Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Snow, Ice, and a Few Flakes

I want to appologize for not posting as much lately.  I am doing some extra work and it has kept me from my craft room but I recently just ignored everything else and spent the day being creative.  

My project today was inspired by some very chilly weather that recently visited our area.  Using the new A Winter Wonderland stamp set, I created this wintery scene, covered with ice and snow, along with two coordinating ornaments.

The different layers were created by die cutting cardstock covered with super adhesive sheets, adding Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, and sponging the edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  In the center is the wonderful scenic image, embossed with Cerulean Embossing Powder on Basic Grey blue decorative cardstock (Periphery from the Zindfandel collection).

Beautiful silver swirls were added to the base layer by stamping the largest flourish stamp from the new Flourishes 1 set with the Mega Tack glue and adding Sonic Silver Velvet Glitter.  This was also done on the glitter covered deer die cut popped up on the front of the scene.

The trees were die cut from chipboard, covered with dimensional glue, and covered with a mix of Diamond Dust Glitter, Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.  These were arranged on the sides at different heights and depth.

The icicles at the top were created by punching one side of a strip of white cardstock with a border punch, adding layers of VersaMark ink and Super Thick Clear Embossing Powder, and sprinkling with Diamond Dust Glitter.  The sentiment, from the Christmas Holly set, is stamped and heat embossed on a glitter covered oval.

I decided to create coordinating ornaments by die cutting sections of a second embossed image and adding these to three popped up die cut layers covered with a combination of Diamond Dust Glitter, Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, and Sonic Silver Velvet Glitter.  Distress ink is sponged on some of the edges and pearls and ribbon added.  On the ornament with the silver layer in the center I wanted very light silver pearls so I rubbed Old Silver Inka Gold over some white pearls.  Worked great!

You can find detailed instructions for the card and ornaments in the SNS gallery.  

E. Marie

The card and ornaments are entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge 108 – Cold and Frosty (Periphery Cardstock from Zinfandel Collection)
ABC Christams Challenge – W for Winter Wishes
All Sorts Challenge Week 233 – Make a Gift (ornaments)
Crafty Creations Challenge #248 - Dies & Punches
Creative Card Crew Challenge 49 – Pearls (ornaments)
CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes
Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 39 - Christmas Theme
Imagination Crafts Challenge 5 - Glitter and Sparkle


Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Marie, there sure is plenty of sparkle and shine in these projects. Love the little ornaments - great use of the new Winter Wonderland set.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, I cannot believe how quickly you said these came together! These must look sparklingly amazing in person. Your card looks like it would make a beautiful centerpiece!

Marie, when you applied the Mega Tack Glue to your stamp, did you immediately repeat stamp the image and then apply the silver glitter? Or did you wash the stamp between stampings and apply the silver glitter after the stamp was washed? Or did you use a baby wipe to clean the stamp between glue applications?

I see a tutorial looming LOL this is gorgeous, and truly beautiful. hugs, de

Brenda said...

Glad to see you back in the craft room! These are drop dead gorgeous!!!

Anne Temple said...

Your projects are adorable. Love all the glittery layers on the card and the ornaments are so pretty.

Sandra H said...

Aww fabulous projects Marie just love your images and the papers and layout is stunning x

Julie Odil said...

Marie, these are fantastic! I love all the sparkle and shine. I imagine IRL they shine, shine, shine! Thanks for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous glittery card! And fabulous matching ornament! I'm planning on making some for my tree this year! Hope I actually get to do it!

Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew

Anyone for Anya DT

Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our snow flake challenge!

Leanne DT@4CraftyChicks!

Cheryl said...

Wow! These are stunning! All the beautiful details look amazing. The white deer, trees, and icicles look amazing against the blue stamped bg, and I love all the icy sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week!

Hazel said...

A fantastic project beautifully made. They are all absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

caroline said...

really beautiful, thanks for joining us at 4 crafty chicks
caroline gdt

catherine said...

These look really beautiful and thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

April said...

What a beautiful, frosty card! Your ornaments are lovely too. Great job, Marie!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Stunning creations
Thanks you for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly

Mayras Designs said...

Everything looks beautiful !!! The details on the ornaments are perfect !!


Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Zw@@n said...

Fabulous winter card! Great stamps too. I like the glitters. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Jan said...

Gorgeous creations thanks for playing along with us at CCC xx Jan

Allison Cope said...

Wow Marie! Each piece is so unique and beautiful! Love the whole set. Thanks for playing along with our "Winter Scene" challenge this week at Flourishes!

Laura Love said...

How stunning! Love the frosty scene you created! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you play along with us again soon! Good luck in the draw :)

Carissa said...

Wonderful Winter Wishes! Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Michelle B. said...

Oh my, your creations are so wonderfully fantastic! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Helen said...

Gorgeous - such elegant designs.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Eret said...

Marie, these are stunning. Love your gorgeous card and fantastic ornaments. It would make a fabulous gift set. Love the color combinations and all the magnificent sparkle.

Gaynor said...

Amazing.....such a wow card....beautiful. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest challenge. XxGaynor LCDT