Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gina K's Merry Monday - Stenciled Snowflakes

Hello friends.  Hope you're all hanging in there and finding things to do to keep busy and still have a little fun doing it too.  I've been watching Gina K lives that she has on FB and youtube on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday evenings, and she's been re-visiting old techniques that are a lot of FUN to watch and then try again myself.  She's labeled Mondays as Merry Mondays and always does Christmas cards and you know I love Christmas cards, so I've definitely been following along on Mondays!  This past Monday she used a couple of her snowflake stencils (HERE and HERE) and made the most beautiful cards.  You can watch her video HERE.

I used the same two snowflake stencils that Gina used (Snowflake Mandala Stencil and Stellar Snowflake Stencil) and then rather stenciling on white cardstock, I used Smokey Slate (SU!) cardstock and came up with these 2 cards...


I started in the upper left corners and then blended from light to dark, staying darker in the corner.


I used my blender brush and the Snowflake Mandala Stencil for this card, and then started with Sea Glass ink, then Turquoise Sea ink, and finally Tranquil Teal ink.  Before lifting the stencil off I used a sponge dauber and white pigment ink and just blended around the outside edge of the stencil.  Gina did not do this on hers, but I really like the soft effect it gives on a colored cardstock.  My sentiment is from SSS/Gina K Festive Flower stamp set.  I added a few gemstones to finish off my card.


 I used the Stellar Snowflake Stencil for this card with Bubblegum Pink and Passionate Pink inks and the sentiment is from Gina's Sparkling Snowflake stamp set.

 Very simple and easy cards that really pack a WOW, and now I have two more cards for my Christmas stash!  There really won't be any excuses this year for not having your Christmas cards done, so check out Gina's videos and have some fun!  Thanks Gina!!  :0)

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


11 comments:

  1. Marcia, I love the glow of those added white edges! Gorgeous, snowflakes - words I'm never going to say if I see another one fall on the ground, if you feel me!
    Beautiful additions to your Christmas card stash, my friend! xx
    =]

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  2. What a great idea to use the white around the edges and stencil on the light gray! Two awesome cards, my friend!

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  3. These are gorgeous, Marcia! You are so right, they pack a big WOW especially with your frosty white ink. It was so good to come over to your blog today - I'm sorry it's been so long... I hope you're doing well and staying safe!

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  4. Gorgeous Marcia, love the ombre colour :)

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  5. Marcia, these are so gorgeous, and that white tip adds a lovely frostiness to the snowflakes. So pretty on gray...you might have started a trend.

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  6. Gosh, Marcia, these are just beautiful ... the addition of the white to the edges of the ombré snowflakes adds a wonderful frosty magic to them! So festive! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. So gorgeous, those snowflakes are so shiny and beautiful, Marcia! What a great idea to use white ink around the stencil, makes it pop and to do it on a colored cardstock also...you are so clever my friend!

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  8. Wowza Marcia, these are stunning!! The shimmer is captivating!!

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  9. These are so soft and pretty! They perfectly glow!!

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  10. These definitely have the wow factor! I love the sheen you achieved and the cards are so elegant!

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  11. Oh my gosh ... these are fabulous Marcia! I love the stenciling on gray. And I couldn't wait to find out how you made the outside edges appear translucent and beautiful. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of adding white pigment ink over the outside edes of the snowflakes. So creative and clever. You and Colleen really have me going ... I better check out Gina's Merry Monday's! xx

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