Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ombré Snails Mini Card

Hi everyone :-D

First I would like to congratulate all women... Happy Women´s Day!  

Today I have another mini card to share with you. It´s this Ombré Snails Mini Card.

I cut out a panel from a white cardstock paper. I draw lines and borders with a black permanent pen, using ruler. Then I stamped 14 snails, using  a super cute mini snail from  Paper Smooches 'Forest Whimsy' stamp set

After the ink was dry, I colored snails with colored pencils and their shells in watercoloring technique, using Tim Holtz´s Distressed Ink Mustard Seed, water and brush, as well as a background, creating Ombré Effect. 

Then I covered snails with transparent varnish to create glossy accents.

I cut out a card base from a white cardstock paper and glued the panel on it. Finished! :-D

Card dimensions are 79 mm x 101 mm (3 1/8" x 4 1/8"). 
List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'Forest Whimsy'
  • white cardstock paper 
  • colored pencils (skin color, pink)  
  • Tim Holtz´s Distress Ink (Mustard Seed)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black) 
  • STaedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen M (medium) 1.0 mm 
  • transparent varnish with extra gloss 
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 35 mm) 
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • ruler
  • crafting needle 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 1
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 10 
  • Nivea baby cleaning wipes 
  • water  

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page. 

1) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #114 - Anything Goes

2) Clear it Out Challenge Blog, Theme: Anything Goes, Stash: Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Hiding in My Craft Room, Challenge #190 - Freestyle! (Anything Goes)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

4) Papertake Weekly Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D 

Crafty Milka


  1. Very cool and this really made me smile :-) LUV those little bitty snails :-D Great mini card xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. What a great idea, I LOVE this card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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