Sunday, February 18, 2018

Let it Snow . . Again

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I've been using the border from Lawn Fawn that reads "Let it Snow" a lot recently.  I think this may be my third card this season, but nothing says winter to me quite like snow does.  So, get ready, 'cause here we go, a visit to a small mountain town. . .



What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
Lawn Fawn Let it Snow Border, #LF992
Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow Stamp Set, #LF973
Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow Die Cuts, #LF974
Lawn Fawn Starry Skies Die, #LF1377
Hero Arts MMH Kit, October 2017 {sort of}
Water Color Paper
Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio & Broken                                          China
Distress Sprayer
Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Ink
Alcohol Ink Markers
Dimensional Dots
Glitter Card in White

I've had this half of this mountain sitting on my desk since October - that was the inspiration for this card.  I had used the other half making a similar scene with the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit from October; check it out here. And, of course, when I went to go find it to use it, poof, the gremlins were at play.  It literally took me two days to find it, but, as you can see, I was successful - ha ha ha craft room gremlins! I won!

Now I had my mountain, so I needed a sky.  I found this in my stash pile - luckily, I had written down the Oxide colors I used {and have you seen that Tim Holtz has released MORE colors?!!? LOVE IT; but now I need to buy another ink pad stand or two.  Heck, maybe three. . .} because I would have never remembered.  So this background was created using Oxides and the Distress Sprayer.  I attached my mountain and built from there.

I stamped my images on watercolor paper, as I wasn't sure how I was going to color them.  Since I wasn't going to blend, I knew that even alcohol markers would be fine to use if I chose. The evergreen trees were actually stamped with green ink, then die cut.  Everything else was stamped in black.   I cut them all out and I even cut a few extra houses but snipped off the first house and the last house. I wanted this to look like a neighborhood in the village.  I colored all my houses with alcohol ink markers and used dimensional dots to
Dimension!
pop out a few of the homes and the trees on the card.


I cut the sentiment out of the same white glitter card as the mountain and I thought I was done.  I left the card overnight and the next day I felt that the card needed just a bit more something.  I looked at all the teeny tiny snowflakes included with my stamp sets but none of them were small enough for the look I wanted.  That's when I got the idea to use my Starry Skies die - I mean, yes, they are obviously stars, but I bet you didn't notice until I just told you and you looked at the card again! I cut the snow-stars {works for me!} out of the white glitter card and attached them to my sky.  I didn't use all of them but I used most, and even attached some of the dots that got die cut as well.  

I'm thrilled with my little scene.  When I was first stamping, it was nearly
Another Look
impossible for me to stamp a scene; perspective is SO important to me and I just didn't have the funds to collect the really beautiful scene stamps {like Stampscapes} or enough of all the things I wanted in the same scale.  Now, all the things I need are in one kit, easily obtained.  I hope you like my little scene as well.  Have you ever used something as something else, like I've done with the snow-stars? I'd love to know; please leave me a comment, with a link to your creation if possible, so I can share the love!  Thank you so much. ~Christi


PS: Don't forget that Dies R Us is now stocking paper, ink and ALL kinds of goodies - you really should pop in and get all the goodies your Valentine forgot to give you.  Flowers die, candy gets eaten, but craft supplies last forever a really long time :) 
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I am entering my Let it Snow card in the following Challenges:
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge - M, Anything Goes
Crea Chicky's Challenge -M, Winter/Valentines
Happy Little Stampers - Dies - M, Anything Goes
Papercrafter's Linky Party - #3, Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, Anything Goes


5 comments:

  1. This looks amazing, a wonderful winter scene with the fun dies and the inky sky looks so pretty! So nice to see you playing along in my Papercrafters Linky Party! Thank you for linking up!

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  2. This is just adorable and that gorgeous sentiment is the perfect finishing touch x

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  3. That’s a lovely village !
    Thanks for joining us

    Lilian (dt Crea Chicky’s)

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  4. Gorgeous Card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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