, dipping, spraying, and drying until I liked it.  Over this I stenciled just parts of the Snowflake Spray with white paint (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish, Snowflake) and then splattered white paint over the entire piece.   


The quote was stamped in the center with Versafine Ink (onyx black) and embossed with clear powder.  I stenciled almost a complete spray above the quote with Silver Embossing Paste (Bo Bunny), let it dry, and repeated below the quote flipping the stencil so the snowflakes went large to small in the opposite direction, and let it dry.  I added white Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi, Dreamweavers) around the edges leaving it in bumps like hills of snow and let that dry.  This was layered to a purplish cardstock leaving a small border.  The next layer is a silver Deco Sheet (Tim Holtz Idea-ology) attached to a piece of cardstock and trimmed to size.  Lastly is the folded white card base.  To finish it off I glued on a white pearly snowflake button, shank cut off.

I hope you've enjoyed my card!!!  Don't forget to leave a comment!!

Hugs, Wanda


30 comments:

CraftyJo said...

How lovely! The background is pretty - you didn't make 'mud' which I often do when trying that technique ;) Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

So, so pretty! You've really captured the blizzard effect! I love the layers of silver and white and texture on the card using the stencil. Great sentiment!

Anonymous said...

I just love snowflakes so this card is extra special. Carmen G.

cghundley said...

Wow, how beautiful
your card is! Love
all that embossing
and stenciling.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card with this beautiful sentiment and stencil! Love the Leaf and Snowflake Sprays stencil! Another one for my wish list! The colors and textures on your card look awesome!

christi said...

I love the background and how cool the snowflakes look. can you send a few down here. summer is coming on strong.

Anonymous said...

Really love the background and the edging around the card!

GrannieR said...

Cute card...I love that sentiment!

Deb Jennings said...

Love your background. The colours are so intense and work so well with the theme.Amazing.. The whole card is wonderful with the frosted snowflakes and the embossing paste around the edges.(I especially love the embossing paste on the edges) Thank you for sharing.

McStamper said...

Love your card. The background and silver snowflakes are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Awesome background! Love the colors that you used. The stamp and the stencil go together so well. Love it!

Mary Holshouser said...

this really speaks cold and winter.
Love how the stamps have a curve.
Beautiful card.
thanks for shring.

Heidi said...

What a fun card design, and love the sentiment!

Unknown said...

Really like the colors used for the background. The sentiment is fun too! Plus that stencil would be a great one to have.

dana_lee_bennett@hotmail.com said...

Just gorgeous as
always, love the
embossing and
stencilling!,
Simply amazing as
usual! Thank you
for sharing!
😍😍 Dana from Quebec

Carolina Kathy said...

Awesome card! I love that there are two different stencil designs on each stencil!!

Linda said...

This card is beautiful, as is all your work. You are inspirational!

Betty said...

Oh, Wow....all glittery and yet soft and beautiful. Great use of these stencils !

Maureen E said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for setting me straight, Wanda! I've been admiring all of the stencils, but didn't realize how detailed the Leaf & Snowflake Sprays are. Beautiful! I have been very lazy the past few years with making my own Christmas cards ((meaning that I haven't made any...), but this stencil sure looks like an elegant way to make some with a lot of sparkle. I appreciate the inspiration!

D.Ann C said...

Like a cool blast, this blizzard is gorgeous with those colors and fab snowflakes!! Love the sentiment!

Jutta said...

I'm so done with winter this year but still love what you've done with this card, it's gorgeous.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card for any time of year for that special person in your life! The background colors are exquisite and what a great way to use the paste - snow!!! Thank you.

Jo Ann F. said...

So beautiful- so many textures and effects.

Charmaine Stack said...

Such a wonderful textural effect, Wanda. Really pretty.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I don't want to think about winter, but nice card anyway!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic colours!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the background and all the different details.

Karen G (cardcrazed) said...

Stunning card :) Love the Distress paint background :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your background and then the little stars on top. So pretty, the snow around the border is so neat! Of course, the center stage - the sentiment is just gorgeous - love the font!

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