Friday, November 13, 2015

A Snowflake Window . . .

 Hello Dear Friends!
 I'm so excited to share today's card with you!
I've created this card as my inspiration sample for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I saw a similar creation in blogland created by Ingrid Blackburn and immediately went in search of a die that would work for me.  The snowflake die used on Ingrid's card was no longer available but I was SURE I would find something at the Dies R Us Store that would do the job ... and I did!! YAY!~!

The snowflake die I used for today's card is Impression Obsession 'Large Snowflake' #DIE093.  Now keep in mind, I have used the NEGATIVE of this die ... here's a picture of the beautiful snowflakes this one die provides.

Aren't they beautiful!  WOW!  
My mind is in a whirl at what I can create with these beauties! 
Here's a closer look at the scene I've created behind the snowflake 'window'. .

Here's a quick step-by-step on creating a card such as this:

(Click on any image to enlarge)
I hope I've inspired you today to look at your dies in a different way.  The positive die cuts are beautiful to see on your creations ... but now maybe you'll look at that negative panel that you ALMOST threw away.  Can you use it in a manner as I have today??  Hey, give it a try ... what do you have to lose?  

Please be sure to pop over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog Monday through Friday for some amazing inspiration from my team mates.  From time to time we can all use inspiration and these ladies are always coming up with something new and exciting to share!

I hope you'll also come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  A new theme is shared on the 1st and 15th of each month and YOU could be the next winner of a Dies R Us Store gift voucher!!  But, you need to PLAY to WIN!!

Challenges to share in:
Where the HeART is Challenge - Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Traditional Christmas (stamps used - Inkadinkado)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Bingo w/sentiment  (Die Cut, Glitter or Bling, Favorite Color)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #115 - Something to Say

Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always ...

12 comments: said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I think I might have that snowflake die...I must get to looking for that!

Leslie said...

That card is beautiful!! LOVE the scene behind the snowflake cut out!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is so beautiful! That snowflake makes an amazing negative and such a pretty window. Your sponging makes the image appear as though you had colored it all softly shaded in blue. Fabulous card, Darlene!

Linda S. said...

This is a beauty, and for a change, I actually own that very die, plus a winter scene stamp that I think would work perfectly behind it. Thanks so much for the step-by-step. Oh, and I must not forget to tell you that the design of your blog was unique and mesmerising. Kind of like watching flames in a fireplace!! Thanks again .

Annie said...

Wowza this is fantastic - I love how you have used the die. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments with such a stunning piece of work. Annie xxx

sweet art designs said...

Simply love this card. Very well done! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is awesome!! Nice idea to use a snowflake window. Thanks for joining us at Where the Heart is.
Moxie Craftie
Where The HeART Is DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Chasing the Dream said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Diane said...

Stunning card, you know I LOVE it...such a gorgeous scene inside that snowflake and a fab tutorial too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Love the image and the lovely colouring !! All the embellishments are perfect as well. Thank you for joining us at Where The HeART Is Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Abbie ( Co Owner)

Craftyfield said...

How beautiful is that negative die-cut?!! I will check my snowflake die immediately... The whole card is beautiful, well coloured and stamped. Thanks for showing us at Vintage Stamping Challenges and thanks for sharing your brilliant tutorial.