Snowflake CardsPosted: February 23, 2023 Filed under: crystalline, Dies, Echidna Studios, grafix, Penny Black, snowflake digital stamp set | Tags: Echidna Studios, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, grafix, Penny Black creative dies 9 Comments
Apparently we are getting 10-20cm of snow tonight. So these cards are appropriate for late February! I teamed up with Grafix to complete these projects. I love using liquid frisket to create a scattering or a storm of snowflakes or stars across a watercolour background.
I splattered the liquid frisket on hot pressed watercolour, let the droplets dry then used dye inks to colour the panels. You can see the process in the video below.
I cut intricate snowflakes from lightweight white linen cardstock to add to the watercolour panels. All but the die-cut snowflakes on the final card are designs from Echidna Studios. I used snowflakes from the Snowflake Digital Stamp set. I have used them as stamps on previous cards but this time I cut them on a cricut.
Because the snowflakes are quite intricate gluing them on with artist tac was very straightforward. I also use artist tac when I am attaching individual letters to create a word or sentiment.
I used a few of the cards as thankyous and left a few blank.
I used smooshed distress inks to create the watercolour backgrounds but you could use watercolour paints or powders to make soft blended backgrounds.
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I like these.
Beautiful as always Heather! Thanks for sharing your lovely art with us.
Love the cards and snowflakes.
Such beautiful snowflakes Heather and a great idea to cut the digital ones with your cricut machine, and the Grafix Artist Tac sticks them down brilliantly. I love the smooshed backgrounds you made to show them off too…gorgeous! x
I never tire of these lovely snowflakes.
In the past 7 years since I have moved to mountains in South Carolina, this is first time with no snow. Temps were below freezing, records set, but cold without rain only produced dreadfully cold weather.
Thanks for video. All your techniques are awesome.
Enjoy your snow. Our flowers are beginning to peek out. At least plants that the deer have not eaten.
These are just glorious!
Beautiful w/c backgrounds for your gorgeous snowflakes, Heather. I have used Artist Tac and it works great for so many things. Have not used it on dies … something I will try in the future. 🙂 xx
What beautiful backgrounds you chose for this technique. I can’t wait to try it and thanks for the video! Your backgrounds are spectacular! Even better these look so fun to do!
Beautiful backgrounds and snowflakes, Heather! Thanks for showing how to use the Artist Tack. I have some and never really knew how to use it. I’ll get it out and give it a try now.