Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Retro Serigraph Snowflake Cards

Remember that technique I posted last week? I couldn't find a name for it and it's a combination of other techniques, so I dubbed it "Retro Serigraph". (Click here to see my other post and a free tutorial.) I used shades of blue and the snowflakes from the Holiday Mini hostess set Northern Hearts to make these Christmas cards. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

This first card was inspired by the FTL118 sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping. My card ended up a little different, but the basic elements are there.

After I cut the circle for the first card, I couldn't bring myself to throw the scrap away, so I made a second card with the frame.

Here's a close-up of that gorgeous background again:

Click here for a free PDF tutorial for the Retro Serigraph technique.

Supplies: Northern Hearts, Four the Holidays, All Holidays, Versamark ink, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink, Glossy White cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Circle Scissors Plus, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Nancy B. / nacky71@hotmail.com said...

Love that technique. Those blues are great colors for this holiday snowflake card. Glad you kept the cut-out background 'cause I like the 2nd card the best. :-)

Shelley said...

Wow! In my absence I missed the first card. It's fabulous! Love this these, too! How clever to use the "scraps" to get a second card. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks Julie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie!
That technique looks exviting & fun! I love the blue winter ones, it's a perfect color.
Thanks, Iris

Joanne Jensen said...

Wow that's really cool! Thanks so much for sharing the technique. Now I'll have to add glossy cardstock and a brayer to my wish list so I can try it out :)