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Tue 25

Snowy Spectrum
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Memory Box friends,

   I don't know about you but I am dreaming about these cool snowflakes--we need some cooler temps around here (San Diego).  It has been "blue blazin' hot", as my Grandpa used to say.

Let's take a look at the new Snowy Spectrum die featured on my card today...

Snowy Spectrum main

I created the multi colored background by sponging broken china, cracked pistachio and faded jeans distress oxide inks on a small panel of watercolor paper.  Just as everyone says, these inks are smooth as butter and easy to blend.  A few flecks of water sprinkled then blotted off gives that wonderful spotted effect.  

Snowy Spectrum detail

I adhered the Snowy Spectrum die cut over the throughly dried distress oxide inks (that took about 30 seconds in this heat) and added 2 more layers of snowflakes using the Batavia Snowflake die.  By lightly dabbing a tiny bit of wet glue to the main portions of the snowflake die cuts, the positioning is stress free.  The wet glue is forgiving so you can slide the additional snowflakes into perfect position on top of their mates.  Just a few strokes with the Wink of Stella glitter brush adds a subtle shimmer to each snowflake.

Snowy Spectrum J Griffiths_edited-1

You may know by now that I love to add paper layers to my card creations and I used papers that complimented the inks today.  Gray, seafoam green and pool papers were my color choices.  To coordinate with the subtle gray I stamped the merry Christmas sentiment in Versafine Smokey Gray.  I like inking with grays instead of black lately.  Black is sometimes a bit too strong and the grays know how to play well with the other colors.  

Snowy Spectrum main

As always, I appreciate your visit here today and love reading your comments.  Thanks for taking the time.  Jennysig



This is a gorgeous card - love this die!! And it looks like everyone loves the oxides, so I may need to invest in some of those, too!

Come teach this at the Stamp Addict. I love taking your classes!

Love this bright and festive card with the magic of Distress oxides!

This is soooo Pretty!!!

Pretty card,

Super cute Jenny! A really great card!
It was been "blue blazin' hot" around here last week too and those snowflakes would have felt good! LOL

This is beautiful! I love the die. The saying 'blue blazin' hot' is fabulous! xxx

Beautiful card, like the background, too as well as the die...

This is andolutely beautiful. The stunning effects of the distress ocides really make that beautiful new die smashing

Preciosa tarjeta¡!!

LOVE the dies, love the design, love the colours too ... YES, I LOVE it ALL!

Firstly Jenny please if you are fed up of your warm weather send some to the UK please our weather is a real mixed bag heavy rain and cool one day , cloudy others and the odd day here and there that has some sunshine.
Your card on the other hand is perfect I recently found distress inks and stacking die cut technique so your card is perfect and the die design is just a little unusual ,enough to be different but still screams winter, love it thanks for sharing.

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