Good morning everyone, Jennie here for my first share of the month.
Regular followers will know that I am a great fan of 4x4 cards, so here is a little bit of inspiration for your Christmas box given that Christmas is winging its way nearer and nearer.
I started by applying Texture Paste through the Holiday Knits Layering Stencil. One of the reasons I love 4 x 4 cards is that these layering stencil's are just under 4" wide - perfect !
While the paste was drying I die cut the snowflakes in white card and gave them a coating of Picket Fence Distress Paint and gave them a blast with the heat gun. Try and get little bits of paint to puff up for some texture. When completely dry I added Alcohol Ink - straight from the bottle! Don't bother about getting a full covering - see the next step!
When the alcohol ink had dried I blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink into the areas which hadn't taken the ink. A great effect and so quick and easy to do. I use this technique a lot and really came by it by chance when I was trying to get some texture and colour onto the snowflakes last Christmas.
Then it is just a case of layering the snowflake on your card. I die cut a Christmas sentiment and gave it the same treatment as the snowflake - a little more difficult as it moves around a bit!
A relatively simple little card which is easily made as a batch but really looks as though it took ages to make !!
Catch me later in the month when I'll have another 4 x 4 card to share with you.