Papertrey Ink Honorable Mention!

Hello! Welcome to my Blog! I was so excited to read this morning on Nicole Heady's Blog that I have achieved an honourable mention!Yep that's me, in the middle! The original entry was this card: Congratulations to all the winners and honourable mentions!
Alyssa B

Snowflake Tutorial

I had some people ask how to make the variation in the snowflakes seen on the card below and I thought I'll make a little tutorial, just for fun on the blog-o. So here it is:
Step 1: Ink stamp in the lightest colour, here Old Olive by S'UP! is used
Step 2: Grab a 'stamp'n write'maker or any water based marker and use the side of the brush tip to colour at random (Hansome Hunter used here) Step 3: Dont try to be too careful with your colouring, there's no need. This is what the finished 'coloured' stamp should look like:
Note: You may need to 'huff' briefly, just too remoisten the ink before stamping
Step 4: Stamp as normal
This is what you it should look like: Step 6: This is an optional step, when the ink is still fresh, use a water brush pen to blend the ink, creating a watercolour effect. That's it!
Here's an example of a finished card:Really, this technique is so easy! You only need an ink pad and a darker ink pen, one gemstone, half a piece of cardstock to make a wonderful clean and simple card this chrismas season!

If you decide to try this for yourself, I would love to see your projects, just link them in the comments section.

Thanks so much,
Alyssa B xx