Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Snowflake Card with Distress Ink Smooshing Technique

Today, I've got a super awesome tutorial to share with you and it's all about altering chipboard with perfect pearls. 


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I really love to use wooden veneer or chipboard. It's a really simple way to give a clean and simple card a little something extra. Sometimes I'll use the plain old wood, and sometimes I want to do something a little fancier. This happened to be one of the fancy times. 

Our current challenge at STAMPlorations happens to be Clean and Simple (or you can choose to use the sketch) (or you can do both) (I just like parentheses). 




I chose to doll my wooden snowflakes up by using Perfect Pearls. There are many different ways to use Perfect Pearls but today I'm going to show you how to create a shimmery, metallic look with them. 


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It's easy! Hardly any steps are involved - just pour a little bit of powder into the cap and mix with a few drops of water to make a paste. Then apply to the chipboard. You can use as many coats as you want to build up the opacity. 

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I used a shimmery white and a shimmery turquoise and then I added some rock glitter while the pearls were still wet. Because why not? It turned out really cool! (pun intended)


I also knew that I wanted to play along with my girl Jenn Shurkus's and her friend Audrey's Coolest Card Series challenge. This week they are focusing on watercoloring techniques - and using snowflakes/snow/snowmen.

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I made a watercoloresque background using the Distress Ink Dipping Technique and Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Evergreen Bough. 

Then I embossed a sentiment from the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set and put the whole kit and caboodle together. 


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You've still got plenty of time left to play in the STAMPlorations challenge! I hope to see you all there!

As for me, I'm also going to play along with:
Clear it Out - Winter theme with snowflake stash
Sparkle N Sprinkle - ATG with loose glitter & embossing
Card and Scrap - White and Blue

Thank you for popping by! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! 


38 comments:

  1. WOW!! This is totally gorgeous!! I love how you've made those wooden snowflakes come to life here!! That rock glitter rocks!! ;)

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  2. Wow...this is gorgeous. I am just starting to get my feet wet with Distress inks...I am learning so much from you ♥

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  3. Very cool indeed, Becca! This totally rocks! Love the inky background and the cool little bundle you've created here. Fabulosa!

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  4. Great card, Becca! Not sure why I've never got on board with Perfect Pearls as they give a great effect, Jo x

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  5. Your card is perfect! Very pretty colors. Will have to try Perfect Pearls one of these days ...

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  6. Just gorgeous! Love how you built up the colors of the pearl and added the rock candy. Of course your background is perfection too!

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  7. Your background turned out great! Love the pearl technique. Going to have to give that a try.

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  8. Now, see this is why I follow you (besides your awesome cards, etc.). You come up with these intriguing techniques all the time. Definitely going to steal...er...borrow this one. Can't believe how sparkly these come out. Gorgeous embellie for a gorgeous card. What would one expect coming out of the crafty mind of Becca.

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  9. beautiful smooshing - gorgeous card - love the blues!

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  10. Thanks for this cool tutorial! The snowflakes looks gorgous!! I must try! Fab card with these and your lovely watercolouring!

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  11. Becca this is the bomb! I love your card and that technique is awesome. Lots of chipboard in my stash that have been long forgotten. Time to bring them back to life!

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  12. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  13. Ooooh your sparkly snowflakes are so pretty!! Terrific background too. This is so PRETTY Becca!!

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  14. Hi,

    Great card. .Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Creatalicious Challenge
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

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  15. Gorgeous card, Becca! Thanks for the tip and tut on the snowflakes!

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  16. Absolutely stunning Becca. Another beautiful creations.

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  17. Becca this is a gorgeous card - love your techniques and the result is stunning
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Super cool card! Love the pearls look & that distressed by.....makes me waaaaay happy!!!! (& almost not a parenthesis in sight!!)

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  19. Looks awesome, love your smooshing!

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  20. what a great card Becca! Great techniques on background and snowflakes! Julia xx

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  21. Those shimmery snowflakes look fabulous on that cool, smooshed background! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  22. Gorgeous! Love the snowflakes and wonderful texture. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness!
    hugs
    ~kim

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  23. Gorgeous colours for your wintry card Becca. :)

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  24. Saw your card on Jenn's blog and had to come check out yours... which I realize I have been to several times lately! Love the background on your card. I always forget about smooshing/dipping with distress inks. Got to do that the very next time I have crafting time. THANKS for the inspiration!

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  25. This is great! Are you on Youtube??? I can easily see you there.

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  26. What a gorgeous card Becca! I love your inky background and your beautiful snowflakes! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  27. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  28. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  29. this is beautiful!!! those snowflakes are such an awesome embellishment!!!! :) thank you for playing along with the COOLest card series!!

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  30. Beautiful job on those snowflakes awesome winter card. thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Winter and add a snowflake challenge..

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  31. So very beautiful! Love that background and the pretty snowflakes. So pretty!

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  32. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "snowflakes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

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  33. you snowflake really shimmery woooow
    many many thanks for your tutorial
    I love to read it Becca
    and I hope you like to visit me again my friend
    miss you
    hugs
    Monika

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