Monday, February 23, 2015

Dashing Through the Snow



It's never too early to start on Christmas cards and a perfect way to do that is to use the new Die-Stamp sets from Die-Versions.  The Winter Wonderland die set and coordinating stamp set were used in today's card.

To start out, the sled and snowman were die cut from white card stock, stamped with the coordinating image, and colored with Copic markers.  I also added Stickles (Star Dust) to the snowman body and the snow flakes kicked up from the sled.  Next I die cut two circles from more white cardstock.  On the first one, I spritzed it with Dylusions Ink Spray (Calypso Teal) and the second one I cut up to create snow banks.  After adhering the snow banks to the first circle, I covered the whole thing with more Star Dust Stickles and then adhered the snow man and the sled.

The front panel was dry embossed using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Christmas Merriment); Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China) gives the raised portions a touch of color.  Once this step was completed, I used a slightly smaller circle and die cut the center (be sure to save this piece for a later project) and layered the embossed front on top of the snowy scene.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of cardstock with Distress Ink (Broken China) that's the same as the card base and adhered below the focal point and then immediately covered with Ranger Clear embossing powder and heat set.  Then I stamped the small snowflake randomly along the rest of the strip.

11 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card Anne. Love the dry embossed background. and your Stickles snow looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Anne!! I love the sparkly snow!! The embossing is fabulous!! And the images are so sweet!! What a fun card!! If I want to go out today, I will have to dash through the snow...we got a ton this weekend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

I absolutely love the background sky!! It turned out gorgeous! The sparkling snow is so pretty along with the embossed card back!

Donna Ellis said...

How darling this is, Anne! I love the use of the colors and the aqua lines to show the banks. Even the EF Merry Christmas is wavy like your snow banks! SUCH sparkliness and great use of colors, too! xo

jimlynn said...

Love the sparkle on this beautiful card for Christmas! Love the colors too. VERY pretty.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the embossed card and love the design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Fantastic card for Christmas! Great sparkle and shine!

Donna said...

This looks like St. Louis with all the snow we have had, only much prettier! Gorgeous card!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little sparkly scene is just tooo cute, Anne!! Love the stamps you used and what pretty colors!!!

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

NanaConnie said...

Given all the snow on the Eastgern Seabord of the US, htis may be an appropriate card for more than just Christmas, Anne! :-D Great sparkle and I do like the embossing.