Sunday, 3 November 2013

Snowflakes On My Lashes

Salutations traveller. Today as the snow blew in from the north, covering the realm in a sparkling white blanket, the Lady Commander of Copics, Guardian of Glitter and I gathered in the crafting chambers to work on some cards for the Winter Festival which is rapidly approaching. Despite it being only the third day of the eleventh month, we turned up the Christmas music and set to work. Hours later, after the workbench was covered in sparkles, glue and bits of paper we peeked outside the window and were shocked at the amount of snow that had fallen. 

I have never pre-ordered a stamp set before, but when I saw Lawn Fawn’s “Yeti, Set, Go” and “Winter in the Park” sets, I knew I had to have them. For this card I used the “Winter in the Park” set. I started by stamping the snowflakes and heat embossing them, my first foray into this particular technique, which earned me +184 exp points. Some of them are a little blobby, but I shall work on leveling up this skill so as not to have these mishaps again.
I stamped out the snow, bench and lamp posts then masked off the snow to colour the background with Distress Ink, being careful around the lamps to leave the white "glow". I stamped the snow blob, cut it out, sparkled it up and glued it to the top of the bench. I then added some sparkles to the top of the snow on the ground. Last, I stamped the sentiment that came from the same set.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Sparkling Season” set.

The enveloped was stamped with the various snowflakes from “Winter in the Park” using Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

This winter scene will chill out in the following challenges:

Although the softly falling snow does paint quite the glittery picturesque scene, it does mean it is now time to break out the heavy winter fur cloaks, snow shovels and dog sleds. *sigh* Time to hunker down for the next six months.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

22 comments:

Nikkers5 said...

I LOVE this!!!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous wintery project! I love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

mulberry station said...

I love simplicity of your Christmas card. It is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.
Nancy CTB-DT

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More this month.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello, popping in from CCAYR to say thank you for joining us for the November Challenge with you gorgeous card, it certainly has that winter feel. Love your inked background and the white "glow" from the lamps, very clever, it's a fabulous scene, good luck with the challenge, Kate x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for both of my CHNC challenges and also for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

Kerri said...

great job and good luck thks for joining us over at ONE CRAZY STAMPER!!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hello!
it's a really fabulous stamp for C'mas cards, beautiful creation, love the white and blue combination.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, welcome again;-))m

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous blue and white thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

What a great card, fabulous snow scene.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv
Debby

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the scene, Thank you for joining in with us at Gem of a challenge this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

After seeing your lovely card I'm in love with this set too. You have done a grand job with it. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a nice finishing touch with the envelope.
Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland Blue & White challenge and good luck x Susan x

Craftnut said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining the allsorts challenge this week Tracy x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card inside and out
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Jo Channon said...

I love this simple but very effective design. Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week. Jo x

Becky G said...

Awesome Christmas card, Crystal! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again in our next challenge!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT Member

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Bettina L. said...

Oh absolutely love this winterscene with the CAS layout. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful inking on the night sky. love that you finished the inside, too. very pretty card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The embossing looks great--it really stands out and adds some great dimension! Your blending is crazy good--I love the lighter areas around the lamp posts. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

aaemie said...

Great card, TFS with us at OCS!

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