Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dies R Us - Believe

Hello  Friends and once again MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I have a second post for you today and this card is for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  It reminds us all to BELIEVE!!

In today's scene I'm thinking the two deer in the center are is awe of the majestic buck prancing around in front of them (the one with the red nose ... hmmm wonder what his name is) and do they dare to BELIEVE they could be as majestic one day.  Or maybe even fly through the skies pulling a Christmas sleigh like Santa's reindeer.

 The dies I've used today are . . .

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Winter Wonderland Card Panel

Impression Obsession - Dies - Merry Christmas Flourish

 Frantic Stamper 'Reindeer Duo' #DIE09083
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I must confess I had some pieces and parts laying on my work table that I used to create today's card. Here's a few points of interest on creating today's card:
 As you can see, once I die cut the Winter Woodland Panel, there were several OPEN areas.  I wanted to use a royal blue foil paper for the sky and just white card stock for the snowy ground.  To accomplish this, I laid my Winter Woodland Panel on a sheet of the foil paper and used the tip of my tweezers to lightly score the horizon line then cut it out with my swivel craft knife.  Then, glued the panel to the foil panel creating my sky.
 Since I was going to mat the entire panel, I need to fill in my 'open ground' areas with white card stock to mimic snow.  So, I simply glued on a scrap panel of white card stock and cut off the excess around the edges.

 Remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.
And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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Challenges to share in:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #192 - Happy Holidays 
  Come and Get It Challenge #2 - Christmas
 Crafting When We Can Challenge #134 - Christmas
Pile It On Challenge #123 - Celebrations

Hope Santa was good to you!!

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, DCWV Royal Blue Foil, BoBunny Altitude Collect dp
Dies:  shared above
Accessories:  Red Stickles


Bunny said...

Merry Christmas. This is fabulously beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

I love your flying deer scene, and so neat that Rudolph had time to stop by :) I love that foil for the background gives it such rich deep blue night sky, Gorgeous way to combine the dies!

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous Darlene
Gr Karin

Donna Phelan said...

This is stunning! That metallic blue is gorgeous and makes all of your beautiful white dies POP! Rudolph is spectacular! I love this wintry scene!

Leslie Miller said...

Now, see, this makes me feel like rushing right out to shop, but I'm not gonna do it! I did go look, though, shame on me. What a beautiful and fun winter scene you created. Clever girl the way you accomplished the background. So cute!

Janice said...

A stunning card Darlene, a beautiful, wintry scene. Thank you for the tips and inspiration!

Diane said...

Who love the background color and design.

Hugs Diane

Judy McKay said...

Stunning colour. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this holiday season and I hope we see you back here again in 2017. Judy DT

Keti's Projects said...

Wauu. What a background. I love it. Gorjuss cards. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Happy New Year. Keti (DT)

StampinJessica said...

Beautiful christmas card !
Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Christmas Challenge.
Jessica DT