Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Icy Land Quest Begins

Just when we thought we could pack away our heavy fur lined armour, the icy grip of winter has once again seized the realm in its unrelenting grasp. With the return of the cold temperatures, the snowpeople have returned, relishing in the frosty air. The Guardian of Glitter and I have decided to plan a quest to the isle of Icy Land, hopefully to find the source of these bitterly cold blasts that keep hitting the realm.  

I started this snowy window card by making the background. I spritzed it using Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue Dylusions spray ink and then stamped the edges with the Stampendous “Jumbo Snowfall Pair” set, an acquisition from last fall's Guild Raid that I have yet to use (or even open the packaging). Next I used a diamond shaped die and cut out the center for the window (running it through the Cuttlebug also helped flatten the paper because it had gotten preeeeeeeetty warped using the spray ink). I die cut the banner using the “Give a Hoot” cartridge and stamped the sentiment with the Lawn Fawn “Frosty Friends” set.

On the left side of the inside I glued on the acetate (which I cut from some old packaging from a stamp set) and then die cut some patterned paper to adhere overtop so it didn’t look as messy with the edges of the acetate showing. On the right side I stamped the snowmen using the “Jumbo Snowfall Pair” set again and paper pieced their clothing and noses.

I added some ice Stickles to their hats for some added sparkle XP points.

The bottom of the envelope was stamped using the swirly snowflake pattern from the “Jumbo Snowfall Pair” set. I then added some snowflakes to the background using a cheapo Recollections set.

These snowman will chill out in the following challenges:

The journey to Icy Land will take some time and require plenty of planning to ensure we have enough supplies for the trek. The Guardian of Glitter and I decided to leave in a fortnight, giving ourselves plenty of time for preparations. As this quest will be a dangerous one, we decided we may need some extra firepower. We knew the Lady Commander of Copics would be sitting this one out, due to her unusual affliction to the cold, and asked our Lord Husbands to join us on this adventure. This will make for an interesting crafty quest…

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Heather said...

It seems the icy temperatures have put a halt on your adventures. I wish you the best of luck in your quest as I am getting quite tired of the cold myself. Unfortunately, it is supposed to had down to the frigid temps here again this week. Anyway, very cute card. Those snowman are adorable and I love their little pieced scarves and hats. Thanks for playing with CHNC2.
CSAYL challenges should be starting up again in the next week or two.

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty aperture card.
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Kay Wallace said...

Such a clever and artistic way of using the acetate for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! Thanks for joining us!

Mary said...

I LOVE snowmen and yours are darling. Great use of acetate. Your envelope is so special. Great job! Thanks for entering the Sparkles Christmas Challenge...Good Luck.

Gemiel said...

What a wonderful card. Love the window and the snowmen are so cute!! The envelope is so pretty too. Thanks so much for joining the MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge this week. Blessings!

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us and preparing for that Special Time of Year
hugs Kate xx
Winter Wonderland DT
ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

rachel said...

Gorgeous card - love the fab image and great inkiness on the front - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Angi MakingMayhem said...

Love the Dylusions Ink sprays! Fabulous background...Thanks for sharing your creation with us on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!

Inky hugs,
Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Wonderful background technique... fabulous....

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
(DT Sentimental Sundays)

Dot said...

Love your beautiful sparkling snowman card with the frame, so beautiful with the matching envelope.
Thanks for joining our 'D for Die cuts' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
hugs Dorte x

Corrie Herriman said...

Great wintery card ! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Stampotique this week !
Corrie x

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the background - stunning colours and uber cute snow couple.
Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
GOod luck.
Debs xx

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

amazing card!!! the background for your card is amazing! stunning. and I love how you chose to put the image on the inside of the card. and the paper piecing is great! thank you so much for joining our Make your own background paper challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella) !

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Alljazzed2create said...

Beautiful card. Love the adorable snowmen..Thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sunday..

DT Pam

Ellie said...

So cute! Love the card design!
Thanks so much for playing along in my February wordplay saturday challenge!

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