Saturday, January 21, 2017

AAA Cards #82 Winter Chill

Today I'm honored to guest design with AAA Cards challenge. The theme in #82 challenge is winter chill.
Talking about winter chill, I think about snow and ice. I thought it would be fun to learn how to make reflection effects on ice. I searched "card stamping reflection" on youtube and found a few interesting techniques to pick up.
So here is the card I made. For the background, I applied distress ink chipped sapphire and squeezed lemonade. I tried to be careful not to blend the two colors. When I designed the card, I wanted the yellow ring to symbolize warm friendship that keep snow and coldness away. But when I showed it to my husband and kids, one said "Beautiful moon!" and another said "Beautiful starry night!" Oh well... at least it's beautiful...

Another view of the card, in front of my backyard with 9 inches of snow accumulated.

Hope you enjoyed the card and play along at AAA Cards too.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
Supplies used in this card:
  • Stampingbella Ramona shares her hot chocolate (SB)
  • SSS Winter warmth stamp set (SSS)


  1. Stunning card-exudes warmth, love the glow around the image, so pleased you are joining us at AAA as our GD x

  2. So very beautiful and oh so cleverly done. Love that reflection! Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous design and a very cute image - simply beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Stampers.
    Hugs Sonny

  4. This is just the most adorable winter scene! Love the image and the gorgeous sky you have created. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  5. Darling card, such a cute sight. Love the mirroring on the ice. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Wow... what a beautiful card and such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  7. Great to have you guest design with us for the next 2 weeks at AAA Cards Katerina! Your card certainly depicts the winter chill theme to perfection, with super cute images and fantastic colouring. Sarah x

  8. this is so adorable! just goes to show that art is so subjective but in any case, this is a warm, cozy and beautiful card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  9. I love that glow around the characters and the dark sky, Katrina! An adorable image and beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. What a sweet image of friendship for your card Katrina. Love the watercoloured background. And great job with the reflection technique ... it's perfectly done! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  11. Such a sweet little scene and it is colored so wonderfully. I Love the reflection and that awesome glow and sky. Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer for our Winter Chill Challenge. Stephanie, DT.

  12. What a delightful and creative scene you created! The reflection in the 'ice' really makes you feel the cold - and the bright yellow - the warmth surrounding them. Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Chalenge! Julia xx

  13. Beautiful card, Katrina. So sweet. The reflection is great! Thanks for guest designing for us at AAA Cards.

  14. Wow ... deine Karte ist wunderschön. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    Liebe Grüße, Daniela

  15. so sweet and wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Hugs Anja

  16. Gorgeous card Katrina :-) the image is adorable and I love the background, the story sky looks amazing!! :-)

    Congratulations! you have won the $50 GC on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!! Woo Hoo!! :-)

    Lols x x x