Watercoloured snowflakes

Watercoloured snowflakes Heather Telford

I just keep switching from winter to summer and back to winter again here on the blog. I might mix it up a bit more next week and throw in some autumn! This card features one of the new transparent sets from Penny Black called ‘Soft Grace’. I used three of the nine stamps in the set and embossed them on watercolour paper, hot pressed works best for intricate patterns like these because it is so smooth. After embossing I taped down my watercolour panel and added water then distress stains to create a blended pattern in a few of my favourite colours. I also sprinkled some salt for further patterning. I let it dry then brushed off most of the salt; some had adhered itself to the paper which gave it a twinkling effect. The sentiment is from the new transparent set, ‘Season’s Gifts’.

When this card was featured on the Penny Black blog someone noted that I had only used six-pointed snowflakes. I am a little fussy about my snowflakes as they are always six-pointed in real life. Since living in Canada I have had the delightful experience of seeing the intricate pattern of snowflakes when they have landed on my gloves and also taken a look with a magnifying glass. They truly are tiny works of art and never two the same! There are several eight sided ‘snowflakes’ in the set too which will make lovely stars and patterns 😉

Stamps:  Soft Grace, Season’s Gifts (PB)
Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Seeded Preserves distress stains (Ranger), Versamark, Majestic Blue & Imperial Purple Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Clear embossing powder

10 Comments on “Watercoloured snowflakes”

  1. Geri S. says:

    Heather, this is an absolutely stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. craftytreen says:

    oh my! those are so lovely. the background is fabulous

  3. Micheline Jourdain says:

    I am just in love with this card!!! So beautiful!

  4. Lindsey says:

    A woman after my own heart! I have great difficulty using any snowflakes other than six-pointed ones. (I have a seven-pointed one; ugh.) The colours are so beautiful — and the background is not so very different from when you use bisters.

  5. canadiancaroline says:

    Lovely, Heather–makes me think of snowfall on a winter’s evening. I’m with you on the six-sided snowflakes…

  6. ralimiller says:

    Very beautiful card!

  7. Carolyn L says:

    This is such a beautiful set but, like you, I simply cannot use anything but a six-sided snowflake….. and had already written to Penny Black about their multi-sided designs! It just feels “off”. P.S. Know which seven-sided one someone referenced. Double Ugh.

  8. Pat says:

    A totally gorgeous card Heather. I adore the snowflakes and the wonderful rich background colouring. x

  9. Bonnie says:

    These beautiful snowflakes show off perfectly with the watercolor background! Such a peaceful card!

  10. Tanis Scott says:

    Wow, those are very realistic and beautiful flakes! I’ll have to check that set out.

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