Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Winter's Day . . .

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today I have a new inspiration card for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  
With all the HOT weather we've been having, I'm 'cooling it off' a bit with a snowy scene!
I hope you like it!

The dies I have used on today's creation are:

This is NOT what I originally had in mind for my design today!  But, when I die cut the MB Snowflake Oval Frame, TWO pieces of my 5x8 white card stock  were stuck together so I ended up cutting out TWO frames and a few of the intricate snowflakes torn off the one frame before I realized what was going on ... DUH!

With that being said, I knew I would be wasting the panel with a few little missing snowflakes and decided to layer one panel on top of the other for added dimension and less waste!  (I'm getting so fickle in my old age, lol.)   The birds were die cut twice ... once in white and once in red card stock.  The branch on the white panel was colored using my Spectrum Noir alcohol marker (TN7) and the red birds were fussy cut & glued onto the white panel.

I cut off the bottom portion of the die cut and just used the snowflake portion.
A few small pieces of 3M dimensional tape and we're ready to go.

Once my focus panel was created, the 'scene' just started coming together.  
Once completed, touches of Diamond Stickles was added for sparkle.

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Crimbo Crackers Challenge - Blue Christmas
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I will be back tomorrow with a new Tutti Designs creation but for now I need to get moving!  My high school class reunion is this evening over in Pennsylvania and I haven't a clue what to wear.   I hope to see you again tomorrow!  
Till then and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Red cs, Hunter Green cs, DCWV 'The Winter Matstack' dp, Bo Bunny 'Altitude' 6x6 dp
Dies:  Listed above
Accessories:  3M dimensional tape (Lowes), Diamond Stickles


Donna Ellis said...

Such a delightful winter's night scene, Darlene, with the magical feel of the season -- full of peace and wonder! Beautiful!

Donna Phelan said...

I still say this was a 'happy accident' The layering adds so much depth. Your Red Cardinals are beautiful and my most favorite! That snowflake frame is glorious and every flake glistens! Love this!

Janice said...

Love your Christmas card Darlene, and a brilliant result for your happy accident! You have created a beautiful, wintry scene, with the birds and the snowflake corner adding such beautiful detail, it's stunning!

Leslie Miller said...

What an interesting and creative way to use the snowflake oval! From our trials come the prettiest things sometimes. Really love the birds for a pop of red. It's all so beautiful together!

Judy Woodland said...

This card is just stunning. I love all the layers and use of those delicate dies. And then those red birds just pop right off the card. We always learn from our mistakes, and we card
makers make the best of have proved me correct here!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy - Mod Squad Challenge Host

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Beautiful card! I love the corners and the frame so much ... and the cute little birds and trees really make this card pop with the colors!

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful , Wonderful use of those pretty dies TFS Craft Rocket Lis DT

Leslie said...

So pretty!! LOVE the cutouts and the cardinals!!

Barbara Washburn said...

Isn't it fun when something so pretty comes out of a supposed mistake? Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges. Barbara DT