Monday, December 30, 2013

Crafting a Scene ...

GOOD Morning Blog Friends!
WOW!  Can you believe we are in the last few days of 2013!!  
I'd like to wish everyone a very joyful, happy, healthy & prosperous 2014!!

** Proud to announce that this card was chosen 
as Top 3 at Craft A Scene! **

Back in early December I played along in the Craft A Scene challenge which is 
Winter Scene (option: Tri Shutter Fold).  Since I was rushed for time, I simply entered a winter scene A-6 card.  Today, I'd like to play along again but this time I've made my card an A2 Tri Shutter fold creation.

I really love this fold and actually this is the first time I've created a Tri Shutter card and NOT cut EACH individual decorative panel.  Instead, I've cut a full panel that is a little smaller then the card base.  Next, I created my scene ... adhered it to the base card and rescored/cut.  Viola!  The SAME but a little DIFFERENT!

Here are the measurements for this A2 size Tri Shutter card:
(which turns out to be a little smaller than the A2 [5 1/2"x3 1/2"])
 I will share a true A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")Tri Shutter card with you later in the day.

CUT your base card 5 1/2" x 10 1/2"
SCORE at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7" and 8 3/4"
CUT SLITS 1-1/2" from each side between the end scores.

For my 'scene' panel, I've cut the medium blue paper 5 1/4" x 10 1/4".
First I stamped my Inkadinado snowflakes using white craft ink ... let dry ... then created my wintery scene using:
Cabin with Fence - 144F
Pin Row - 150E
Rocky Peaks - 188F

The sentiment used is from the SU 'Home for Christmas' stamp set and reads:
Though far and wide
on earth we roam,
at Christmastime
our hearts come home.
I thought this was such an appropriate sentiment for this log cabin in the woods scene.

The deer on the left is a die by Cottage Cutz - Winter Wonderland Deer
The deer on the right is a die by Impression Obession - DIE 117C

I added a little color to the trees and the cabin with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

There are FOUR more days left on the challenge ... why not give it a try!
I'll be back later in the day with that other Tri-Shutter Scene card creation I mentioned earlier in this post.

A few additional challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge - P is for ___  (Pine Trees)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Till then ... happy day, happy crafting and God Bless!
As always . . .


  1. Oh wow this is amazing. Love the buck in the forest scene.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}O

  2. Oh my, Darlene, this is stunning! May you & yours be richly blessed in 2014.

  3. Gorgeous Darlene! I love this scene and the adorable deer you have added. Very creative and looks very real! Great job. I would love for you to register for a chance to win FREE Candy on my blog - ends Dec. 31st; if you haven't already entered. Happy New Year. Hugs, Gloria

  4. fantastic!! beautiful scene.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  5. These tri fold cards are stunning! The scenes are really cool...great job!

  6. Stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

  7. Gorgeous!!!!! What a beautiful scene you have created (and you are fantastic at those I might add) those stampscape stamps you have used, you are going to make me "have to" purchase some of those enabler you...LOL!!

  8. This is spectacular, Darlene! Love how you created this and all the details. Looks like another winner! Happy New Year!

  9. Lovely card - these are my favorite myself - love making them - thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Please take the time to join my blog for updates as they come around. Ange xxoo

  10. What a beautiful card! I love the colours and the deer dies. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.

  11. stunning - this is gorgeous - thanks for joining us at craft a scene and that craft place - and good luck x

  12. wonderful card - thanks for joining us at craft a scene this month - hugs rachel x

  13. What a beautiful card! I saw that you won at Craft a Scene!
    This is very inspirational Darlene!
    It gave me some great ideas! I love it!

  14. Wonderful job with this one. Love the background, colors and technique. Very striking.
    Edna B.


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