Jack Frost

Hello Everyone
A simple card to share with you which although simple, I was just as happy to see it published within the pages of the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
One of their annual challenge calls is Holiday Happenings and as it is a call I have tried to answer the past few years, I was keen to do so again. I submitted a variety of styles trying to work with the various stamp companies I am so very lucky to be connected with. Over the next few weeks I will share the various cards.
I happened to notice that Stampington & co shared this on their Facebook page otherwise I actually didn’t intend to write a blog post about it.
The stamps I used are noted below. The background is Gesso onto Kraft cardstock onto which I stencilled snowflakes with Maimeri irridescent paste
CI-363 Crafty Individuals and
Redlead – Stamp Some Tape:- Christmas Greeting and Snowflakes
jackfrostlynnemoncrieffoneIf it wasn’t for the background, which is quite time consuming, this card would otherwise be a Take Ten style card but the background alone needs more than ten minutes which is why I submitted to The Stampers’ Sampler.
To heighten the sparkle and shimmer I also applied vintage mica flakes and diamond glass glitter.
jackfrosttwoThis is the lovely Stamp Some Tape stamp.jackfrostthreeThank You for visiting this scheduled post.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Lee
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 00:09:57

    What an exquisite card. It really captures the magic of winter. The background with the Gesso and the snowflakes is beautifully effective. I remember some years ago a friend and I used to visit a little shop near The British Museum called Blade Rubber Stamps. I used to love to flip through the magazines, marvelling at the gorgeous cards created by the contributors. Little did I know that one day I would be privileged to comment on the work of one of these artists and that her blog would bring me so much pleasure! Well done on being published again, Lynne. xx


  2. lesliecapone
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 00:49:35

    Beautiful! Love the background, sparkle and star. Very elegant!


  3. Gerrina
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 00:54:44

    It is beautiful! Love the modern-vintage style!
    Congratulations on being published! That is something to be proud of…
    Have a colourfull fun weekend!


  4. craftytrog
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 05:23:34

    I love all the sparkle! A beautiful card Lynne! Congratulations! xx


  5. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 06:56:19

    Congratulations on having this fabulous card published, Lynne. I LOVE the rather minimalistic look of it. Gorgeous!


  6. Avril
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:50:55

    A gorgeous card, love the background texture and sparkle. Congratulations on the publication.
    Avril xx


  7. butterfly
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:00:40

    It’s charming, Lynne – I love the hint of sparkle in that wonderful whitewashed background. Another well-deserved honour from Stampington!
    Alison xx


  8. Sharon Bruner
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:19:42

    Lynne, I love the look you’ve achieved by painting the kraft card stock with white gesso. I really think that the kraft card stock lends itself to the vintage look. By adding the stenciled snowflakes, mica flakes and glass glitter this card has such a wonderful vintage Christmas feel. Congrats on another beautiful publications in The Stampers Sampler! xx sharon


  9. Anne R
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:49:55

    Simple? Never – but it is simply gorgeous!! Congratulations too! Hugs, Anne xx


  10. Dorthe
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 13:51:33

    Dear friend, this adorable card of yours, bringing the stars from above, twinckle on earth, making the beautiful snowflakes dance , and glitter too, is so gorgeous !!
    With your simple design together with the white and golden Kraft card colours, the glitter and text, you create a stunning little scenery , one of which we all would be delighted to see in December ,if snowing from above.
    I was so very proud for you, when opened this Stampers Sampler issue, so filled with your most beautiful creations Lynne.
    Dorthe, xxx


  11. Meggymay
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 14:33:31

    A beautiful, magical Christmas card, the background looks wonderful.
    Yvonne xx


  12. Autumn
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 14:53:34

    This is stunning! The background is so filled with the perfect texture, love the star and simple sentiment! Wonderful creation!


  13. Corrie
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 16:09:53

    I really love this card. It is stunning ! Congrats on being published again, Lynne…
    Corrie x


  14. Shelly Schmidt
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 17:41:25

    Love the look of the gesso on the Kraft, the stenciled snowflakes and the shimmery star. Beautifully done!


  15. Terry
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 20:47:29

    Oh so pretty and shimmery! Lynne, I just love the snowflakes and that lovely star! Gorgeousness as always! Hugs!


  16. Lynn Price
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 21:17:31

    So glad you shared this!! Those shimmering snowflakes are ethereal and gorgeous – really make the card! Congratulations on your publications!! Very well-deserved for such beautiful work. xxx Lynn


  17. coco
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 11:33:39

    Absolutely gorgeous Lynne!!! 🙂
    Hugs, Coco xxx


  18. pearshapedchris
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 21:30:17

    This really is stunning! You have created such a wonderful background – love the shimmer! Congratulations on being published! Chrisx


  19. Samantha Read
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:37:55

    I must have dreamt I left a comment here Lynne!
    It’s just beautiful. I love all things moon and stars.
    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! xx


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