Sunday, December 24, 2017

Serene Winter Scene

For those celebrating Christmas, tonight is the BIG night.  You only have about 6 hours until the children wake up & you had better have put everything together! My parents used to hold a HUGE open house on Christmas Eve - upwards of 200 people in, out, and around the house.  I woke up many a Christmas Day with strange people sleeping on the living room couch - it might sound weird but it was fun.  My family always collected strays - be it people or animals.  My mother tells of the time I woke up at 6 am to get my gifts and she had literally laid her head down 15 minutes prior - hehehehehehe! Enough nostalgia; but that is what this card brings out in me.  A feeling of times before the insanity of social media, the craziness of Black Friday and before everything became a contest to keep up with the Jones'.  I hope you & yours have a splendid holiday season! So, on to my card:
 

What I Used to Make This Card:
White Card Base
Stitched Circle Trees, Memory Box, #99843 {or, Stitched Circle Cabin}
Stitched Village, Memory Box, #99891 {or Stitched Cabin, Stitched Tree}
Nesting Circle, Darice, #2014-74 {Tutti has plenty of Nesting Circles}
"Cloudy" Vellum
White Glitter Card
Pale Blue Card

The card is very easy to make, not so easy to photograph, but carry on.  The first thing I did was cut the Stitched Circle Tree out of white glitter card.  I then cut it out again using the Nested circles, so I had an actual circle instead of just a die cut on paper.  After putting the cut on my card blank, I really felt it needed just a smidge more something.  I think the cloudy vellum adds a softness to the card; of course, you can use anything you choose - I just didn't want the background to compete in any way with the trees.  The vellum was cut with the same circle I used to cut the stitched die out of the glitter white card.


If you click this pic, you can see the
dimension and the sparkle
I attached the vellum to the cut and,  while it certainly looked serene {the look I was going for - after all, it is Christmas Eve!},  I still felt it was too blah.  I love white on white cards and I just don't seem to able to mix whites effectively.  My cards never look like their cards do! Ah, maybe someday - I'll keep at it! Back to my card.  To add just a weeny little something, I cut out the three houses from the Stitched Village die; first I used white card, too dull, then Kraft card, too obvious, then this very pale blue I found.  Perfect! The little house nestled perfectly where I wanted it.  I truly adore this little CAS card, I hope you like it as well.
Another Look


Here is another look - just click on the image and it should pop open to full size {please let me know if it doesn't!} 


I hope you and yours are having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season and all of us here wish you continued health & happiness ~ 
Fondly, Christi



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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 
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I am entering my Serene Winter Scene card in the following challenges:
Double D Challenges - Baby, it's Cold Outside! {Winter} - mood board below
Scrappy Land - #80, Anything Goes {second entry}
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC #189, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas - #348, Christmas
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time {second entry}
CropStop - #35
Double D Mood Board

~*~*~* HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE *~*~*~

11 comments:

  1. so very nice card
    Merry Christmas !🎅⛄🎄

    hugs , Fiki

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  2. Lovely CAS card, Christi! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Baby it's cold outside" Challenge!

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  3. Very pretty card! Wonderful Christmas memory! Thanks for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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  4. What a lovely little winter scene! Makes me chilly just looking at it!
    So happy you linked up to the Cropstop blog! Do join us again soon!

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  5. Thank you for joining our “Holiday” Challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  6. This is such a sweet & simple scene Christi ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside (winter)’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. I love how you brought the two die cuts together to make one cohesive card. Beautiful card too. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  8. What a wonderful winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    Kathy

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  9. Beautiful card and I love the memories that it recalled x

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  10. Really lovely, Christi. I got sidetracked with a change of plans for the grandsons but promise I'll check those posts late tonight. :-D

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  11. Such a sweet and adorable card! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

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