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Purple Onion Designs | Sweet Snow Friends

October 31, 2020

Purple Onion Designs | Sweet Snow Friends

October 31, 2020

Hello friends! I am thrilled to be guest designing again for Purple Onion Designs to showcase some products from the newest collection by Stacey Yacula called “The Sweetest Little Town.”

I made a single-layer card today that features the adorable Sweet Snow Friends Stamp Set. I first stamped my image onto a 4.5″ x 5.75″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped it again onto a sheet of Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets and fussy cut it out. I used this piece as a mask to cover my image so that I could then blend some ink onto my background. Fussy cutting does take time, but I find it therapeutic and enjoy the extra step.

I also masked off the bottom portion (snowy area) of my card and then blended the rest with Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks. Once blended, I used a #4 round paint brush (nothing fancy!) and splattered my background lightly with water. I usually let it sit for a few seconds but because of the risk of water getting under the masking piece, I quickly blotted it dry with a paper towel. Next, I splattered it again with diluted opaque white and blue paints for a snowy look.

I then removed my masking piece and set the entire panel aside to dry. Once it was completely dry, I then trimmed it down to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I like starting with a larger piece than necessary because when ink blending, the edges of the card sometimes get concentrated with ink. This way, I can easily trim off those edges and then have a standard A2 sized card remaining. Lastly, I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment and then I colored my images with Copic Markers.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Snowman: W00, W0, W2, W4
  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • Teals: G000, BG11, BG13, BG49
  • Dark Blue Scarf: B72, B75, B78
  • Bright Blue: B000, B01, B04, B06
  • Penguin: W5, W7, W10
  • Bunny: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

You can check out all of the other cute images from this new release HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Patricia M Dugan November 1, 2020 at 5:38 AM

    So sweet! Her designs are really cute and your coloring brings them to life!!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns November 7, 2020 at 1:40 AM

      Thank you so much, Patricia! I agree! I love all of her designs. :0)

  • Jeanne November 1, 2020 at 6:53 AM

    Oh Rachel, I saw this on IG and loved it, but I think I love it even more getting to see it up close like this. So neat that it is a one layer card. It seems to have a lot of depth and doesn’t really look like it is one layer. Those images are so sweet and charming and your magic touch just brings them to life in such a sweet way. Thanks for sharing how you splatter the background. I’m pretty sure I have that size brush in my stash. Maybe I can get a similar look. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Congratulations on your guest designer spot. Very happy for you. Hugs!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns November 7, 2020 at 1:42 AM

      Thank you so very much, sweet friend! I bet you’d be able to do a splatter background easily! I always used to be so intimidated by them until I finally tried doing one lol. Sending hugs back!

  • Christine November 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM

    AWESOME card Rachel!!!! You always do the best cards!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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