ID: MC Sept16 - Alcohol Sky - ECD Let It Snow - Christmas Is A Piece card
size: 7"w x 5"h

Created: September 16, 2016

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog and I decided to do a very simple CAS card... the alcohol sky is something I mentioned how to do at our alcohol play day with the gals.

I'm using an  "A Way With Words" die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Let It Snow" , designed by Suzanne Cannon (also available HERE). 

And using a quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design  

("Christmas Is A Piece Of Home")


I created the alcohol snowy background on a glossy type paper using and felt tool and inking the felt with a good sized dot each of "Denim", "Stream", "Sailboat Blue" and some blending solution, pouncing and twisting my felt tool to avoid repeat patterns. I then added a bit more blending solution and created a few streaks across the sky. 

To create the snowy effect, applied a clean felt to my tool and added MINISCULE dots of blending solution (about 4) and gently pounced here and there. NOTE: the less blending solution on your felt, the smaller the snowflakes...)

To accent some of the snowflakes I applied a bit of blending solution on my craft sheet and used a fine tipped paint brush, picking up some of the solution and adding to the snowflake dots here and there.

I top folded my white card. Trimmed down my sky background and cut a wavy line along the bottom to mimic hilly areas. Adhered to card front.

Used an ink blending tool and some Distress "Tumbled Glass" to add shadow lines. (sorry they are pretty light so hard to see...).

Die cut the pine trees (Dee's Distinctively) from some Brusho decorated watercolor paper. I had generously misted my paper with water and then sprinkled various greens all over adding a bit of gold powder (Schmincke Dry Metal Powder Rich Pale Gold) and more water, tilting here and there to move the colors. When partially dry, but still quite damp, sprinkled with coarse salt and set aside to dry completely. Then brushed off the salt.

Die cut the "Let It Snow" from a matte gold cardstock.

On the Inside: Stamped the pine trees (Deep Red "Winter Pines") using Distress "Forest Moss" and here and there with "Hickory Smoke", clear embossed.

Stamped the house scene (Old Island Rubber) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Sponged some of the Tumbled Glass through the sky area.

Stamped the quote with Versafine "Majestic Blue" and clear embossed.

 Please use your back button for previous pages or should you wish to go to the Misc Challenges 2016 Gallery please click on

or to go to the Misc Challenges Card Gallery 2015 click HERE

or to go to the previous Misc Challenges Card Gallery click HERE

or  And More Gallery for other hand made greeting cards please click the link below.

More Cards Gallery

Home Page Index
(text only)
"And More"