Sunday, 4 January 2015

Light winter



Sunday is my crafting time. I love getting into my craft room first thing in the morning. Usually it's been cleaned during the weekend so it's a clean table and a clean slate. I am all for a creative mess but sometimes you need to clean everything out to clear your mind and get creative again. 

This card was brewing in my mind for a few days after I saw several inspirational challenges. Then it all came out today in one go. Quick and easy, and I think it turned out really nice. The card was heavily inspired by the Winter Wonder image over at Curtain Call and the cue card over at CASology, which was Light. The snowflake ornament was inspired by the image over at the Friday Mashup where the challenge is to use a snowflake or create a winter theme card, or both. I loosely used the sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I'm also linking up over at Just us Girls where the theme is Winter and Frosted Designs where the theme is "White as a snowflake".






I started by die cutting the snow using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders and cut the whole scene using the Stitched Journaling Card. Then I stamped and die cut the tree from the Joy to the Woods set. The bunny from the Critters in the Arctic was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white, as was the bird from Joy to the Woods. The sky looked a bit empty so I stamped a few snow flakes and heat embossed in glittery embossing powder. They don't show very well in the main picture, they show a bit better in the picture below. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin' Up set Good Greetings. I used watercolour paper for the card base, as my white cardstock seemed too white, and cream cardstock made it all look too bland. I do love the texture of the watercolour paper, it adds a really great extra touch.


I created the snowflake ornament by die cutting all the snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die. I heat embossed each snowflake using a clear, glittery embossing powder. I assembled the snowflake flower using glue dots, and added a pearl to the centre.


Card: Daler & Rowney 300 gsm watercolour paper, Hobbycraft 160 gsm cream card, coloured 240 gsm kraft card beige
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods, Critters in the Arctic, Stampin' Up Good Greetings
Ink: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Tsukineko Versamark
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes, Stitched Journaling Card, Stitched Hillside Borders, Joy to the Woods, Critters in the Arctic
Other: Papermania embossing powder white and holographic, Stampin' Up basic pearls

14 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great job with all of the challenges! I love your winter scene and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I love your card...so pretty at all !!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!
big hugs from Brazil

Nancy said...

I adore that beautiful snowflake! What a great card! We are so happy you joined us at Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the colour combination and the shimmer on the snowflake! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Gillian R said...

This is so pretty and cute, thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful and so adorable. Love it!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous combination of neutrals! Thanks for linking up to the Curtain Call!

brrenwick said...

How cute is this?!?! Love the cute little bunny and bird! The snowflakes are the perfect wintery touch! Thanks for playing along with us at FMU!

Joni Parker said...

Love how you embossed the snowflake. It's just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

Cherished said...

Cute Card. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Lori Apgar said...

What a sweet card!! Love the embossing and your snowflake "flower"!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Judy Woodland said...

What a sweet card! Love your dimensional snowflake. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeee this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

So sweet! Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!