A Snowy Noel…

Sometimes while working on an idea, another idea pops up…and that’s exactly what happened while making this card.  Got it all finished and then thought, “hmmmm…wonder what it would look like if I did this?”  Good grief…off on another tangent.

So I decided to show you both finishes and let you decide which you liked better…

It all starts with a water colored background…


Love that water colored background and the snowy effect which is much more visible in person than photography.

and the inside looks like this…


and I loved both until this happened…


Sparkly snow…yep, I like that too.  So which do you like better?

Just in case you’d like to give this card a try, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Water color paper, Old Olive and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  White Craft Ink, Soft Sky, Old Olive and Basic Black Archival
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches (you could substitute Lovely As A Tree) and Christmas Pines (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (splat stamp)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua Painter, Mod Podge, White Embossing Powder and Acrylic Block E


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Water color layer is 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Using the Aqua Painter and reinker in the ink pad lid add a wash of Soft Sky to two thirds surface of acrylic block E and Olive to bottom one third of block.  Spritz block lightly with water and place on water color paper with pressure.  Let dry.  Stamp trees in Archival Black and let dry.  Stamp sentiment in Old Olive.  Stamp “snow” with White Craft Ink and sprinkle with White EP and heat.  If you like it nice and clean looking, you are done!  If you need a little more, brush entire piece of water color paper lightly with Mod Podge and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Don’t get all giddy on me…but it is pretty isn’t it?
  • Inside the Old Olive layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and the top layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Use a smaller block for background or freehand to coordinate with card front

We are supposed to get rain this evening…I can’t even remember what it looks, smells or sounds like it’s been so long since it has rained here.  Maybe I’ll go out and do a rain dance to be sure it gets here.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



  1. I have been receiving your emails for awhile now, and have yet to see a card that is not absolutely stunning. Your creativity is an inspiration!

  2. At first I thought they were two cards, but after reading your “digits”, I realized it is one card but you are showing two different finishes. I like both very much. I’m glad I don’t have to choose one…too tough a choice. I imagine the one with Dazzling Diamonds is very sparkly and even more beautiful in person. I hope you got some rain. We have been having wonderful weather but I think it is going to get cooler over the weekend. The “b-ism” today is very cute! Even though I’m retired, I love Fridays and weekends.

    • You are right HJ…the Dazzling Diamonds really is pretty in person…but the other would make a great “all occasion” card for winter. We did get a sprinkling of rain last night but at this point we will take whatever we can. It is supposed to get much cooler this weekend…yay!…B!

  3. I really love the top card. Personally, I think covering the whole thing with glitter takes away from the lovely water-colored background and pushes everything stamped to the background. Don’t get me wrong! I love a little bling. I wear my diamonds and other jewelry as often as I get a chance. But in the case of this card, I think a little glitter on the tree limbs would be a nice optional finishing touch to the top card.

    • Well…I’m just glad you like one of them…thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Michelle!…B!