Friday, January 19, 2018

Keeping Cozy . . .

Hello Friends!
How is your January going so far???
 Today I'm sharing a wintertime card over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
 that was great fun to make!

I live in Ohio and we are having a true winter this year!  I have pulled out all my winter sweaters that haven't seen daylight for the past couple of winters due to us having very mild temperatures in comparison to this year.    Guess I should pay more attention to that old Farmer's Almanac ... they predicted this to be a COLD year!!

Anyways, since I was in 'sweater mode', I thought I'd keep it going with a card which was created using the fun Elizabeth Craft 'Sweater' die.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Winter Sweater

One sweater was made using design paper from the Authentique Tradition Collection and the other one was created using the Tim Holtz 'Holiday Knit' Layering Stencil.
The designer paper sweater was easy ... I simply die cut the sweater from the patterned side of the paper and the extra pieces from the flip side of that same paper which happened to be a coordinating solid ... easy peasy.
  To create the 'sweater' pattern on the other one, I used a scrap of white card stock and Tim Holtz 'Faded Jeans' distress ink along with the stencil.  Then die cut my sweater.

I first die cut the collar, bottom band and cuffs from white card stock but didn't think it stood out enough so I quickly used the other end of this scrap of white card stock ... inked it with the same distress ink and die cut the same pieces.  I actually already had the white pieces adhered so simply layered the blue pieces on top of the white.

For the sentiment I used another Elizabeth Craft die ... 'Cozy'.   It was die cut twice from the scrap piece (above) used for the cuff & collar panels ... once in white and once in blue.  Then off set to create dimension.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Cozy

 I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  
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.
Here's another peek at the finished card . . .

A hand drawn border and Nuvo white crystal drops were the only embellishments needed to complete my card.

Challenges to share in:
CCEE Stampers Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Craft Rocket Challenge #44 - Winter
DL.Art Challenge #220 - Winter
Moo-Mania and More Challenge - Frosty Winter
Cards 4 Galz Challenge #63 - Anything But Square

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scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! So creative card! Love the stencil on the second sweater!!

Maria Illsley said...

What a lovely card. Great idea of using the mask .. xxx

Lia said...

These sweaters are amazing and I think you can use them this winter!
Lia xx

Bunny said...

Love this card. I could wear 3 of them this morning. Thank goodness we are warming up today. I love the Holiday Knit layering stencil. Before I read you used it I actually thought it was the perfect paper you had! [Bunny]

Birgit said...

Cute, cute sweater cards Darlene! We're bundled up here on the east coast too! Your warm wooly sweaters are just what's needed to beat the cold. Adorable!

Donna Phelan said...

Cozy indeed! I am happy to say the sun is shining, even when cold it makes all the difference! Love how you stenciled the sweater--that is perfect! AND the Designer Paper for your 2nd one is also perfect! Love these! Stay warm and make some soup, my friend!

Diane said...

These are FABULOUS!! I saw this die and would not of picked it, but seeing it IRL now makes me want it! The designs are so FUN and so PERFECT...another GREAT card!! said...

Love all the sweet sweaters!!! You did such a fun card!

Judy Woodland said...

I'm with Diane. I would have completely passed this die set up and now it's going on my "want" list, which grows daily, by the way. This card is so stinkin' cute!!! Love how you created that Nordic sweater, and the other one is awesome too. I'm off to put that die set on my list, thanks for the inspiration!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those winter sweaters you made. Both are so gorgeous. This works into a great card for the winter months.

Conniecrafter said...

The paper was just perfect as is the stencil you used for these cozy sweaters!! I love the embossed details for the collar and cuffs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow - that's a fantastic fashionable wintery card! I love it! Thank you so much Darlene for joining our Challenge over at Moo Mania & More!It's much appreciated!
Happy weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Those sweaters look just like sweaters! I mean... they look like actual fabric and so soft and cozy. I would totally wear these sweaters. What great dies!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute sweaters card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian said...

A cute card, and I love that stencil! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

Marie B. said...

This whole card is just too cute! I LOVE that sweater die! :)