Friday, June 13, 2014

MFP- Blog Hop- Day 4- Please Snow "Snowy night"

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June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up

Featured June 11
Pretty Pears

 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks

Featured June 13
Please Snow

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June 14, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have  to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday June 13, 2014

It sure was hard to think about making a winter card, especially after this long winter. The snow can stay away for a long time and I'll be happy. But craft snow is ok. The technique that I did on my cards yesterday about using makers on a swirly embossing folder and adding water, I did it again on this card, except I used blues and purples instead of blues and greens. I stamped the snowman first and to keep him from getting "BLUE" I also stamped him on a post it note and used that to mask him. You can see a tiny spot under his raised arm where he got a little blue, but it is not much. I tore cardstock to make a layer of snow. I covered the snow with texture paste and while the paste was wet I added glitter and I pressed down on the snow with a swirl stencil to add extra texture. I thought I was done but then I "accidentally" smudged the side of the card, so I fixed it by adding punched out snowflakes that I added glue and glitter to the centers. I love happy accidents like that, because I think the snowflakes finish it off. I think the sky looks kinda like Vincent Van Gogh's painting Stary Night, so that is where I got the title of this card.

Close up of the texture paste.
Close up of the snowflakes.

 Thanks for reading through my post. I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this card. Check out what the other designers have done with these sets.

Which version do you like better? Don McLean or Josh Groban?


  1. Love your card MariLynn - the texture is fabulous, and the snowflakes perfect as a finishing touch.

  2. Lovely swirly sky and pretty snow.

  3. Your snowman card looks fresh AND festive. Fabulous card !

  4. WOWZERS! This is a wonderful snow scene, I love your background technique!

  5. LOVE this! The background is marvellous - I must try that technique - thank you for inspiring me to use my embossing folders more! Thank you for the hop and for the inspiration this week Karen x

  6. I like the swirly background on your card...well done

  7. MariLynn,
    So very pretty! Your BG is awesome and the snowflakes delicate and lovely.

  8. How fun is this. Love your swirly blue and the 'snow' effect you have done.

  9. Wow! I absolutely love this card! Great job!