Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dies R Us ... Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Hello Friends!
Today, I'm standing in for DT Member Deanna who is under the weather, over on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog.
I don't know what the weather is in your neck of the woods, but here in Ohio it is SNOWING and I'm afraid this is just the beginning of it.  So with that in mind here's a card I created to share with you today!

 The dies from the Dies R Us Store that I used on today's creation are:

Penny Black  'In the Winter' - #51-173 
Die Versions 'Let It Snow' - DV-011

It is so much fun and so easy to create a little scene like this with all the amazing dies available in the Store.  Here's a quick overview of how I created the background to go with my fun 'scene' making dies.

First I started with a plain white card stock panel about 1/4" small than my card front.  Using a lighter and a darker shade of blue distress ink and large sponge daubers, I created the 'sky'.  Next I used a small paint brush and white paint to created the falling snow.

I then die cut TWO of the 'In The Winter' panels from scraps of white card stock.  I actually CUT the trees off the second die cut panel to create a snowy roadway for my truck.  A touch of glue & glamour dust gave me the winter sparkle I was looking for and the cardinals came from the Impression Obsession 'Birch Tree' die set.  

If it is snowing in your area ... please be safe on the highways!
Better yet just stay inside and play with your die cuts like I have today!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Let there be Snow

 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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Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . .


  1. Not a sign of winter over here so I have to watch your gorgeous card for some snow experience....
    Lia xx

  2. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

  3. Brrrr! When it gets below 40 I'm ready to warm up. I do love a snowy scene, though. Both in real life and on a card. Yours is beautiful! Love those trees, and I hope the truck is four wheel drive. I think the bunnies really make the scene. I was wanting to use bunnies on a Christmas card, but I'm done now. I will start on next years, though. Got one done already, yay! Happy holidays, Darlene!

  4. Gorgeous card, loving those pretty snowy trees and the precious red cardinals! Great tip on the paint and falling snow, I am making a card right now and needed to add some falling snow....perfect!

  5. Hi Dar! This is soooo pretty! I just love your sky background and the whole scene you've created with the bright red cardinals and sparkle. Thanks so much for joining my Snow Day blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  6. Wonderful winter scenery! Those bunnies are adorable.

  7. This is a gorgeous winter scene! I wish I had the money to buy a nice stash from DRU right now so that I can build up my collection of dies. I need to! Maybe in the next week or two I will be able to make a little purchase! :)
    Love this card so much!
    Here in NJ, it is very cold but no snow yet. We are expected to see some snow flurries late tonight but so far it doesn't look like it will stick. I hope to see a White Christmas this year but we'll just have to see. I live at the beach so we usually don't get hit with the snow as much, we get more rain and ice. Just stay inside and stay warm my friend!

  8. Such a beautiful winter scene, one every guy (and gal who drives a truck) would love! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Awesome scene but the snow is melting from the heat here in Oz.... love the dies.xx

  10. Love your wintery scene Darlene!Pretty sponged background and snow!

  11. Perfect 'wintry' scene...looks like Greg on his way to work...I can do without the 'let it snow' die right now have about 2 feet of the fluffy white 'stuff' and another foot coming tonight...ugh...super cute card though and love the added 'snow bunny'!!

  12. I really love your card! It's a fabulous winter scene with some great diecuts! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at UYS, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Gorgeous winter scene you created. We had snow all day today! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  15. Love your beautiful Christmas card! The scene you created is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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